TESDA giving 1,150 scholarships for Bacolod
The Bacolod City government will receive 1,150 scholarship slots from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong informed Mayor Evelio Leonardia that his agency is giving the city government 150 slots for December, and another 1,000 slots for 2018.
Mamondiong met with Leonardia at the Bacolod City Government Center Saturday, Nov. 18. Accompanying him were TESDA Capiz provincial director Abdel Hajan and Negros Occidental provincial director Julius Sol Jamero.
Joining the mayor were Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, City Administrator John Orola, and PESO (Public Employment Services Office) manager Anthony Jose Ayco.
Ayco said TESDA assured the Mayor that they will accredit Bacolod City College (BCC), which was founded by Leonardia in 1997 during his first term as mayor.
Ayco said this means that students enrolled under the tech-voc (technical-vocational) program of BCC can avail not only of scholarship grants but also subsidies of their board and lodging, and transportation allowance.*