DSWD provides skills training to 909 SLP beneficiaries in Misamis Oriental
Posted: 2017-Mar-21 15.00.21 UTC+0800
MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said some 909 beneficiaries of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in Misamis Oriental province have completed a technical skills training course.
In a news release issued Monday, the department said it conducted the course with the Immanuel Global College de Philippines, Inc. (IGCPI), a technical vocational institution in Cagayan de Oro City.
The graduates, who came from the 19 municipalities of Misamis Oriental, completed the 268-hour requirement to get the certificate on shielded metal arc welding, a course offered by IGCP through its Mobile Training Program that is accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Aside from the training on technical skills, the department's office in the Northern Mindanao region also pledged to help the graduates find employment opportunities.
Meanwhile, Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo congratulated the SLP graduates for successfully completing their technical skills training.
"Your hard work has finally paid off. I hope that you will be able to use your newly acquired skills to develop your own means of income so you can provide for your family through your own effort," Taguiwalo said, adding that the DSWD will continue to implement capacity-building initiatives to empower the poor.
The SLP, a community-based capacity-building program, has 26,000 beneficiaries in Northern Mindanao. (PNA)