/ 24 January 2023

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority on Monday turned over mobile training laboratories to its 10 regional offices to enable them to bring skills training programs to remote areas.

TESDA Director General Danilo Cruz said the mobile training laboratories will mobilize the delivery of skills development and livelihood programs in far-flung areas, particularly those that are located in conflict-affected communities, disaster-prone provinces and provinces with high poverty incidence.

“The MTLs are training facilities that can be easily transported from one place to another within the province. It is composed of tools, equipment, and training packages put in a trailer,” Cruz said.

The beneficiaries of the MTLs are the Cordillera Administrative Region, CARAGA, and Regions II, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and XII.

These will offer qualifications such as Photovoltaic Systems Installation NC II, Bread & Pastry Production NC II, Food Processing NC II, Organic Agricultural Production NC II, Carpentry NC II, Plumbing NC II, Electrical Installation Maintenance NC II, and Agricultural Crop Production NC II.

“These MTLs show that TESDA is committed to providing skills training and livelihood programs to Filipinos, especially to those located in far-flung areas and those belonging to the marginalized sector,” Cruz said.

TESDA also turned over 16 service vehicles to selected regional and provincial offices to enhance their mobility.

These are TESDA regional offices in the National Capital Region and Regions III, IV-A. Other recipients are TESDA provincial offices in Mt. Province, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, Palawan, Sorsogon, Negros Occidental, Bohol, Samar, Zamboanga del Norte, Bukidnon, Davao de Oro, North Cotabato, and Agusan del Sur.