ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 29 - Secretary Joel Villanueva, director-general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will be the guest of honor and speaker during the graduation rites of TESDA scholars in Dipolog City on Friday.
Around 700 scholars will graduate from short-term technical vocational courses such as beauty care, hair dressing and automotive mechanic.
Villanueva was also invited to speak before the graduates of the Dipolog Medical Center College Foundation, Inc. on the same day.
The TESDA chief will swear in the new set of officers of the Provincial Technical Education and Skills Development Committee (PTESDC) chaired by Provincial Governor Rolando E. Yebes.
Gov. Yebes will join Secretary Villanueva in distributing TESDA Specialista Technopreneurship Program starter kits to identified beneficiaries.
These starter kits contain tools and other paraphernalia to be used by the beneficiaries in pursuing their respective livelihoods.
Yebes said automotive mechanics will receive tools used in their trade while those who trained in beauty care and hairdressing will get equipment used in saloons or beauty parlors. (PNA) FFC/FMS/mec