In full support to President Duterte’s campaign promise of curbing illegal drugs, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) formulates its intervention on drug abuse prevention and post rehabilitation program of drug dependents.
This initiative is part of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s Reform and Development Agenda for 2016-2022 to provide skills training for drug dependents and their family members.
TESDA region 10 first initiated a consultative meeting with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to obtain relative data on the magnitude of drug users and pushers in the region.
The Department of Health (DOH) through its Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center also sat down with TESDA 10 Regional Director Edgar A. Sales for discussion on implementation of the program.
The objectives of the program are for all TVET institutions to provide an environment for drug abuse prevention, to conduct skills training for fully rehabilitated drug dependents and immediate family members.
TESDA will be opening its training centers, equipping drug dependents with skills, provide opportunity for employment so they may be able to get back to mainstream society.