DTI, Komatsu welcome technical interns

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JAPAN has broadened its assistance to the Philippines by including programs and projects that contribute to social and economic development, such as the recently launched technical intern training program in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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The DTI’s Construction Manpower Development Foundation (DTI-CMDF) together with Komatsu Ltd. recently welcomed the eighth batch of interns under the Technical Intern Training Program during a ceremony held recently at the Construction Manpower Development Center (CMDC) in Salawag, Dasmariñas City in Cavite.

Komatsu is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining, and military equipment, as well as industrial equipment.

“I would like to commend Komatsu Ltd. for their continuous efforts in conducting training programs and projects which help propel our country’s dynamic and thriving economy,” DTI Undersecretary Dr. Prudencio Reyes Jr. said.

“Every time there is a new engagement with our Japanese counterparts, I am always reminded of their intention of providing necessary support that would mutually benefit our countries,” Reyes added.

Reyes said that Komatsu’s training program opens more job opportunities for Filipinos by upgrading their knowledge, skills and competence through proper technology transfer.

Meanwhile, Yoshinori Tono, general manager of Komatsu’s HRD Center, thanked all the attendees of the program and guaranteed that another batch of trainees will be welcomed next year for their Technical Intern Training Program, which is aimed mainly at fulfilling their task of raising work standards on the construction workforce to contribute in generating more jobs and raising incomes for Filipinos.

The event was also attended by other Komatsu HRD Center officials including Shigeyasu Tateishi, deputy general manager; Kuniko Urano, executive office/general manager, Human Resources Department; Raul Ang, president, Maxima Machineries Inc.; and CMDF and CMDC officials.

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