Isabela IPs, 4Ps finish DSWD skills training
June 20, 2017 Rene V. Carbayas
by Rene V. Carbayas

ISABELA CITY, Basilan June 20 (PIA) – Some 452 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous People (MCCT IPs) recently underwent skills training under DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program at the Area Coordinating Center (ACC) in Binuangan, Isabela City.

Through the process of community consultation and based on identified needs, the DSWD in Isabela City launched their Skills Training on Motorcycle Engine Repair, Electrical Installation and Maintenance and Food Processing as a form of capacity building grant given to eligible SLP participants, preferably Pantawid beneficiaries and MCCT IPs.

The training aims to enhance their skills for higher productivity and employability. It will provide the participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to acquire gainful employment, which should provide a stable source of income.

Completing the training gives beneficiaries the chance to be employed in local motor shops, as lineman, install wirings or work in canning factories and other food establishments.

In coordination with the 1 and ALL Technical School in Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga City, the DSWD have trained 100 4Ps beneficiaries on motorcycle engine repair, 130 MCCT IPs on electrical installation and maintenance; Food Processing with 130 MCCT IPs; and 92 4Ps Beneficiaries; for a total of 452 individuals.

The training package given to each participant is worth P20,000.00 which includes: training cost, starter kits, transportation allowance and assessment fee.

The culmination of the skills training was capped with the distribution of certificates, starter kits and cash allowances for the participants on June 13 at the ACC, Binuangan, Isabela City.

Each participant expressed gratitude to the government for giving them the opportunity to uplift their level of well-being by providing the necessary knowledge, skills and employment opportunities.

The beneficiaries are still waiting for the schedule of assessment from TESDA.

As part of the training package, the Technical Vocational Institute (TVI) is facilitating their immediate employment for them to apply what they have learned and more specifically, gain more income for the family. (ALT/RVC/PIA9-Basilan with report from Nilda Delos Reyes)