CATARMAN, Northern Samar – Northern Samar being one of the poorest provinces is one of the recipients of Mobile Training Laboratory, a product of collaborative efforts between the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), this was learned from Engr. Zosimo de Asis, TESDA Provincial Director.

Accordingly, the project aims to support inclusive growth by reaching the unreached and serving the underserved sector of society. It envisioned to create jobs, reduce poverty and drew into the economic and social mainstreams the majority of people in the remote provinces.

Specifically, the project intends to extend free, relevant, quality training services to the constituents and facilitate wage/self-employment of the graduates.

The Mobile Training Facilities are training facilities that have complete set of training tools, training specific equipment, number of training packages and appropriate multimedia equipment and accessories. This is a barangay-based training project, portable that could be easily transported within the province.

For Northern Samar, 6 training programs are available to be offered by Mobile Training Laboratory and these are Appliance Repair, Cell phone Repair, Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Small Engine Repair, Cookery, Bread and Pastry Production and Food Processing.

During the Provincial Development Council meeting held recently, it was agreed that the PDC Chairman, Governor Jose Ong and TESDA Provincial Director Engr. Zosimo De Asis will finalize as to what LGU to prioritize out of 24 towns covering the whole province. (ajc/ADiaz/PIA-Northern Samar)