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Thursday, December 1, 2022

TESDA-Camiguin equips 75 fisherfolk with livelihood skills

CAMIGUIN (PIA)—In reducing poverty and providing immediate assistance in the midst of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 crisis, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Camiguin provides free skills training and assessment through Project Training at Libreng Assessment (TALA) for the 75 members of Kahugpongan sa Masilakong mga Mananagat (KASAMMA) from Lagapak Poblacion, Sagay, here.

Together with the Provincial Government of Camiguin and training providers from both land-based and mobile training programs, TESDA-Camiguin trained the KASAMMA members on tile setting NC II, construction painting NC II, and carpentry NC II.

TESDA-Camiguin Provincial Director John Simborios said the agency has allocated about P1.01 million for the training implementation, which includes P88,890 for the mobilization and other admin costs, June 30 during the Provincial Peace and Order Council Meeting.

About 25 KASAMMA members underwent the training for tile setting NC II, which they have completed for 15 days and TESDA-Camiguin spent P263,700 for the course’s duration.

For construction painting NC II, 25 KASAMMA benefited from the free training for 23 days where TESDA-Camiguin disbursed P277,270 while another 25 members have completed the 38-day training for carpentry NC II with a total budget allocation of P383,070.

KASAMMA is a fisherfolk association with 78 members organized in 1998. They also engage with dried squid and fish processing aside from fishing. (RTP/PIA10)