TESDA earmarks P60 million for Marawi evacuees’ skills, livelihood training

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  • TESDA allotted P60 million for the skills and livelihood training of Marawi evacuees
  • The agency also aims to train 20,000 construction workers for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi City
  • Drug dependents will also be given skills training

The Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will conduct skills and livelihood training to Marawi evacuees at a cost of P60 million.

TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong said his agency is coordinating with the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and Department of Agriculture to ensure that the evacuees will be employed and have livelihood after their training.

“We have to provide jobs and means of livelihood to the evacuees once they return to Marawi City,” Mamondiong said.

As mentioned in Bombo Radyo, TESDA is also aiming to train around 20,000 construction workers who will be employed in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi City that has been ravaged by the ongoing war there.

In support to the government’s drug rehabilitation program, TESDA will also give skills training to drug dependents. The agency is asking the Department of Health and the Philippine National Police for a list of drug dependents who are ready for skills training.