Some 20 residents of Infanta town finished the five-day Basic Handyman Training of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan on May 21.
The graduates each received certificate of completion and toolkit from the province during a brief graduation ceremony held at Infanta Town Hall.
The Basic Handyman Training is a modified Mobile Skills Training Project, which is also a component activity of the Abig Pangasinan recovery program launched by Governor Amado I. Espino III to help Pangasinenses cope with the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Provincial Director Jimmicio Daoaten commended anew the skills training program of the province that moves around the province unceasingly to assist more Pangasinenses despite the COVIID-19 pandemic.
“Maraming salamat po sa mga programang ito na kami rin po ay kabahagi rin upang tayo makapagbigay ng mas marami pang programa at serbisyo,” Daoaten stressed.
The TESDA provincial director also noted that the national government through TESDA has lined up two more trainings for Infanta residents and some other trainings in different parts of the province to increase Pangasinan’s labor force.
Under this skills training program, 20 residents of each town undergo 14 learning sessions on basic home repair and maintenance within five days focusing on carpentry, masonry with tile setting, plumbing, electrical and painting.
“Malaking tulong po iito dahil madadala at magagamit na po naming ito hanggang pagtanda at ‘yung tools po na binigay ay magagamit din po namin,” said Roje Reyes, who is among the 20 graduates.
Infanta Mayor Marvin Martinez also expressed his gratitude to the provincial government led by Gov. Espino for his unwavering support to their locality.
“Nagpapasalamat kami kay Governor Espino dahil basta may allocation ang programa ng Pangasinan PESO, mayroon at mayroong ibinibigay dito sa Infanta at malaking bagay ‘yun para sa aming mga kababayan na gustong matuto o madagdagan ang kanilang kaalaaman sa mga basic training na kanilang magagamit sa pag-araw-araw o paghahanapbuhay,” Mayor Martinez stated.
The local chief executive also urged his constituents to maximize the opportunity provided by the provincial government.
Also present during the program were: Former Councilor Ricky Camba, Infanta PESO Manager Mildred Hernandez and Pangasinan PESO Labor and Employment Officer III Rachel Jose.
Meanwhile, the Basic Handyman Training will also visit other LGUs in the province to provide free skills training for interested Pangasinenses.
/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman (Photo by Philip Llamas)