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TESDA announces 1,574 scholarship slots for Northern Mindanao

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The provincial Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Misamis Oriental announced Thursday, February 16 the availability of 1,574 scholarship slots in the region.

Leo Velez, the TESDA provincial director in Misamis Oriental, said that the training for work scholarship program (TWSP) would be available in Misamis Oriental and Northern Mindanao provinces this year.

TWSP is intended to fill up the skills gaps and job requirements of priority industries and sectors with high employment demand from the village level.

For a start, survey forms were distributed to all the villages in Northern Mindanao to be filled out by village officials on the possible vocational courses that the village residents would take if given a chance to be a TESDA scholar.

Velez said that the TESDA later found out that the vocational courses on Housekeeping and Shielded Metal Arch Welding were generally appealing to the underprivileged who reside in the hinterland villages of Northern Mindanao.

The underprivileged residents include out-of-school youth, formerly engaged in illegal drug activities, unemployed persons and suspected prostitutes, among others.

According to Velez, the accredited ten technical and vocational educational institutions (TVEIs) in Northern Mindanao could offer as many as 82 tech-voc courses.

Interested applicants may walk in or course their applications at the village level or through online.

He said that the national government has allocated P12,691,000 in 2016 for TWSP’s implementation in Misamis Oriental alone.

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