MANILA—The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) have joined forces to give free skills training for persons with disabilities (PWDs) nationwide.
TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong and NCDA Executive Director Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Thursday that would pave the way for the two agencies to help the PWDs.
Mamondiong said the skills training to be provided is under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) so that the PWDs could receive the National Certificate (NC) which is necessary for job application here and abroad.
“In line with TESDA’s Two-Pronged Strategy on Poverty Reduction, the project aims to provide interventions through skills development by providing access to training to qualified persons with disability for self or wage-employment to help uplift their economic status,” said Mamondiong.
Institutions from the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) also promised to help the project in providing skills training for PWDs.