Marikina offers free summer livelihood training

Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman invites Marikeños to join the free livelihood training the Marikina Livelihood Training Office (MLTC) offers this summer.

Aimed at promoting economic empowerment, the MLTC offers free livelihood training courses such as hairdressing; beauty care; massage therapy; food processing; bread/pastry production; reflexology, acupressure and therapeutic massage; dressmaking and tailoring; basic photography; hotel and restaurant services; green skills handicraft; and beadworks/jewelry-making.

Aside from these, new courses shall also be available this year like ice cream-making; enhanced flavored taho-making; Tshirt printing and painting; basic shoe and slipper-making.

“We are aiming to start the trainings by May or June this year. As of now, we are already accepting applications for the courses we offer. For each course, we will accept at least 15 students and a maximum of 25 as per the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) policy,” said Nenita Santos, livelihood project officer.

The MLTC also offers one-day training courses for making dishwashing soap, fabric conditioner, detergent powder soap, perfume, chocolate, candle, instant juice, Chinese dimsum-making, and snap hydroponics.

“The MLTC allocates a training period of one week to four months, depending on the course they chose. This is to ensure that the participants acquire full knowledge on the courses,” Santos added.

The free trainings are open to all Marikeños aged 16 years old and above. Interested individuals must submit 2 pcs 1×1 picture and a photocopy of community tax certificate (cedula)/barangay clearance, and voter’s identification card/voters verification slip.

“All the livelihood trainings given by the MLTC are TESDA-accredited. Our residents shall be provided with quality trainings for them to be able to find quality jobs here and abroad,” De Guzman said.

For more information, contact the Marikina Livelihood Training Center at (02) 482-7172.

Marikina launches “Q-Livelihood Trucks”

Spearheaded by Congressman Romero Federico “Miro” Quimbo, the city government of Marikina launches its “Q Livelihood Trucks” which will roam around the District II of the city to provide quality livelihood trainings.

The Mobile Livelihood Training Trucks are from the private organization Asian Touch International Training Institute, Inc., which is worth PhP5M and shall be used by the city of Marikina for free.

These trucks will provide the residents   of District II in Marikina with Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- accredited trainings. Two trucks shall be used, where one truck has facilities for housekeeping while the other is for commercial cooking and bartending.

“We want to bring the government and its services closer to the people of Marikina. Through these trucks, we can educate them and provide them quality trainings without having to travel far as we go to their barangays,” said Quimbo.

In each session, 30 to 50 students can learn and train in the said trucks. These trucks are operated by the personnel of the TESDA-accredited Asian Touch International Training Institute, Inc. and they will provide the lessons as well.

“This way, the students shall be provided with quality trainings for them to be able to find quality jobs here and abroad,” Quimbo added.

This is in line with the flagship programs of the Office of Congressman Quimbo which is “Livelihood” aiming to maximize the learning facilities available in the city.

Marikina offers free training on handicraft-making

The city government of Marikina through the Marikina Livelihood Training Center (MLTC) is currently offering free training on handicraft-making using recycled materials.

By promoting recycling, the city encourages residents to reuse environment-friendly materials and create new products from them.

The training is held from Mondays to Fridays, 1-4 p.m. at the MLTC training room at the mezzanine floor of the Marikina Sports Park . It began last September 5 and will end on September 23.

This project was derived by MLTC from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) Green Skills Training.

Mayor Del De Guzman lauded the initiative of MLTC in espousing an environment-friendly project while giving its beneficiaries livelihood opportunities.

“MLTC adopted the program from TESDA to give Marikenyos an alternative source of income while reducing the volume of trash that Marikina produces everyday,” De Guzman said.

Environment-friendly materials are being used for the training. This includes old newspapers, magazines, and even water hyacinths, and shellwood glue, an organic and chemical-free form of adhesive made from plants. It also uses recyclable materials such as sando bags.

The participants are taught 15 different designs of bags, basket, wine casing, and plate trays. They were also given business seminars to help them start on their own businesses.

According to MLTC, training fee for recycled materials handicraft-making is  PhP4,000 in a regular training center. With this, De Guzman encourages all interested parties to enroll in other projects of MLTC.

“I encourage all interested parties to sign up in a livelihood training project like this to help them learn additional skills and earn additional income for their families,” De Guzman added.

Interested parties may call MLTC at telephone numbers (02) 482-7172.