TESDA Scholarship for Pinoys

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Bohol (TESDA-Bohol) awards Pangulong Gloria Scholarship (PGS) coupons to 150 deserving scholars during the 111th Philippine Independence Day celebration last June 12.

Awarding of scholarship coupons happened during the Commemorative Program at Plaza Rizal, as one of the highlights of the celebration.

The Pangulong Gloria Scholarship is part of the Economic Resiliency Program of Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with the leadership of TESDA Director General Secretary Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco. The scholarship program provides free training, training support fund and free competency assessment to support job creation and job preservation.

With the Pangulong Gloria Scholarship, the country will be able to produce a pool of qualified and globally competent workforce who are job-ready. It will enable the unemployed and the underemployed to develop skills and competencies through training programs for pre-employment, skills upgrading and productivity enhancement. It also empowers public and private Tek-Bok Providers in expanding their absorptive capacities thus, enables them to offer programs for various qualifications including higher levels of technology where jobs are available in the labor market. 

For 2009, a total of 2,273 slots were allocated for the province. 1,417 had already graduated and the remaining slots are 856 including the 150 slots given in this celebration. Among the qualifications under the Pangulong Gloria Scholarship in the province offered by the registered Tek-Bok providers in the province are the following:

Automotive Servicing, Motorcycle/Small Engine Repair, Driving, Building Wiring Installation, Carpentry, Consumer Electronics Servicing, Healthcare Services, Household Services, Security Services, RAC Servicing, Computer Hardware Servicing, Computer Programming, Medical Transcriptionist, Finishing Course for Call Center Agents, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Commercial Cooking, Food and Beverage Service, Housekeeping, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Baking and Pastry Production.

TESDA-Bohol OIC Provincial Director, Dr. Francisca R. Opog presented the 150 beneficiaries to Gov. Erico B. Aumentado and the Hon. Governor hand-over the coupons to the scholars. The activity was witnessed by Provincial and City officials led by Vice Gov. Julius Caesar Herrera and Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso respectively.