/ 11 February 2021

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority on Wednesday distributed starter toolkits to scholars of the agency’s Special Training for Employment Program in Metro Manila.

The turnover, with the theme “Pagbibigay sa mga Minamahal na Magsasanay,” was held at the Multi-purpose Gymnasium inside the TESDA Complex.

TESDA chief Isidro Lapeña personally handed the starter toolkits to several STEP graduates who finished courses like Hilot (Wellness Massage) NC II, Cold Meals preparation (Leading to NC II), Plumbing NC I, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I, Facial Treatment (Leading to Beauty Care NC II) and Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II.

With him were TESDA Deputy Director General Lina C. Sarmiento, TESDA-NCR Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico Jr. and the six district directors.

Lapeña was delighted to see the scholars receive the toolkits.

“With these new set of toolkits, you will be able to practice and put to good use the training and competencies you have gained from TESDA. Hopefully, this will also pave the way for a more comfortable life for all of you. The same thing that the President, Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte envisions —  a comfortable life for all Filipinos,” he said.

The TESDA chief expressed optimism that the said event will inspire others who would like to pursue or start their own small businesses.