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PPC to offer free vocational education to out-of-school youth, unemployed

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Governor Ramon V. Guico III expressed gratitude to the people behind the establishment and the inception of Pangasinan Polytechnic College (PPC), which will open its doors to less privileged Pangasinense seeking free education.

Aside from their Baccalaureate Program, PPC, which is the first-ever provincial government-owned educational institution in the entire Region 1, will offer in-demand technical-vocational courses and skills training for out-of-school youth, the unemployed, and even housewives.

To officially open on February 14, PPC will render support services for hard-to-fill jobs in the local and international labor market through technical-vocational courses. Vocational education prepares individuals to become gainfully employed or self-employed.

During the initial establishment of the PPC, the Center for Lifelong Learning (CeLL) will prioritize courses on Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, Driving NC II, Driving (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III, and Automotive Servicing NC I.

In addition, the center will subsequently offer various in-demand technical-vocational courses such as Cookery NC II, Masonry NC I, Heavy Equipment Operation (Forklift) NC II, Heavy Equipment Operation (Bulldozer) NC II, Heavy Equipment Operation (Rigid Off-Highway Dump Truck) NC II, Heavy Equipment Operation (Rigid On-Highway Dump Truck) NC II, Heavy Equipment Operation (Wheel Loader) NC II, Housekeeping NC II, Food and Beverages Services NC II, Bookkeeping NC II, Front Office Services NC II, Organic Agriculture Production NC II, Rice Machinery Operations NC II, Dressmaking NC II, Tailoring NC II, Beauty Care (Nail Enhancement Technology) NC II, Hilot (Wellness Massage) NC II, Slaughtering Operation (Large Animal) NC II, Slaughtering Operation (Swine) NC II, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I, Masonry NC II, Public Employment Services NC II and Public Employment Services NC IV.

The technical-vocational courses mentioned are subject to change depending on the demands of the labor market and upon the recommendation of the PPC Governing Board.

As stated in the PPC briefer, micro-credentials and other short courses will likewise be offered that will develop and enhance specific skills in a focused area like business, governance, management, technology, arts and culture, agriculture, engineering, and communication. Compact learning modules will be offered online and cater to professionals seeking to upskill and stay current in rapidly evolving industries.

For its initial operations, PPC will offer the following micro-credentials: Pangasinan studies; clinical skills for community health workers; organic production of vegetable crops; dairy production principles; design thinking; videography; barangay governance: role and functions of the barangay as a local government unit; project planning, monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, and local public enterprise; local tourism development planning; tourism product development; and indigenous education: paradigm, pedagogy, and sources and uses of instructional materials. (Ruby R. Bernardino/PIMRO)

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