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Taguig City - TESDA Region IV-A will bring light to priority barangays in CALABARZON thru its Project Turn-On-The-Sun under the government's EO 70, Whole-Of-Nation-Approach.

As part of TESDA's highlights in celebration of its 26th Anniversary, with the theme “Bringing HOPE in times of CRISIS”, the TESDA Region IV-A shall be launching the Project TOTS in several priority barangays across the region.

On Wednesday, August 26, TESDA-Rizal will be conducting the Project TOTS to the residents of Brgy. Puray, Rodriguez, Rizal, and TESDA-Cavite at Brgy. Patungan, Maragondon on August 28. Meanwhile, TESDA-Batangas, Laguna, and Quezon will soon begin as it gets approval from its respective Local Chief Executives.

The Project TOTS is a five-day training on basic solar (off-grid) lighting and charging system which is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitude of the trainees in installing basic photovoltaics (PV) components and commissioning of basic PV off-grid systems.

It aims to improve the livelihood and living conditions of special clients such as Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and supply the selected barangays with electricity through renewable energy.

TESDA IV-A, through a series of project launching, aims to provide access to economic and livelihood opportunities among residents in conflict-affected communities in Region IV-A.