Five batches of students on Basic Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage Course had finished their training and received their certificates. The said short course was sponsored by the provincial government of Ilocos Sur headed by Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson, Salinong ti Ilocandia Association Inc. ken and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Some 100 learners received their certificate for completing the time and number of patients required to finish the course.
During the graduation rites held at Baluarte, Vigan, Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson had stressed that the course is very useful and graduates of this have many opportunities to work abroad. He also said that sincerity in service is essential in order to succeed.
“You need to constantly practice and apply what you learned in order to hold experience. We will make sure that our support will not end on your graduation. We will be monitoring you until you have your jobs” the governor assured the graduates.
Joel Pilotin, OIC Provincial Director of TESDA had acknowledge this project as this can create more job opportunities for those who undergo training. He guaranteed that he will coordinate with the trainors in conducting a competency assessment.
“We will review if the trainees learned from the training by means of competency assessment and those who will pass will be given a certificate of competency. This way, TESDA will be able to help the trainees to find jobs which are related to the short course” Pilotin said.
The Provincial Director also recommended that a training center shall also be established in the 2nd district of the province where house painting, masonry and carpentry will be lectured.
Meanwhile, massage trainor Edwin Antolin explained that massaging is a type of alternative medicine. It is a way of healing that requires no medicine. He also informed the public that batch 6 of the reflexology course will start after the graduation of the first 5 batches.
“I have an appeal to the graduates. Please don’t make any discrimination to your patients. Whether they can pay you or not you must take care of them” Antolin said.(Mancielito S. Tacadena)