Monday, March 25, 2013

Cash for Training Program

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently implemented the Cash for Training Program or C4TP aims to support the government in providing sustainable interventions to disadvantaged youths by empowering them through skills training and assistance towards gainful employment and entrepreneurial activities. And to better implement the said Cash for Training Program, the DSWD has allotted P 1.3 billion to train a total of 65,730 youth beneficiaries nationwide. TESDA, through its 126 partner institutions, will man the skills training and development of the youth beneficiaries which began last December of 2012 and will run up to May of 2013.

Cash for Training Program or C4TP will have two components in its implementation: training for wage employment and training for self-employment. Under the training for wage employment, the beneficiaries shall be awarded with scholarship vouchers that will entitle them for free training courses in all TESDA authorized training centers.

The training for self employment on the other hand will be implemented either through on-site training, school-supervised training or NGO partners training. The training package is worth P20,000 per beneficiary which will be given in the form of scholarship voucher, tool kits, transportation assistance for school based or livelihood fund for on-site training.

For the said Cash for Training Program, the DSWD will be in-charge of selecting and profiling the youth qualified as beneficiaries. Each will receive a scholarship voucher, a toolkit for those who will be under the training for self-employment category; livelihood assistance; and allowance for transportation expenses during the training.

For your inquiries regarding the said Cash for Training Program, you can contact the DSWD office nearest you.

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