The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), through the Las Piñas City Manpower Training Center (LPCMTC) tapped into its 25 skills training graduate-beneficiaries for a livelihood awarding ceremony at the Las Piñas Manpower Training Center on June 21, 2022.

Said activity was in coordination with the Las Piñas City Government’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the MUNTAPARLAS Field Office (MTPLFO) of the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR).

The livelihood beneficiaries were comprised of graduates for the following skills training programs: Bread and Pastry Production, Cookery, Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing (M/SES), Refrigeration & Aircon Servicing (DoM-RAC), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding. They were given different tools and equipment for the technical skills they completed such as convection ovens, cooking ware, and drill sets for a total grant of P258,200.00.

Also present to congratulate the beneficiaries for completing the programs include LPCMTC Training Administrator, Engr. Noel L. Cuevas; Las Piñas PESO Manager Redante M. Garcia; and MTPLFO Director Leonides P. Castillon, Jr.

In his message, Cuevas explained the beneficiary selection criteria, emphasizing that the graduate-beneficiaries were chosen because they had demonstrated responsibility and good attitude during the training and had proved their ability to sustain the livelihood grant using the acquired skills from training. Their financial status were also assessed to ensure that the beneficiaries are capable enough to generate income for their new business.

Further, Garcia added that they were selected as part of Las Piñas City government’s aim to generate employment and livelihood for its constituents.

Meanwhile, Castillon Jr. together with labor officer Eritza Molea reminded the beneficiaries that the DOLE will continue to monitor the livelihood recipients, adding that the labor department will provide livelihood enhancements to those who are able to grow and sustain their businesses after a year.

LPCMTC trainers who personally selected the eligible beneficiaries were Jose Tommy B. Rafael, Cornelio S. Sapon, Maria Emaleen G. Declaro, and Jackie B. Canzon. In their messages of support, they thanked the DOLE for the livelihood grants and wished the beneficiaries well on their next endeavor in their careers.

END / Ericka Escalada