TESDA to implement new program on CCT4T soon

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, July 10 (PIA) — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will soon implement a new program on the Conditional Cash for Training for Trabaho (CCT4T) in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

This program aimed to empower the disadvantaged youth through skills training, assistance towards gainful employment and venturing into entrepreneurial activities.

The P121,920-million budget is for the 6,096 targeted beneficiaries under the CC4T program in the region, while the assistance for each beneficiary is P20,000.

The training package to be provided includes training cost, tool kits, training allowance that covers transportation expenses or a livelihood fund, and economic nurturing by partner local government units, technical vocational schools and non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries of the CCT4T must be 18-30 years old and pre-selected by DSWD based on their needs assessment survey and they also assessed as eligible under Government Internship Program.

This program has two independent components namely: training for wage-employment, and training for Hanapbuhay.

The training for wage-employment will be organized by a training provider with TESDA registered programs. After graduation, job-bringing activities will be conducted to facilitate employment, while the Training for Hanapbuhay will take on three modes of program delivery. These three would be the on-site training that will be facilitated by local government; school-supervised training by a technical vocational institution, and non-government organizations’ partners training.

The three modes involve structured training, equipping of tools and supplies, and eventual organization of beneficiary graduates into a small economic enterprise.

The training, the basic tools, equipment and initial supplies required for the training shall be provided by TESDA.

The beneficiaries can avail of the training courses in all TESDA-authorized institutions in the Philippines. It is expected to benefit at least 65,000 youth beneficiaries nationwide. (ANL/EMR-PIA 1 La Union with report from Alea Portia N. Gomez of TESDA)

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