DOST Livelihood & Skills Training Center in San Carlos City Opens 

The Livelihood and Skills Training Center of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) located in Brgy. III, San Carlos City was inaugurated yesterday morning.

Engr. Allan Francis Dara-ug, Provincial Director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said “this center is one of its kind in Negros Occidental which is DOST supported”.

San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr (center)
receives the ceremonial key from Engr. Franuel P.
Luranas and give it to Ms. Delia J. Camasura, PESO
Manager during the ceremony

The newly-built DOST Livelihood & Skills Training
Center in Brgy 3


He added that if said project showed good result, phase II of said building will follow.

Said center aimed at creating a pool of skillful manpower in preparation for the various emerging industries in the city and nearby localities.

Provincial Director of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Joel Villagracia who was also present during the event mentioned that said project was the result of probably the very first convergence of various agencies in the Philippines including the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), DOST, TESDA and the local government unit (LGU) thru its Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

Villagracia commended the city government of San Carlos in its efficiency in promoting and supporting livelihood and skills training because it only shows its concern for the development and progress of its people.

Various TESDA skills training program were also launched during said event including carpentry NC II, masonry NC I, housekeeping NC II, welding NC I & NC II, and machining NC I.

Meanwhile, San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr. thanked said partner agencies for said project and urged local residents to take advantage of the opportunity brought by the presence of said center in the city, become productive and responsible citizens.

He added that the opening of said center was very timely with the implementation of the JobStart program of the DOLE in the city which is concern with the employment facilitation of unemployed skilled residents.

Construction of said center was funded by the city at P4,740,000 while the DOST doled out P1M for the equipment and will facilitate the training of beneficiaries in coordination with the PESO, TESDA and DOLE.