43 Dropouts In Kidapawan Get Skills Certificates

A government e-learning program has helped 43 individuals here who have no formal education to receive skills certificates through the Alternative Learning System (ALS).

The 6-month training provided by the Department of Education (DepEd-ALS) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) allowed the trainees to obtain skills that could land them jobs overseas.

The graduation ceremony was held Wednesday at the Kidapawan City Convention Center. It was led by City Legal Officer Paolo Evangelista and officials from DepEd, TESDA and the With Love Foundation, a non-government organization.

The recipients of the training were out-of-school youths, dropouts, and those who have no formal education.

“The 43 students hold classes every weekend at the new building built as e-learning center beside the Kidapawan City hall,” Evangelista told reporters covering the event.

He said the trainees were taught in beauty care, consumer electronics, electrical Installation and maintenance, food and beverage servicing, computer system servicing, massage therapy, and solar light assembly.

Evangelista said the graduates will undergo skills assessment by TESDA and if they passed, they will earn National Certificate (NC-II). NC-II is one of the requirements in seeking employment here and overseas. (PNA)

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