In a collaborative effort between TESDA Provincial Office Davao de Oro, TESDA Regional Training Center-Korea Philippines Vocational Training Center (RTC-KPVTC), Davao and DOLE, a Training Induction Program (TIP) for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Training Program with TVET was conducted on December 14, 2023. The focus is on imparting valuable skills to New Bataan, Davao de Oro beneficiaries on organic vegetable production.
RTC-KPVTC will conduct training in Barangays Katipunan, Magsaysay, Cogonon, Panag, and Batinao, New Bataan, Davao de Oro on COC 2: Produce Organic Vegetables, a module leading to Organic Agriculture Production (OAP) NC II. This endeavour is a product of a year-long planning, with the specific aim of introducing sustainable and organic vegetable farming practices to the local communities. Moreover, the shift towards TUPAD with TVET underscores a commitment to providing targeted assistance, fostering skills development, and empowering workers for a more resilient and sustainable future.
Led by RTC-KPVTC, Davao Trainers, including Engr. Ailyn R. Tejero, Ms. Mary Grace A. Pelayo, Engr. John Rome L. Balbanida, Ms. Ianna Marie D. Pioquinto, and Engr. Lougino A. Miguel, the program is a testament to TESDA and RTC-KPVTC’s commitment to skills development and community empowerment. A total of 250 beneficiaries in New Bataan are expected to be trained under the TUPAD with TVET Program.
The collaboration also extends to the New Bataan Municipal Council of Women, spearheaded by Ms. Jaja S. Balbin, ensuring a holistic and inclusive approach to the training.
The Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) Workers is the flagship program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), designed to address the livelihood challenges faced by disadvantaged or displaced workers. Launched to aid those severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other calamities, the program operates under the guidelines outlined in Department Order 219-20. In a groundbreaking initiative, DOLE has forged a strategic partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to revolutionize the TUPAD Program. This collaborative effort aims to transform TUPAD into TUPAD TVET, integrating Technical Vocational Education and Training to enhance the skills and employability of informal sector workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other calamities.