THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) on Thursday unveiled a new training center at the Philippines-Korea Technological and Cooperation Center office in Taguig City that offers to teach higher levels of digital arts and automation.
Joel Villanueva, Tesda director general, said the new training hub will help boost the country’s capacity to upgrade the skills of Filipino trainers and industry workers.
Villanueva stressed the need for trainers and industry workers to constantly learn new skills to keep abreast with the fast-paced technology.
“This cooperation is very crucial for Tesda considering that as the authority in technical education and skills development, Tesda is mandated to manage the provision of quality-assured technical and vocational [tech-voc] training in the country,” he said.
“One of the requirements for a quality-assured training delivery in accordance with the minimum standards is the availability of qualified trainers,” the Tesda chief added.
The courses offered are Mechatronics NC III and IV, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC III and IV, Instrumentation and Control NC III and NC IV, Digital Arts (3D Digital Animation NC III and Game Programming NC III.
“One of the requirements for a quality-assured training delivery in accordance with the minimum standards is the availability of qualified trainers,” Villanueva said.
The center had a soft launching on April 22 this year. It also offers Korean language and culture training programs with volunteers from the Korea International Cooperation Agency and Filipino trainers as team-teachers.
Neil A. Alcober