May 28, 2017
A total of 31,190 individuals have benefited from the Barangay Kasanayan para sa Kabuhayan at Kapayapaan (BKKK) program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) nationwide.
TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong said that 23,542 persons have receive scholarships under the Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) and Tesda Technology Institutions (TTIs) while 7,648 others secured other benefits from the agency.
Mamondiong said that the number of TESDA beneficiaries are expected to go up as they continue to give skills training in far-flung areas in the country.
Records showed that 1,279 beneficiaries of BKKK came from Region 1, 815 (Region II); 2,388 (Region III); 3,022 (Region IV-A); 8,590 (MIMAROPA); 2,114 (Region V); 1,070 (Region VI); 1,895 (Region VII); 1,825 (Region VIII); 2,965 (Region IX); 943 (Region X); 1,324 (Region XI); 766 (Region XII); 134 (CARAGA); 646 (CAR); and 1,414 (National Capital Region).
It would be recalled that Mamondiong implemented the 17-point Reform and Development Agenda of TESDA which aims to provide skills training in various sectors nationwide.
These skills training include the Barangay-Based Scholarship Program; Online Scholarship Application; Walk-in Scholarship Application; Technical Audit of TVET Schools and Programs; Skills Training for Drug Dependents; Skills Training for Entrepreneurs and Family Enterprises; Skills Training Program for Inmates and their Families; OFWs Reintegration; Special Skills Program for the Indigenous People (IP); Expanded Training Program for Women and PWDs; Continuing Program for TESDA’s Alumni; Global Access to/online database of TVET Graduates and Certified Skilled Workers; Strengthen Linkages with the Agro-Industrial Sector; Strengthen Linkages with Foreign Skills Training/Funding Institutions; Linkages with State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs); Transparency; Moral Renewal.
The BKKK is contained in the Barangay-Based Scholarship Program which is one of the 17-point Reform and Development Agenda of TESDA.