Training for jobs still Tops Chatto priority

JOBS and work-trainings for youths remain one of the top priorities for the Chatto Administration.

At the recent Kita ug ang Gobernador weekly radio program aired over Bohol AM stations form the People’s Mansion, Governor Edgar Chatto bared a hurting statistic, only 40% of secondary students in Bohol can proceed to college.

As Chatto read the statistics, he also remarked on the dire necessity to look into the matter of basic work training to high school students.

Who takes care of the remaining 60% graduates who could not go to college and are not trained for jobs? Chatto asked.

Over this, to arrest the need to get the 60% secondary school graduates get jobs, both Chatto and Bohol Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) through Dr. Francisca Opog bared their continued implementation of the programs that assure work for Boholano youth.

Dr. Opog said they are opening up P1M school for work training programs scholarship to employable youth aged 18 years old and older.

On the other hand, Chatto revealed that Capitol intends to continue with the Skills Training Advocating Reliance and Self employment (STARS) a program co funded by the Capitol.

The program identifies at least two skills training beneficiaries from every barangay in Bohol for 12 different skills from every barangay.

The project, as conceptualized by the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry aims to generate as much as 26,616 jobs in its first two years of inception also would hopefully start some P204M income opportunities for Bohol, then explained past president Norris Joseph Oculam.

Then funded by the President’s Social Fund, Capitol put in P6.5M and the three Bohol representatives polled a similar amount to get the local job generation program going.

According to Chatto, the country’s educational modules have not as much included work skills training for high school and it compounds to the problem.

Over this, he instructed his Administrator Alfonso Damalerio III and education consultant Cerina Bolos to work out with Bohol Island State University an agreement to make the school a center for excellence in education so they can expand their extension and education services to the farms where they are most needed. (rac/PIABohol)

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