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Capitol turns over P6 million in training facility to Tesda

Provincial Engr. Ernie Mapa handed over the symbolic key to Tesda officials, led by regional director Jerry Tizon, during the inauguration and turnover of the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental dormitory and classroom building in Cadiz City recently*

The provincial government of Negros Occidental turned over the management of the PGNO dormitory and classroom building to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority during an inauguration ceremony held at the Provincial Training Center in Brgy. Cabahug, Cadiz City recently.

Tesda 6 regional director Jerry Tizon, acting provincial director Romelia Nuezca, and Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa led the turnover of the training facility project, worth P6 million, a press release from Tesda Negros Occidental said yesterday.

Tizon expressed his gratitude to the provincial government for supporting the agency by establishing a dormitory that can be used by trainees.

“To Governor Lacson, we really appreciate your continued support for the upliftment and protecting the welfare of our scholars. This project is a dream-come-true to the scholars and to the implementers of the training program of Tesda because, with this newly-constructed dormitory, the center can now accommodate trainees who are from far flung areas…,” Tizon said.

Mapa, who represented Lacson, congratulated the Tesda PTC-Cadiz for being the recipient of the project. He said that one of the priorities of Lacson is to uplift the education program of the province, that is why he strongly supported the plan of the late Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. to upgrade the facilities of PTC-Cadiz.

He said he hopes that the building would be used according to its purpose, the press release said.

Nuezca lauded the generosity of the provincial government, adding the Capitol has been very supportive in providing quality-assured and inclusive technical education and skills to Negrosanons.

Erwin Ballesteros, acting administrator of PTC-Cadiz, said that one of the identified major concerns of applicants in the past years of operation of the training center, specifically clients from distant towns, was the non-availability of boarding houses or possible temporary lodgings near the institution.

“This project of the province is a big help to address the challenge that the center encountered in the past years,” he said.

The construction of the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental (PGNO) Dormitory and Classroom Building, located in the Tesda PTC-Cadiz compound, was funded by the provincial government. The single storey building has a total floor area of 260 square meters and boosts of a pantry, a classroom/multi-purpose hall, two restrooms, and male and female quarters.

The dormitory was completed on May 8 this year and is expected to accommodate 32 trainees, the press release added.*

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