Province of Benguet

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Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas and TESDA-Regional Director, Jovencio Ferrer, Jr., together with Provincial Director Jimmicio Daoaten spoke today, August 17, to discuss programs, projects, and other future plans in the improvement and development of services on technical skills for Benguet constituents.

Improvement of the Benguet Technical School (BTS) as possible site in the province for the establishment of TESDAu2019s Cordillera State Institute of Technical Education (CSITE) was among the matters discussed.

House Bill 2141, u201cAn Act Establishing the Cordillera State Institute of Technical Educationu201d authored by Baguio Representative Mark Go, will help in u201cthe creation of an institute that will integrate the regionu2019s TESDA training centers and TESDA-supervised state-run technical vocational institutions (TVIs), collectively called TESDA Technological Institutions (TTIs),u201d stated in a 2019 NEDA article.


The creation of CSITE is a strategic move that will improve the capacity of public technical institutions in the region to guarantee the delivery of high-quality, relevant, and advanced Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs.

Meanwhile, Governor Diclas mentioned about considering a plan on energization of more remote communities and skills training program in Solar Installation.

Recently, several communities in the province have benefited from the Project SILAW (Solar Installation Among Locals to Advance their Welfare) spearheaded by TESDA-CAR and is chaired by Governor Diclas.

Director Ferrer thanked Governor Diclas for his continued support for TESDA.

In 2021, it can be recalled that Benguet received a national recognition from TESDA through the Kabalikat Awards. The Kabalikat Award is given to the most active and outstanding partners of TESDA who have assisted the agency in developing, enhancing, and implementing training programs that have resulted in better employability of Filipino skilled workers.