• Former MILF fighters among Tesda graduates

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    COTABATO CITY: About 400 students in Maguindanao completed their skills training under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

    The number of graduates for the first semester of 2015 reflects an increase of more than 100 percent from 2014.

    Most of the graduates are Moro Islamic Liberation Front members and residents of ARMM and Cotabato City.

    On Friday, during the mass graduation rites, a total of 395 technical vocational students graduated at the Regional Manpower Development Cen-ter, Barangay Rebuken, Sultan Kudarat.

    The training program, which was expanded from 45 to 55 days, has the support of partner institutions and trade schools accredited by the Tesda. Schools in Maguindanao province and Cotabato City accredited by Tesda include Technology Institute Inc., Southern Kutawato Empire, CAD-IT, Microspan Software Technology Inc., and Ittihadun Nisa Foundation Inc.

    “The marketplace in businesses demands employees with greater level of formal education and the vocational schools have always responded to the needs of employers for labor,” Shaima Agassor, vice-president of Ittihadun Nisa Foundation Inc. said.

    PNA

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