Some 50 Pangasinenses started training on Basic Electronic Products Assembly (BEPA) at the Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) Compound on June 8.
Launched this June 2021, the BEPA training forms part of the Modified Mobile Skills Training Project (MSTP) of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan that aims to equip and bring job opportunities to Pangasinenses.
Prior to the training proper, TESDA Provincial Director Jimmicio Daoaten, PESO Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Richelle Raguindin and PESO Labor and Employment Officer III Rachel Jose led a brief opening ceremony.
In his message, Daoaten lauded the efforts of provincial government of Pangasinan led by Governor Amado I. Espino III for rolling more training projects and job opportunities in the province.
“Isa lang ito sa napakaraming pagtutulungan natin with the provincial government with the blessing of the provincial governor na kung saan marami tayong natutulungan saan mang sulok ng Pangasinan,” he said.
Programs like this, the TESDA provincial director added, indicate that the national government and provincial government are keen on assisting its constituents by providing non-stop opportunities.
For five days, these 50 beneficiaries will undergo training, administered by TESDA-accredited trainers to earn Electronics Products Assembly and Servicing (EPAS) certificate.
Raguindin added that the provincial government has also partnered with Archer Manpower Services, Inc., a private company in Pampanga, to employ Pangasinenses after their training as production operators or factory workers.
Qualifications are, as follows; at least 18-30 years old, at least high school graduate, and EPAS certificate holder, the PESO supervising labor and employment officer added.
“Karamihan po sa kanila ay nagkaroon na ng initial interview para pagkatapos ng kanilang training ay ready na sila for employment,” Raguindin also disclosed.
Each beneficiary will also receive P2,000 financial assistance from the provincial government.
The beneficiaries also expressed their gratitude to the provincial government for initiating another training program.
“Dahil po dito, meron na pong naghihintay na magandang trabaho sa amin kaya hindi namin sasayangin itong opportunity at lahat po kami ay sobrang saya dahil natanggap po kami,” said Daisybel Frias, a beneficiary from san Carlos City.
It was also noted that 25 other Pangasinenses in Asingan availed of the opportunity and started their training on June 7.
/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman (Photo by Philip Llamas)