Provincial gov't to provide free tour guiding training to Palaweños
Posted: 2017-Feb-14 17.02.32 UTC+0800
PUERTO PRINCESA -– The Palawan Provincial Tourism and Promotions Development Department (PTPDD) wants to help Palaweños have livelihood by providing free tour guiding training.
Provincial Tourism Officer Maribel Buñi said Monday that they will conduct free training on tour guiding from February 28 to March 1 in the picturesque town of El Nido, where 40 are expected to attend.
Buñi said Palaweños, who will avail of the free training, will undergo demanding drills to become very good tour guides in their municipality.
"Out-of-school-youths (OSYs), who are able to reach second year college, can participate in this free training, as well as those already serving as tour guides but have not undergone formal training on the trade," Buñi said.
After the seminar and training, the participants must be able to pass the exam that will be given on the last day of the said event.
She explained they will receive certificates of training that will serve as document for them to become licensed tour guides in El Nido.
The PTPDD is an accredited agency to provide licensing to residents, who are looking to be tour guides and have steady income sources.
Aside from El Nido in northern Palawan, the PTPDD will also do the training in Taytay, and in southern Palawan in Quezon and Sofronio Española.
The free training for tourism frontliners, like the tour guides, is one of the programs being implemented by the provincial government to ensure that all Palawan guests are taken care of. (PNA)