DAVAO CITY – Second District Rep. Alan Dujali announced today his office has initiated programs aimed at providing free education and employment opportunities to qualified residents in the province
in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Under an existing CHED scholarships program, Dujali said 17 more students have qualified for scholarships which provides corresponding annual stipends for partial and full scholars. To date, a total of 215 students have benefited from the project, including those who qualified for the merit-based scheme.
At the same time, Dujali said his office will offer job opportunities under the TUPAD program, or the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers, a component of DOLE Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program, which provides support for job employment.
Under the TUPAD project, an estimated 1,061 individuals will benefit from the 10-day cash for work or employment which DOLE will initiate this month.
Dujali said the schedule of orientation programs are as follows: October 18 in Sto. Tomas; October 21 in IGACOS; October 24 in Carmen; and October 25 in Panabo and B.E. Dujali.
“This is one way of providing employment opportunities to our constituents, especially for those who are unemployed and have limited access to livelihood options, (and also want to learn new skills they can use for their livelihood),” he said.
Meanwhile, Dujali revealed that 30 scholars who recently availed of the automotive servicing course in partnership with TESDA and Valiant Techical Institute have completed the program with 100 percent passing rate on competency assessment.