1,000 vocational scholarship grants up in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY, March 18 (PNA) —- Some 1,000 vocational scholarships will be granted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to local residents aged 18 to 35 years on April 25.

Leah Aquino, officer-in-charge of the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) said that the giving of vocational scholarships is a joint project of the city government and the technical and vocational schools in Dagupan for unemployed youth and young adults in the city.

Among the vocational courses the scholars can can avail of are welding, caregiving, hotel management, nail art, haircutting, massage therapist, housekeeping, automotive and diesel mechanic.

Aquino disclosed that the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or those who belong to the below poverty line are the top priorities for the scholarship grants;

She said that the scholarship program is not limited to them.

“We are strongly encouraging them to avail of this opportunity since it will be for free and some of the courses could be finished within two weeks and after that they can already get a job,” Aquino said.

The interested applicants are required to visit the CSWD office with their high school form 137, birth certificate, barangay certificate and an endorsement from Mayor Belen Fernandez.

The scholarship grants will be awarded to the chosen applicants on April 25 at the city plaza in a program dubbed as the “Building the Future of Children day” or BTF day.

In this event, each of the scholars will pick their courses and schools they want to enroll in. (PNA)