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Agrarian reform beneficiaries’ relatives would receive TESDA skills training.
Dependents of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Zambales will get skills training from the Technical Educational and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
On Wednesday, provincial agrarian reform program officer Emmanuel G. Aguinaldo met with TESDA representatives to discuss how to empower the ARBs’ children in areas other than agriculture.
According to Aguinaldo, the relationship between TESDA and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is intended at giving ARBs’ dependents more options.
According to him, the skills training would include not only agriculture courses but also electronics, practical electricity, driving, welding, and domestic homework.
“Although we recognize the importance of DAR’s organizational development and strengthening, as well as agricultural production seminars, we must find measures to supplement ARB’s household income.” Aguinaldo noted in a news program that “skills training and ultimate employment of ARBs’ children will go a long way toward breaking ARB households’ reliance on-farm revenue alone.”
He urged ARBs’ dependents to take use of TESDA’s different skills training programs in order to improve their abilities and wages.
They can participate in skills training programs given under the Training for Work Scholarship Program, according to Aguinaldo.
“TESDA-registered schools offer other certifications through their scholarship programs, which ARB dependents can take advantage of,” he added.