The Office of Rep. Genaro “Lim-ao” Alvarez represented by former Rep. Mercedes “Chedeng” Alvarez through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority distributed starter toolkits to a total of 106 TESDA graduates of Sipalay City.
Thirty-one carpentry tools were given to the former inmates of Sipalay City District Jail TESDA Carpentry NCII graduates.
As a sign of gratitude from the Sipalay City District Jail, former Congresswoman Alvarez was gifted with nito products handmade by the inmates.
Another Fifteen kits for the graduates of Produce Organic Fertilizer (leading to Organic Agriculture Production NCII), fifteen kits for Service Engine Components (leading to Automotive Servicing NCII), fifteen kits for Service Underchassis Components (leading to Automotive Servicing NCII), fifteen kits for Dressmaking NCII and fifteen kits for Food Processing by Salting, Curing and Smoking (leading to Food Processing NCII) were given at Brgy Gil. Montilla Covered Court.
The toolkits were given to the TESDA graduates for them to be able to start earning and put into practice what they have learned.
After the distribution, former Congresswoman Alvarez handed cash assistance to the representatives of the Coco-based Ventures as Alternative Income to Displaced Employees (CoVAIDE), a project funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and the Sipalay City Tourism Development and Promotion Office.
Present during the event were Kabankalan TESDA Provincial Training Center Administrator Erwin Ballesteros, Sipalay City District Jail SJO4 Rommel S. Ravello, Executive Assistant to the City Mayor Praem Mediodia, City Councilor SP Genaro “Ralph” Alvarez IV, City Tourism Supervising Officer Jerick Lacson, faculty and staff of TESDA, BJMP personnel, and Sangguniang Panlungsod staff.*PR