The Department of Trade and Industry- Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Office (DTI-NV PO) provided assistance on Meat Processing to nurture and enhance the skills of Diadi Alternative Learning System (ALS) graduates held at Barangay Poblacion, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya on April 10-11, 2017.

The seminar was conducted over the request of Hon. Jerome G. Concillo, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Kagawad, in coordination with Mr. Romeo C. Bulahao, ALS Mobile Teacher and Ms. Marte M. Lonez, District ALS Coordinator. Also, in collaboration of Ms. Rowena F. Mayangat, Senior Trade & Industry Development  Specialist of DTI-NV, who provided technical assistance to the participants, they were granted the requested skills training.

The goal of the training is to cater job opportunities for the graduates and to augment the income of the beneficiaries and help the coordinators to put up livelihood projects. It also aims to maximize and expose the participants in the different methods of meat processing.

The resource speaker, Ms. Pinky Rose Bunagan, a skilled trainer from Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office (DTI-RO) discussed the topics about meat processing which includes the different types of processed meat; methods of meat processing; the important equipment to be used; and the significance of having clean production center in food processing.

The trainer demonstrated the methodology of meat processing to the participants wherein they showed the basic cuts meat, sizes, weight and ingredients to be used in the process. The participants were able to experience meat processing on their own and learn through the process of the activity.

The participants were able to experience a hands-on training of the activity and they were able to produce five (5) different products namely: pork tocino, longanisa, tapa, corned beef; and embotido.

There were forty (40) ALS graduates who participated in the two (2) days seminar. Which consist of fourteen (14) men and twenty-six (26) women. Almost half of the participants were teens considering sixteen (16) years old as the youngest and the rest ranges from ages twenty (20) and forty-nine (49) as the oldest.

Entrepreneurial skills were also administered before the training and will then later conduct another skills training on Candy Making. Hon. Leopoldo M. De Leon, Barangay Captain and his Barangay Officials also attended the training.