The classes for the skills training project of the local government of San Jose was started on October 13, 2014, Special Project Officer, Mr. German P. Padin said. The formal launching and orientation was held last October 9, 2014 at the San Jose Sports Complex and participated in by the 100 enrolled students coming from the different barangays.
According to Ms. Mary Antonette Puerta, LGU San Jose Scholarship Program Coordinator, the barangay with the highest number of participants was Telegrafo with 15 students, followed by Boclod with 8, Minoro and Tominawog with 7 each, Mampirao and Sta. Cruz with 6 each; Bagacay and Kinalansan with 5 each; Calalahan, Dolo, Pugay, Sabang and Tambangan with 4 each; Danlog and Manzana with 3 each; Del Carmen and San Juan with 2 each; and Calawit, Catalotoan, Salogon, San Vicente, and Soledad with one each. They were composed of high school graduates and undergraduate college students who were not able to pursue their studies in the meantime because of financial constraints.
Mr. Padin stressed that the students must complete total number of hours of training in order to comply with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) requirements and pass the National Certification Assessment and become TESDA certified workers. In accordance to the TESDA Training Regulations, the students need to complete the total number of hours required for their Basic, Common and Core competencies. For Bookkeeping, 292 hours; Consumer Electronics Servicing NC-II, 438 hours; Housekeeping NC-II, 436 hours; and Computer Hardware Servicing NC-II, 356 hours.
San Jose Municipal Mayor Antonio B. Chavez and Mr. Romeo Arnel J. Beriso, Supervising TESD Specialist of the TESDA Provincial Office, were the guests during the formal launching of the said project.