VIGAN CITY, April 3 (PIA) — At least 103 women residents completed their skills training sessions to mark the celebration of National Women’s Month in March.
Ronilda Aninag, the chief manpower development officer of this city, said the women took short courses in baking and cake decoration, Chinese cuisine, manicure, pedicure, foot spa, hair cutting and styling, making novelty give-aways and gift items out of beads.
The courses, which were completed in five days, were given free of charge to residents as part of the city government’s poverty alleviation program. The courses cost up to P3,000 each for non-residents.
Aninag said these training workshops seek to motivate women to earn additional income and promote women solidarity.
Aninag said that one of the city government’s thrusts is to improve residents’ quality of life by providing them options to put up livelihood and earn income.
Skills trainings are conducted at the Vigan Skills Training Institute, which was founded by the city government to provide skills training. (MCA/MNA-PIA1, Ilocos Sur)