PGIN to bring free mobile tech voc trainings to grassroots


Oct. 14, 2016 ...

In order to assist Ilocanos in finding jobs and livelihood, the Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) will conduct mobile technical vocational (tech voc) trainings to the grassroots for free.

PESO Officer-in-charge Lizette Bitancor revealed that they are in the process of coordinating with a tech voc company in Manila.

Trainings to be offered may include masonry, carpentry, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, computer technology, information and communication technology, and automotive.

Bitancor said "this mobile training activity is good news to those who are not able to go to Manila or abroad to obtain trainings."

She added that the skills to be learned are important in applying for works abroad.

Tech voc teachers and schools around the province will also be invited to partner with them in the said endeavor.

Under her administration, Governor Imee Marcos started encouraging Ilocano students to take vocational courses, stressing that skilled workers are becoming in-demand here and abroad.

Governor Marcos has also pledged to provide free skills and vocational trainings for the Ilocano indigent during her third inaugural address last June.

Major schools in the province offering tech voc programs include Mariano Marcos State University-College of Industrial Technology, Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades, Bangui Institute of Technology, Marcos Agro-Industrial School, and Overseas Technical Institute, Incorporated.

Aside from its support to selected tech voc students, PGIN also offers Sirib Academic Scholarship, Sirib Young Leaders Scholarship, and Sirib Community Leaders Scholarship.

Assuring the youth of the provincial government's continuing assistance, Governor Marcos has been underlining that the scholars are one family and the hope for a safe, secure and progressive future.