TAWI-TAWI – A total of 451 scholars from Tawi-Tawi graduated from the Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education-Technical Education and Skills Development’s (MBHTE-TESD) Bangsamoro Scholarship Program for Technical Vocational Education Training (BSP-TVET) on Jan. 8.
The scholars finished courses on Organic Agriculture Production, Organic Crop Production, Agricultural Crop Production, Cookery, Bread and Pastry Production, Assembly of Solar Nightlight and Post Lamp, Masonry, Dressmaking, Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Plumbing, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Technical Drafting, Security Services, Computer Systems Servicing, and Housekeeping.
During their mass graduation held in Bongao Municipality, the graduates also received their Training Support Fund (TSF) amounting to Php160.00 multiplied by the number of their training days.
TVET providers in the province included: Batu Batu National High School, Mahardika Institute of Technology Inc., Philippine Last Frontier College Inc., Abubakar Computer Learning Center Foundation Inc., Sheik Muktar Makdum Institute of Technology, DZAJ Tawi-Tawi Technological Institute Inc.,Tawi-Tawi School of Arts and Trade, FMI School of Assessment Center Inc., SAMA Technological Skills Development Center Inc., and Tawi-Tawi School of Midwifery.
MBHTE-TESD allotted a total of Php10-million for the BSP-TVET in the province – Php6,467,852.70 for the Kapakanan ng Bangsamoro Scholarship Program, and Php3,559, 395.00 for the Tulong Trabaho para sa Bangsamoro Scholarship Program.
Dr. Maryam Nuruddin, TESD Tawi-Tawi provincial director, said the mass graduation and releasing of TSF of the BSP-TVET was their first major activity for CY 2022.
“We are thankful to the Bangsamoro Government for extending the BSP-TVET program, which would benefit hundreds of beneficiaries in this province to obtain skills training that will eventually help elevate their standard of living,” Nuruddin said. (Bangsamoro Information Office)