May 06, 2022

A total of 53 students of the Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT), a Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) institution, have received their respective diplomas in different tech-voc qualifications.

On April 26, a graduation ceremony was held the BCSAT Multipurpose Hall with the theme “Tech-voc Graduates: the epitome of competitive workforce of the 21st century amidst global challenges.”

Of the 53 graduates, 23 have finished two-year Diploma in Culinary Arts; 10 in three-year Diploma in Culinary Arts; and 20 in three-year Diploma in Hospitality Supervision.

In a recorded message, TESDA Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Regional Director Jeffrey Ian Dy congratulated the graduates and encourage them to utilize the National Certificates and diplomas they have received.

“The greatest challenge to you after this graduation will be beyond the four walls of your training institution, the application of the skills you have learned in TESDA, whether by becoming an employee or an entrepreneur,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, the event’s keynote speaker, Evangeline Payno, assistant of Baguio Country Club (BCC) General Manager Anthony de Leon congratulated the graduates and emphasized the importance of skill in the job market.

“Skills remains to be the global currency up to this time. Before you can get in to an industry whether private or public, skills are needed. Hindi po uubra ang PM is the key, skills are the key to get hired, hard earned skills and training,” Payno said.

The graduation ceremony was spearheaded by the BCSAT Vocational School Administrator Arlene Cadalig and TESDA Baguio-Benguet Provincial Director Jimmicio Daoaten.

The 3-year diploma program of TESDA is under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA) or the Republic Act 10931 which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in April 2017 which gives Filipinos the opportunity to avail of free tertiary education in both public and private institutions. 

Training duration for UAQTEA lasts for three years. If completed, a scholar can continue the program into a bachelor’s degree.

Aside from being scholars of TESDA, the graduates received Training Support Fund (TSF), PPE and internet allowance, accident insurance, and workshop uniform. ###

For media inquiries: 
Vilma W. Tolarba
0908-881-4423/ 074-444-8459
Information Officer, BCSAT

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