CABARROGUIS, Quirino, August 9 (PIA)-- Some 20 members of the Agtas of Sitio Dioryong, a group of Indigenous Peoples in Nagtipunan town, recently underwent a 112-hour skills training on Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance through the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority here.
Zenaida Tulliao, supervising technical education and skills development specialist, said the training is in collaboration with the Department of Education-Alternative Learning System.
“The DepEd-ALS organized the Agtas and the TESDA provided the course design and accredited trainer,” Tulliao said.
The training is aligned to the needs of the Agtas who dwell in the remote areas of Nagtipunan with motorcycle as the most common means of transportation.
Tulliao further said the training is part of the Two-Pronged Strategy of the TESDA in Poverty Reduction, Technical-Vocational Educaton and Training for Global Competitiveness and Social Equity.
The main thrust according to Tulliao us to empower the IPs through self or wage employment opportunities to uplift their economic status and to enable them to develop their ancestral domain into a highly productive community. (ALM/TCB/PIA 2-Quirino)