PSWDO Supports Skills Training to PDL in partnership with TESDA and BJMP

PSWDO supports the provision of skills training to Persons Deprived in Liberty (PDL) in collaboration with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The skills training will last for 26 days, from October 3 to October 28, 2022, at the SDSDJ Multipurpose facility. Twenty participants went through a series of lectures and demonstrations about how to prepare food through fermentation and pickling, which led to food processing. The trainer was from TESDA. The J.A.I.L. Plan 2040/skills training for PDL is aligned with the Training Induction Program (TIP) for NCII. After the training hours are finished, certificates will be given to the participants.

The goal of the skills training is to provide the PDL with technical and vocational skills so they can start their own business or look for employment once they are released from incarceration. The PDL will become more competitive with other job candidates, which will boost their confidence. By combining the available resources in accordance with their programs and services, PSWDO, TESDA, and BJMP worked cooperatively to make the program implementation possible.


by Junie A. Bapor Jr., RSW