Vigan City offers free skills training for residents

Vigan City, April 2 (PIA) – The city government is sponsoring a series of skills training this month to provide residents with options for livelihood activities.

Ronilda Aninag, the city’s chief manpower development officer, the training will be conducted at the Vigan Skills Training Institute, and will have the following schedule: cellphone repair (April 1-15), wrist watch repair (April 15-17), fish processing (April 17-19), creative box craft (April 10-12) and making of costume, masks, jewelry, head dress and gift wrapping (April 27-29).

The Vigan Skills Training Institute was put up through an ordinance to prepare residents tackle work opportunities locally and abroad.

The institute has been the city’s center for skills training and capability build-up. The city’s pioneer skills programs, “Eskwela Talyer” and the “Eskwela de los Mataderos,” were conducted in the institute.

It offers basic courses such as baking for beginners, basic beadworks or fashion jewelry, basic cake decorating, basic meat processing, basic photography, basic resume writing, basic welding and metal craft, cakes and pastries, candle making, catering with carinderia and restaurant management, cell repair with starter kit, cosmetology or face make-over, dehydrated fruits and vegetable, fish processing, fresh flower arrangement, hair dressing and cutting, handicraft making, manicure and pedicure, pillow making, stuffed toy making, travel agent attendant and T-shirt printing.

It also offers basic computer and internet operation, basic Microsoft windows office, computer repair and networking and basic dressmaking.

Vigan residents can avail of the training programs free of charge while non-residents will pay from P1,200 to P3,000 for the courses. (MCA/MNA-PIA1, Ilocos Sur)

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