TESDA certifies CIT to deliver bread and pastry program

by Niña Christelle Sumintac, StratCom Correspondent


Providing more livelihood opportunities to Ilokanos, the Mariano Marcos State University – College of Industrial Technology (MMSU-CIT) is offering a training program on bread and pastry production (BPP).

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Office I has certified the college for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Program - BPP National Certificate II.

The 160-hour program covers competencies on the preparation and production of bakery and pastry products, gateaux, tortes, cakes, petits fours and desserts.

Twenty-five trainees comprise the first batch of trainees, whose classes started on April 24. They receive a daily allowance through the Training for Work Scholarship Program of TESDA. After the training, they will take a national assessment to determine their level of proficiency in the required certification.

For its part, MMSU-CIT provides accredited trainers and serves as a training center for BPP.

This partnership does not only attest to the scholarship program’s success. It also showcases great possibilities for people to change their lives through career training,” CIT TESDA focal person Janet C.  Rivera mused.

Additional programs such as dressmaking and tailoring are also expected to be offered soon. (HLY/JVBT/SCO, StratCom)