TESDA trainings should include
By Apolinario Villalobos
The trainings of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are geared more towards jobs overseas. But there is one particular training that should be injected with resourcefulness – baking. The training agency should not only expect that graduates of the seminar are bound to fill up jobs in hotels and restaurants in the country and abroad, or embark on a business complete with baking equipment, but will also start a small home-based business, or just bake cakes and bread for the family. Regarding the latter option, trainors of the agency should include in their module how to be resourceful in case a “standard” sized oven is not available in the homes of these housewives.
This observation is based on TESDA training in the barangay level in which participants are simple housewives most of whom do not own a standard-sized oven, and whose interest is to bake bread for the family. The TESDA should have a module for this particular of group.
In the internet, some shares on baking are about those done on top of stoves using the iron pot. Another is even about baking cakes with the use of rice cooker. But since most wives do not even touch a computer or much more, have computer at home, these knowledge should be shared by the trainors, themselves in seminars. TESDA should get trainors whose knowledge on baking is not limited in the use of the standard oven.
The TESDA training programs are allotted with substantial budget. In this regard, the agency should see to it that the modules of their trainors are not coped within the western-type knowledge, but should also cater to what the Filipinos need aside from landing a job in big companies in the country or abroad, or a big-budgeted family business. Knowledge learned from the agency should also be geared towards its usefulness in the Filipino home.