Officials from the Provincial Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and City Deped Schools Division commended Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and the City Government for generously investing in the education sector.
The Committee on Education chaired by Councilor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino was convened this afternoon along with Councilors Lilani Ramon, Michael Bandal, Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores, SK Federation President Renz Macion and other stakeholder.
The representatives of City Schools Division Supt. Gregorio Cyrus Elejorde, Dr. Juditha Mapue, Chief of the Curriculum implementation Division and Dr. Nelson Caday, Chief of the School Governance and Operations, admitted that they have never expected that the P 35 million Technical Vocational school building (Calenica G. Pal Building 1), which is nearing completion, would be beautiful and can accommodate the needs of the students.
Mayor Remollo said that a twin building (Calencia G. Pal Building II) named in honor of the Pal family, who donated the one-hectare lot adjacent to Batinguel Elementary School, will also be constructed in the same site soon.
Meanwhile, TESDA Provincial Director Joel Villagracia also lauded the Mayor Remollo for signing the Deed of Usufruct, which allows the agency to utilize the 10,000 square meter lot owned by the City Government in Barangay Candau-ay inside the Ecological Park for the construction of a training center.
Director Villagracia said that area was chosen as the site for the training center and recently inspected by no less than TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña before personally signing the deed of usufruct.
Mayor Remollo noted that TESDA offers several courses in Construction, IT-BPM, Health, Wellness, Manufacturing, Tourism, TVET, Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry.
Graduates of these courses can be hired locally and abroad, where the demand for their skills is high allowing our residents more livelihood and employment opportunities.