In support to the government thrust to provide a sustainable intervention to improve the plight and condition of the youth, the DSWD-TESDA Cash for Training project was launched in Donsol, Sorsogon last February 12, 2013.

Regional Director Conrado Bares of TESDA and Arnel B. Garcia who led the launching ceremony was joined by Donsol Vice Mayor Emetrio Belmonte Jr., Mr, Ramon Razo, Secretary of the Mayor, Ms. Myra Relativo, Asst. PSWDO of Sorsogon, MSWDO Arlene Berdin and other LGU officials.

The DSWD-TESDA Cash for Training Program aims to train the youth for possible employment in targeted communities and provide them basic requirements that will enable them to facilitate their trade to gainful occupations.

Training shall be organized and provided by TESDA with two independent components: training for wage employment (Trabaho) and training for self-employment (hanapbuhay)

About 3, 286 slots were allocated in the region with a total funding of 1,314,610,856. The amount of 20,000 per trainee shall be provided. This is in a form of training vouchers, toolkits (for training and self-employment)

In Donsol, 50 youth will be the training beneficiaries, 25 will be trained on commercial cooking and 25 for welding. Out of these, 50 trainees, 21 are Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries.###eejerusalem-dswdfo5-smu