TESDA Tarlac Launches 2018 National Integration Scholarship Program
CAPAS, Tarlac – TESDA Tarlac sought to empower it indigenous communities through Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and bring them to the forefront of economic development with the launching of its 2018 National Integration Scholarship Program (NISP) at Barangay Cristo Rey, Capas, Tarlac on April 30, 2018.
The program aims to grant free TVET with food and transportation allowance to 500 members of Tarlac indigenous people (IP) communities.
TESDA Region III Director Dante J, Navarro with TESDA Tarlac Provincial Director Elizabeth D. Manio presided over the awarding of the scholarship vouchers to the IP scholars to the raucous applause of their families who were also present at the event.
In his message, RD Dante reiterated the commitment of the Duterte Administration to the empowerment of the members of the IP communities in order to bring them up to speed in the drive for economic development.
The RD also thank Mayor Rey Catacutan for the donation of a five hectare site for the IP TVET court which will be constructed in the second semester of 2018.
The IPs according to Director Navarro, shall be trained in Masonry, Carpentry, Welding, Electrical, Dressmaking, and Hilot Wellness for free with food and transportation allowance.
Also present during the event were Capas town Mayor Rey Catacutan, who promised the graduates employment assistance at Clark Green City, Department of Science and Technology Region III Director Dr. Julius Caesar Sicat, Department of Labor and Employment Region III Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita, DOLE Tarlac Director Au Laxamana, and representing Tarlac Governor Susan Yap, Gilberto Lamorena.
DOST and DOLE also simultaneously launched their respective projects for the IPs of Tarlac.
While waiting for the dignitaries to arrive, the IP scholarship recipients were treated to a free breakfast and later having anticipated the brutal summer heat, free scoops of ice cream.
After the ceremony, they were given free lunch and ride to their respective communities.