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  • Writer's pictureDianne Jayne Lumines

241 TESDA STEP, TSWP graduates get starter tool kits

Updated: May 1, 2021


Tabuk City, Kalinga - Through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), a total of 139 scholars of Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) 2020 and 102 scholars of Bayanihan Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) graduated and received their tool kits on April 29.


Provincial Director Victor Brioso of TESDA-Kalinga and Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang led the graduation ceremony, which was simultaneously done with the distribution of tool kits.

Congressman Mangaoang worked out for the funding of both programs amounting to P2 million for STEP and P3 million for Bayanihan TSWP that covers training cost, assessment fee, daily allowance and tool kits for each trainee.


STEP is a community-based specialty training program that addresses the specific skills needs of the communities and promote employment, particularly through entrepreneurial, self-employment and service-oriented activities.



This training is generally short-term or modular in nature to provide skills and training opportunities for beneficiaries in the barangays/communities to make them employable and productive.


Aside from the above-mentioned benefits, beneficiaries of the TWSP were also provided training support fund, health personal protective equipment allowance, internet allowance, and one-year Government Service Insurance System group personal accident insurance.

Both STEP and TWSP programs of the TESDA aim to provide recovery interventions and economic assistance to all displaced workers to bolster resilience of the Philippine economy amid the continuing national health crisis.


Meanwhile, another P2 million is allocated for the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) 2021 that will start next month.


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