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TESDA-Davao eyes partnership with Monark for heavy equipment operators training

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION work in Davao City. — BW FILE/CACARILLO

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Davao Region office will ink an agreement with Monark Equipment Corp. for the training of heavy equipment operators. TESDA Regional Director Lorenzo G. Macapili said at the Kapihan sa Davao forum that Monark will bring their mobile training van and simulators to the communities. Mr. Macapili said they are preparing the partnership proposal for submission to the TESDA central office for funding assistance. The collaboration with Monark is a result of TESDA’s multi-agency partnership program launched two weeks ago with five barangays in Davao City, the city government, Sacred Heart Parish Church, Department of Education, University of SouthEastern Philippines, Department of Trade and Industry, and Department of Labor and Employment. Mr. Macapili said based on their surveys of out-of-school youth and unemployed adults, majority of respondents wanted to take up construction-related training. “We know that a lot of Filipinos have the capability to work as laborers but are not highly skilled construction workers. There is still a need to train them,” he said. — Maya M. Padillo





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