Mina town eyed as TESDA Training Center

By Rjay Zuriaga Castor

The town of Mina in Iloilo province is being considered as a training center for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) following the inauguration of a new multi-purpose building.

The newly constructed two-story building, worth P5 million, was funded under the 2023 General Appropriations Act, with the Uswag Ilonggo Party-list advocating for its funding.

Construction of the building began in April 2023 and was completed a year later, ahead of the anticipated August 2024 completion date.

According to Uswag Ilonggo Party-list Rep. Jojo Ang, the building will serve as a training center for scholars from the town and the third congressional district of the province.

“This initiative is expected to enhance the skills and employability of TESDA scholars, contributing to the overall development of the community,” he said during the facility’s inauguration on Wednesday, May 29.

Courses available at the training center will include National Certificate (NC) I and NC II certifications in welding, electricity, carpentry, housekeeping, automotive reboring, massage, and cosmetology skills training.

Ang also distributed financial assistance ranging from P1,000 to P3,000 to market vendors and drivers in the town.

He committed an additional P50 million to the town for further infrastructure projects, including the installation of air conditioning units in its covered gym.

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