TESDA-Coke Project Empowers Women Retailers

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Women Retailers attended, last January 9, 2012, the final briefing and scheduling of the Star Sari-Sari Store Training & Access to Resources, a joint project of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Coca-cola, City Government, and the Smiles Foundation, which aims to empower women retailers of Cagayan de Oro City by improving livelihood through the retail business. The projected is fully supported and endorsed by the city through the Committee on Livelihood, chaired by Hon. Nadya Emano-Elipe (below), and the Committee on Women, chaired by Hon. Annie Y. Daba (below).

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Hon. Annie Y. Daba, Chair – Comm. on Women


Hon. Nadya Emano-Elipe, Chair - Comm. on Livelihood

Hon. Nadya Emano-Elipe, Chair – Comm. on Livelihood

484 to Graduate in CdeO’s Skills Training Program

Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano warmly congratulated the 484 participants who are set to successfully complete their training course under the city’s Technology-Based Community Skills Training Program.

The Mayor announced that 201 participants will graduate in Automotive Servicing course, while 179 will graduate in Metal Arc Welding, 61 in Consumer Electronics, 24 in Food Processing, and 19 in Handicrafts. The graduation ceremony shall be held in the Grand Caprice Limketkai Center at 1:00 PM on September 6, 2012.

The mayor also lauded City Councilor Nadya Emano-Elipe, the Community Improvement Division, and the TESDA Region 10 for their efforts at helping the city’s underprivileged citizens in improving their lives through the Technology-Based Community Skills Training Program.

Subli akong nagpasalamat sa tinuoray nga paningkamot nila ni Kagawad Nadya Emano-Elipe, mga ginsakpan sa Community Improvement Division ug mga kaabag gikan sa Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Region 10 aron matabangan intawon ang atong mga kaigsoonang kabus nga makabarog sa ilang panginabuhian,” the mayor declared.

11th HRSD Conference Kicks Off @ SM Atrium

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One of the early highlights of the 3-day 11th HRSD Conference and Exhibits held at the SM Atrium is the presentation of the Plaque of Appreciation to the Mindanao Technical Vocational Education and Training (MinTVET) Association, Inc..City AdministratorAtty. Leon Du M. Gan (2nd from left), is shown handing the plaque, in behalf of Mayor Emano, to MinTVET Executive Director Irene L. Floro (3rd from left), Founding Chairman Joji Ilagan-Bian (3rd from right), Chairman of the Board Atty. Marycel C. Engracia (2nd from right), and  President Lorenzo Edwin F. Eusebio (right), as TESDA Region 10 OIC-Regional Director Edgar A. Sales (left) watches.  The conference started with a motorcade on the 6th of August  with an estimated 500 expected delegates,  and will end at Lunch time on the 8th.

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1,438 Ready for City Livelihood Skills Training

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A grand total of 1,438 participants enrolled in the ‘City Livelihood Skills Training’ program last July 27, 2012 – a program jointly initiated by the City Government and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Above photo shows City Administrator Leon Du M. Gan speaking before the new enrollees during the orientation session undertaken on the same day at the City Tourism Hall. Courses offered include Massage Therapy, Beauty Care Services, Dressmaking, Commercial Cooking, Bread & Pastry Production, and Food Processing. Also present during the orientation were CID OIC Marissa Tagarda (inset, right), and Committee on Education Chair Councilor Adrian L. Barba (inset, left). CIOPHOTO

788 Completes City Government-TESDA’s Skills Training Program

Another batch of students have successfully completed the skills training program in various skill areas and were congratulated by City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano recently. The program which this batch of 788 students has availed is an on-going joint project between the city government and the Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA).

Of these students, 333 completed their skills training in basic computer literacy, beauty care services, massage therapy, dressmaking, and handicraft, and had received their certificates last June 20, 2012 at the Grand Caprice Hotel.

On June 22, 2012, the other 455 students who finished their chosen fields in bread and pastry production, commercial cooking and food processing will march to receive their certificates from the same venue.

The Mayor has initiated and fully supported this technology-based community training in the hope of helping the less fortunate citizens gain knowledge and skills they can use to augment their earnings.

TESDA Graduation @ The Caprice

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CdeO City Administrator Atty. Leon Du M. Gan congratulates the graduates of various skills training from the Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA) during their 10th Commencement Exercises held at the Grand Caprice Hotel, June 20, 2012. The 333 graduates successfully completed their training on Basic Computer Literacy, Beauty Care Services, Massage Therapy, Dressmaking, and Handicraft.

Most Outstanding Local Government Unit for 2011

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The City of Cagayan de Oro was recently awarded as ‘Most Outstanding Local Government Unit’ for the year 2011 by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for its exceptional and effective implementation of the Technology-Based Community Skills Training Program.

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City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano declared that it’s the city’s “pride and joy to have helped a lot of poor but deserving students”.

First Batch of TESDA-CdeO New Courses Grads

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First Batch of TESDA-CdeO New Courses Grads

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano poses, behind the streamer, with the very first batch of graduates consisting of 165 students, of the 3 new courses (Automotive Servicing, Consumer Electronics, & SMAW) of the Technology-Based Community Skills Training under the City Government of CdeO in partnership with TESDA.


The 9th Commencement Exercises of the Technology-Based Community Skills Training Program, a partnership program between the City Government of CdeO and the TESDA Mis. Or., shall be held on February 21, 2012, 1:00 pm at the Grand Caprice Convention Center, Limketkai Area, this city.

This particular commencement rites shall recognize and honor the first batch of 165 graduates for the new courses, Automotive Servicing, Shielded Metal Arch Welding (SMAW), and Consumer Electronics. Of the 165 graduates, 29 are from Automotive Servicing, 77 from Consumer Electronics, and 69 from SMAW. These students started their training last August 1, 2011 and completed it last February 19, 2012.

Honored guest TESDA Provincial Director Eng’r. Edgar A. Sales shall give the Commencement Address after the City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano’s Inspirational Message.

The City Improvement Division has now announced the opening of the 2nd Batch Training on SMAW, Automotive Servicing, and Consumer Electronics. The orientation shall be held on February 24, 2012 8:00 am at the Westbound Terminal Training Center. Classes start on March 2012.


From the Mayor’s Office:

mayor emanoMayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano warmly congratulated the 165 successful graduates of the courses in welding, automotive servicing, and consumer electronics under the Technology-Based Community Skills Training Program.

“This is part of the efforts of our city to help the poor and disadvantaged who have no means to pursue even short term courses,” the mayor said.

“Also, this program is successful due to the support of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Community Improvement Division under the Mayor’s Office,” the mayor further stated.