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.