Thu, 01/25/2024 - 08:42


General Santos City- In a momentous occasion for agricultural education and skills development in Region XII, the Agricultural Training Institute Region 12 proudly launched the TESDA Training Center in General Santos City as the first TESDA-based Learning Site for Agriculture in the region. 

The launching ceremony, held earlier today, drew the participation of local dignitaries, partner agencies, and stakeholders from various sectors including the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Tourism (DOT), and several TESDA Provincial Training Centers (PTCs). 

According to TESDA XII Regional Director Rafael Y. Abrogar II, this specialized training center's establishment signifies a significant stride in aligning TESDA's initiatives with the agricultural industry's needs. 

Recognizing agriculture's vital role in the national economy, the demand for proficient and well-trained individuals in farming, agribusiness, and related fields has surged. 

"The TESDA Training Center in General Santos City is well-positioned to meet this demand by offering a comprehensive array of programs and courses tailored to the specific requirements of the agricultural sector," said RD Abrogar. 

The TESDA-based Learning Site for Agriculture stands out with its production facilities, including modern greenhouses, fully-equipped laboratories, and technologically advanced classrooms.

 Notably, the center alo takes pride in its diversified farming system, encompassing the cultivation of various lowland and high-value crops & vegetables, poultry and livestock raising, and aquaculture practices. 

During the inauguration ceremony, TESDA officials underscored the organization's unwavering commitment to supporting the growth and development of the agricultural industry by producing a highly skilled workforce capable of meeting the sector's ever-evolving demands. 

The establishment of this groundbreaking learning site reinforces TESDA's dedication to enhancing the skills and capabilities of Filipinos while addressing the unique needs of crucial sectors like agriculture. 

This initiative is anticipated to not only empower individuals aspiring to pursue agricultural careers but also contribute to the overall progress and sustainability of the nation's agricultural landscape. Senior Agriculturist Ms. Shirley L. Beldia formally declared TESDA-TTC General Santos City as a certified Learning Site for Agriculture, marking it open to the public. 

This landmark achievement signals a bright future for agricultural education and advancement in Region XII, promising to uplift the industry and shape the careers of aspiring agriculturists.