The local Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) is currently drawing up building plans and inspecting recommended sites for the seven training centers it is planning to construct in Palawan.
TESDA Provincial Director Renato Pantaleon said on Wednesday their technical team is already inspecting several sites that had been suggested to them by some local government units (LGUs).
“Yong Coron may pinakita na doon sa boundary ng last barangay nila at ng Busuanga. Roxas has a proposed town site, at pupunta pa lang ako sa San Vicente on Sunday,” he said, disclosing it will be the third time he is making a trip to San Vicente for this purpose.
For Puerto Princesa City, he added that the office of Congressman Gil Acosta has been helping them find a building site.
“Kung may mabibigay ba ang City, o ang probinsya, or mabibili,” Pantaleon said.
As planned, Pantaleon said the training centers are designed to accommodate all potential enrollees from the province’s three legislative districts.
He said they are working on a P75 million budget for each of the districts and P100 million for Puerto Princesa.
He added that the programs and courses proposed will match with the compatibility of the resources in each district of Palawan: Tourism and Fishing for Northern Palawan, Agro-Industrial for Southern Palawan, and Fishing with Tourism and Fruit Crops for Eastern Palawan.
“Base doon sa bagong pagkakahati, ang Northern Palawan ay Tourism and Fishing cluster. So doon naka-angkorahe yung courses, at ang dapat sa mg courses na iyan ay walang kamukha sa mga ino-offer ng private schools. Bawal na bawal yan sa policy ng National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). So proposed pa lang iyan,” Pantaleon said.