The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and the National Housing Authority (NHA) inked a pact to strengthen the partnership between the two government agencies Tuesday afternoon in Taguig City.
Both Tesda Secretary Isidro Lapeña and NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada, Jr. signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating that Tesda agrees to provide scholarship training for NHA’s housing beneficiaries.
“To me, this is a very good gesture. We are lucky to have someone like General Sid in Tesda that is very supportive,” said Escalada.
The MOU states that through its provincial and district offices, Tesda will provide free suitable training to NHA Housing beneficiaries and relocatees.
It will also assess the graduates, issue the corresponding national certificates and facilitate their employment.
“Together with NHA, we are really happy to help especially our former rebels, Indigenous People, and other communities in need of our services,” Lapeña said.
It is also stated on the MOU that NHA will identify appropriate programs and other interventions that will enhance the employability and entrepreneurship qualities of the housing beneficiaries, provide venue and other logistical support for the training, and ensuring their cooperation and participation.