Another batch of inmates or Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) in Davao de Oro graduated in free skills training under the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) of the Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) on July 22, 2022.

On behalf of TESDA Provincial Director Jasmin J. Neri, Davao National Agricultural School (DNAS) Administrator Norbenia O. Magpatoc congratulated and officially declared the twenty-five (25) PDLs as graduates and now certified National Certificate (NC) holders after passing the national competency assessment of TESDA.

“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘌𝘚𝘋𝘈’𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘗𝘋𝘓𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭-𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺,” Magpatoc said.

The scholars underwent 34-day skills training in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Montevista, starting from April 27, 2022, to June 17, 2022.

With the exceptional support of Montevista District Jail Warden, JSUPT Len John R Bernal, and in partnership with DNAS, the overall conduct of skills training was made possible and successful.

Aside from National Certificate, each graduate received training support funds (TSF) from TESDA. (𝑅. 𝐻𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑧𝑎𝑛𝑜, 𝑃ℎ𝑜𝑡𝑜𝑠 𝑏𝑦 𝑅𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑙 𝐴𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑜 𝑜𝑓 𝑇𝐸𝑆𝐷𝐴-𝐷𝑑𝑂)

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