TESDA receives NegOcc’s P6-M training facility
The provincial government of Negros Occidental has given a PHP6-million training facility to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), which is situated in Barangay Cabahug, Cadiz City, beside the agency’s Provincial Training Center (PTC).
The province recently inaugurated and handed over the single-story facility, which consists of a dormitory and a classroom building. According to a TESDA-Negros Occidental report on Friday, it has yet to be officially used as a dormitory, although it is expected to be inhabited by trainees within the year.
Jerry Tizon, regional director of TESDA-Western Visayas, commended Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and the province government for their assistance in constructing a facility for trainees in a statement.
“For the academics and implementers of the training program, this initiative is a dream come true since the center can now accommodate students from far-flung areas,” he added.
A pantry, a classroom, a multi-purpose hall, two toilets, and two quarters are all included in the 260 square meter dormitory and classroom structure.
The dormitory may house up to 32 trainees.
Acting provincial director of TESDA-Negros Occidentales Romelia Nuezca also appreciated the province’s support for the agency’s mission of delivering quality-assured and inclusive technical education and skills to Negrenses.
Lacson’s priority, according to Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa, is to improve the education of Negrenses, and he backed his predecessor, the late Governor Alfredo Maraon Jr., in his proposal to renovate the facilities at the TESDA PTC-Cadiz.
The new facility, according to PTC-Cadiz interim administrator Erwin Ballesteros, meets the demand for customers from outlying regions, which has been the center’s primary focus in past years.