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DOLE Romblon spearheads WODP training for Hairdressing in Banton.

The Department of Labor and Employment Romblon Field Office spearheaded the conduct of training for Hairdressing NC II to 25 officers and members of Poblacion Women’s Association at their Salon Shop in Poblacion, Banton, Romblon on May 15, 2017 to June 6, 2017. The Local Government Unit of Banton, Romblon through the leadership of Honorable Mayor Joseph F. Fadri and Honorable Vice Mayor Loijorge F. Fegalan co-sponsored the training and provided further logistical support for the success of the activity.

The department assisted the association by giving them training on eight (8) different competencies of Hairdressing National Certificate II namely: 1) Perform pre and post hair care activities, 2) Perform hair and scalp treatment, 3) Perform basic hair perming, 4) Perform basic hair coloring, 5) Perform basic hair cutting, 6) Perform hair bleaching, 7) Perform hair straightening, and 8) Apply basic make-up.

The said training aimed to give the officers and members of Poblacion Women’s Association the necessary skills for them to properly manage and run the DOLE-funded livelihood project “Establishment of Salon” and to empower them to enhance their income opportunities by upgrading their skills in hairdressing and basic make up application.

Ms. Ivie V. Matanda, a TESDA-accredited trainer for Hairdressing NC II was the trainer on said activity. According to her, at the start of the training, the trainees were patient and optimistic toward the training no matter how hard it was for them to perform the tasks given to them. “I have observed that the trainees of Hairdressing NC II in Banton were very eager to learn and perform the competencies in the said qualification”, she added.  She further said that these positive attitudes of the trainees made the training a success.

Jeanie S. Fegalan, one of the trainees and a member of Poblacion Women’s Association, said that the training on hairdressing boosted their confidence in proper handling of the customers’ needs and they are now more than ready to suitably run their salon business. “Napakalaking tulong ang ibinigay na pa-training ng DOLE sa amin para sa kasanayan namin sa Hairdressing, ngayon, mas higit na naming mapapaigi ang pagbibigay serbisyo sa aming mga customer. Mas confident na rin silang magpaayos sa amin.” she added.

 

The training conducted was under the Workers Organization Development Program (WODP) that serves as a facilitating mechanism in strengthening trade unions and other workers organization. It provides an opportunity for systematic learning and growth aiming at a greater productivity, prosperity and welfare to the worker’s organization and to its members and dependents.

End/Renell G. Mayo

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