Training Centre, Mandaue LGU offers livelihood courses

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL. The Technology Entrepreneurial Skills Training Center at Mandaue City College is relaunching 10 of its technical and vocational courses which it says will help increase employment opportunities in the city of Mandaue. / MCCTEST Facebook page

Honey I. Cotejo, Tito P. Tan

May 21, 2022

The Mandaue City College Technology Entrepreneurial Skills Training Center (MCCTEST) has partnered with the Mandaue City Local Government Unit to provide technical and vocational courses that will help increase employment opportunities in the city.

Melinda Bihag, acting head of MCCTEST, told reporters on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 that they had relaunched 10 courses, including high-speed sewing, since September 2021 for people aged 18 to 35, especially those out of school. . young people and displaced workers.

The vocational courses they offer include commercial cooking, bread and pastry production, food and meat processing, cosmetology, hilot wellness massage, drapery and curtains, sewing and tailoring. high-speed sewing.

The technical streams are computer systems services and automobile mechanics.

The cost of equipment to be used will be borne by MCCTEST, but trainees will need to bring their own training materials, such as cooking ingredients and fabric to be used for sewing, Bihag added.

Bihag said that after graduation, interns, especially those who have studied high-speed sewing, will be approved by their partner companies for possible work opportunities, including SCI Phils. in Mactan Economic Zone in Lapu-Lapu City.

Bihag said interns also have the option of applying for overseas employment.

“Graduates will be endorsed by several companies here in Mandaue City and also by Peso (Public Employment Service Office). A training certificate will be given to them. Also, as we are affiliated with Tesda (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority), they will have the opportunity to take the NC2 test to work overseas,” she added.

Courses can be taken in two sessions – day and night sessions – to be completed in three months.

By May, Bihag said, they already had 156 interns signed up.

She added that the MCCTEST is open to cooperation with other local government units in Cebu.

Interested applicants can visit the MCCTEST and submit the necessary requirements, such as a photocopy of birth certificate, barangay clearance, two pieces of 1×1 photo ID and one 2×2 piece of white background.

They must also pay the P500 commitment fee, which includes ID, two-piece uniform, and accident insurance.

Milton S. Rodgers