NGCP, TESDA, partner to train Filipinos in the power lines industry

NGCP, TESDA, partner to train Filipinos in the power lines industry

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to hone Filipinos’ skills in the power lines industry.

“We are delighted to be working with TESDA. The institution’s excellent reputation as the leading certification body for technical and skilled workers, and NGCP’s own track record in developing world-class professionals in the power sector, will provide greater credibility to the program and to the capability of our graduates,” NGCP president and CEO Henry Sy, Jr. said.

NGCP will fund the program and provide training facilities and instructors, while TESDA will give training module standardization, program and facility accreditation, and certification of training course graduates.

“TESDA will play a major role especially in the improvement of the infrastructure industry. One major problem we experience is the lack of skilled laborers and other skilled personnel. With the infrastructure program launched by the administration, there will be a bigger demand for skilled workers. I am confident that with this partnership, we can contribute to meeting that demand. We are in a position to help, and with the support of TESDA, we will do a good job,” Sy added.

TESDA director-general and secretary Guiling Mamondiong said NGCP’s participation is a big contribution to TESDA’s mission to provide skilled employment to the marginalized, the out-of-school youth, returning OFWs, and recovering addicts.

“We cannot do it on our own. We are going for helping everyone, even with our limited budget. [That is why] I am extending my appreciation to NGCP for this partnership.” he said.