The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) announced last week that it will soon train members and staff of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).
The two agencies signed an agreement at the Tesda Secretary’s office in Bicutan, Taguig City, aiming to strengthen the capabilities of CDA members.
Under the agreement, Tesda will provide the beneficiaries access to its technical and vocational education and training programs, enterprise development programs, as well as technology-based and community-based programs.
Tesda, however, clarified that this is still subject to available scholarship slots, funds and also adherence to Tesda scholarship program guidelines.
CDA, on the other hand, will promote Tesda’s activities and programs among cooperatives.
The partnership will initially be effective for one year.
“I am sure that our efforts will be meaningful to the development of our TVET stakeholders and partners,” Tesda Secretary Isidro Lapeña said in a statement.
He added that Tesda’s partnership with CDA will further boost the agency’s “Abot Lahat” advocacy.
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