TESDA to give construction training to 10K Marawi IDPs

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said it is seeking to equip 10,000 internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi City with construction-related training.

This is under the institution’s Expanded Emergency Massive Skills Training Program (EEMSTP) which aims to support IDPs in finding job opportunities.

TESDA director general Guiling Mamondiong said this project was formed to provide additional assistance to the construction works of Task Force Bangon Marawi.

In a TESDA statement, Mamondiong said: “In the interest of service and in order to immediately address the existing need of the Task Force Bangon Marawi for skilled workers in the construction sector and to continue assisting the government for disaster rehabilitation and recovery for rebuilding lives in Marawi City as a result of crisis brought by armed conflict, an Expanded Emergency Massive Skills Training Program for the Internally Displaced Persons from Marawi City is hereby adopted.”

Mamondiong said this could accelerate the repair and rehabilitation of Marawi as the government hopes to make the 10,000 IDP beneficiaries as construction workers.

The agency will conduct course trainings such as carpentry, masonry, electrical installation and maintenance, among others.

Other beneficiaries from Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City will also be included in the program, TESDA said.