Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. (2nd from right) and TESDA-Western Visayas Regional Director Ashary Banto (2nd from left) after the signing of the memorandum of agreement for the implementation of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, in the presence of TESDA-Negros Occidental Provincial Director Jimmicio Daoaten and NOLITC Vocational School Administrator Ma. Cristina Orbecido at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City on Wednesday (Feb.13, 2019). (Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Capitol PIO)
BACOLOD CITY -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) established a partnership with the Negros Occidental provincial government in offering PHP2.8 million worth of bundled technical-vocational scholarships to qualified Negrenses.
The courses will be offered by the Capitol-run Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) as part of the implementation of Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA).
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and TESDA-Western Visayas Regional Director Ashary Banto signed a memorandum of agreement in a ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol here on Wednesday.
The signing was witnessed by TESDA-Negros Occidental Provincial Director Jimmicio Daoaten and NOLITC Vocational School Administrator Ma. Cristina Orbecido.
Scholarships are available for courses in Contact Center Services, 2D Animation, and Visual Graphic Design, which will be offered as bundle qualifications.
Banto said 100 scholars, who are high school graduates or college dropouts, will be selected to avail of free training, as well as allowance, instructional materials, tool kits, and dormitory accommodation, if needed.
Orbecido said the NOLITC is now accepting applications for scholarships.
Under the RA 10931, TESDA’s technical-vocational education and training (TVET) programs can now be availed of for free in all state-run technical-vocational institutions, including local government unit-run training centers such as the NOLITC, which is one of the agency’s 22 partner-institutions for the UAQTEA implementation. (PNA)