On 30 January 2019, Thursday, was the inauguration of the TESDA-LLDA Provincial Learning Center held at the LLDA Compound in Calauan, Laguna. Three years after the proposal of the then Senator Sergio R. Osmeña in 2017, the TESDA-LLDA Provincial Learning Center has come to fruition through the collaboration of LLDA, headed by General Manager Jaime C. Medina, and TESDA, led by Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña.

The learning center aims to provide technical education and skills development to the people within Laguna’s third and fourth districts, particularly to the relocated informal settlers in Calauan, with the idea that providing them with technical education and developing their skills would make them employable and productive.

Also present during the inauguration were Calauan Mayor Buenafrido T. Berris, Laguna Governer Ramil L. Hernandez, Congresswoman Ruth M. Hernandez from the second district of Laguna, Marisol Aragones-Sampelo from Laguna’s third district, and Senator Cynthia A. Villar all of whom have voiced their support for the learning center and the improvement in the quality of life it would bring to the citizens of Laguna.

The TESDA-LLDA Provincial Learning Center will be offering the following programs:

  • Agricultural Crops Production NC I
  • Carpentry NC II
  • Dressmaking NC II
  • Housekeeping NC II
  • Masonry NC II
  • Organic Agriculture Production NC II
  • Plumbing NC II
  • PV System Installation NC II
  • Scaffolding NC II
  • Agro-entrepreneurship NC II.

LLDA believes that the development of the Laguna de Bay region does not only involve the preservation and conservation of the lake, its water and tributaries, and the lands within its region; development of the Laguna de Bay region also entails the development its people by providing them with opportunities to hone their skills and competencies. GM Medina hopes to provide the people of the Laguna de Bay region more opportunities for self-improvement like this one through future projects by the LLDA as well as collaboration with other government agencies.