PALO, Leyte ̶̶ Expanded Alternative Learning System (ALS) Education and Skills Training has been launched to five pilot areas in Leyte Division, on September 5, 2017 held at the Department of Education Division Office, Palo, Leyte.
ALS- EST or Alternative Learning System Education and Skills of the Department of Education caters youth and adults for free basic Education and skills training. It provides alternative learning system encompassing both formal and informal source of knowledge and skills.
ALS-EST is one of the banner projects of DepED and the Duterte administration.
This ALS-EST expanded program for Leyte Division was spearheaded by the Department of Education Region VIII, Local Government Unit (LGU), Non-Government Organization and local stakeholders and partners.
According to DR. Robert Mangaliman, ALS DepED Leyte Division Supervisor, this newly initiated program of DepED integrates not only basic education component but also skills training development for ALS learners across the region.
This skills training development program of ALS covers Cookery, Electrical installation, Maintenance, Motorcycle/ small engine servicing, Agri-crop products, Horticulture and shielded metal arc welding.
DepED have identified 5 pilot areas in Leyte and these pilot areas where Calubian, Kananga, Tolosa, San Miguel and Hilongos. These identified areas will implement the program within this year with 75 maximum enrollees for each area.
Ramir B. Uytico, DepEd Regional Director was present in the event. He expressed his optimistic review of the program.
Uytico believed that this expanded program will strengthen the implementation of ALS in the region.
ALS-EST will tie up with local stakeholders, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), LGU’s according to Uytico through their skills training projects will help ALS learners to develop their skills and competitiveness for future employment.
Aside from RD Uytico, other local executives of the Department of Education VIII, local partners, LGU’s and Communities were also present during the event. Around 300 ALS learners and ALS Teachers participated also in the event.
Reported By: Bill Germinal, JhonPaul Lacson, Luciell Lazada