June 10, 2022

Taguig City – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and motorcycle ride-hailing company Angkas have capacitated 44 trainees on basic motorcycle driving.

This was after TESDA and Angkas launched its five-day Basic Motorcycle Driving Program last April 6 to provide formal training to motorcycle riders, and to professionalize motorcycle training in the Philippines.

The 44 trainees were among the 235 scholars trained by the Regional Training Center -National Capital Region (RTC-NCR) who graduated last June 6. Other graduates finished courses such as Mechatronics Servicing NC II; PV Systems Installation NC II; Ships Catering Services NC II; Agricultural Crops Production NC II; Visual Graphic Design NC II; and Trainers Methodology I.

In his message, TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña congratulated the graduates and emphasized that the training provided by the agency will open a lot of opportunities to them.

“You will be able to help your families and eventually, you can also help the nation to recover from the pandemic as you all become productive,” Lapeña added.

Meanwhile, also recognized during the ceremony were the 13 trainers of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) from the NCR, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and Regions IV-A, IX, and XI who participated in the 11-day Daikin Training of Trainers Program.

The training of the said trainers is part of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by TESDA and Daikin Philippines last July 2021 which aims to upskill the whole Philippine air conditioning industry.

“I hope that the knowledge you gained from this training will be your standard to efficiently and effectively perform your duties and responsibilities. We know that through this training you will be able to help upgrade the skills of our kababayans in the HVAC sector in your respective regions,” the TESDA Chief said.

Also present during the graduation ceremony were Deputy Director General for TESD Operations Lina Sarmiento, TESDA-NCR Regional Director Florencio Sunico, Jr. and Executive Directors Dave Bungallon and Lorenzo Emanuel Guillermo. ###

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