The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has allocated P30 million worth of scholarships and training for affected residents of the magnitude 7 earthquake in Abra.
According to the agency, they are offering training courses that are related to construction, such as carpentry, masonry and plumbing, and are open to residents who are interested in participating.
“These trainings are vital for the residents of earthquake-stricken areas. They will be able to build their own houses as well as use the skills they acquire to find jobs and earn a living,” Tesda chief Danilo Cruz said.
According to Tesda, this project will be in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment who will be in charge of providing allowances to trainees undergoing scholarship courses, through DoLE’s Tupad program.