Pagadian City inmates undergo skills training

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By Bong Garcia

FORTY selected inmates in Pagadian City Jail underwent a 25-day skills training on Electrical Installation and Maintenance, which has started on Wednesday, July 13.

Senior Superintendent Arnulfo Obias, BJMP regional director, said the skills training was conducted by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).

The training is being held at the compound of the Pagadian City Jail.

Obias said the conduct of the skills training is in line with 10-point economic agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte to strengthen human resource development through skills training by Tesda.

The skills training will provide the beneficiary-inmates easy access to employment after they complete their custodial process.

The BJMP provides all the necessary materials and tools while Tesda handles the training and assessments to enable the trainees acquire National Certificate-II.

Chief Inspector Nathaniel Aljas, Pagadian City Jail warden, said those who go through skills training composed of the third batch of inmate-trainees of joint program of the BJMP and Tesda.

Aljas said there are 478 inmates, including 46 females, detained at the detention facility.