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PGMA distributes scholarship vouchers to 100 young people of Las Navas

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
June 15, 2009

CATARMAN, Northern Samar  –  President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will distribute Pangulong Gloria Scholarship vouchers to 100 young people of Las Navas, during her visit on June 16, TESDA Regional Director Juan Sabulao informed.

Director Sabulao said that the students will be enrolled at the Las Navas Agro-Industrial School which is under the management and supervision of TESDA.

As of May 2009, Region VIII has a total of 8,408 Pangulong Gloria Scholarship Beneficiaries who are enrolled in different Tech-Voc Schools in the region, Director Sabulao said.

For the Province of Northern Samar, there are 2,012 scholarship beneficiaries so far, Director Sabulao informed.

In line with the Economic Resiliency Program of Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Pangulong Gloria Scholarships provide free training, training support fund and free competency assessment to support job creation and job preservation.

The scholarship program hopes to produce a pool of qualified and globally competent workers who are Job Ready.

The program also aims to develop skills and competencies of the unemployed and underemployed through training programs for pre-employment, skills upgrading and productivity enhancement.

The Scholarship Program of President Arroyo also hopes to empower public and private TEK BOK Providers in expanding their absorptive capacities to enable them to offer programs for various qualifications, including higher levels of technology where jobs are available in the labor market.

Aside from the Pangulong Gloria Scholarship vouchers, President Arroyo will also award assistance to beneficiaries of the CLEEP which are being implemented by the various government agencies.