TESDA XI inks MOA with PRO XI to train PNP personnel, dependents
DAVAO CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Region XI (TESDA XI) and Police Regional Office XI forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Monday, September 10, to provide skills training to active uniform, non-uniform and retired police personnel and their dependents.
TESDA Regional Director, Engr. Lorenzo G. Macapili, DTE and PRO XI Regional Director, Police Brigadier General (PBGen) Marcelo C. Morales entered the agreement during the flag-raising ceremony held at Camp Sgt. Quintin M. Merecido, in Buhangin to formalize their partnership to train police personnel including their families in different technical-vocational qualifications.
Under the MOA, PRO XI shall provide the required number of qualified trainees that will be subject for further screening by TESDA.
Meanwhile, TESDA XI with its training administered schools and centers will offer, cater and train active qualified personnel of PRO XI and their dependents in different technical-vocational qualifications such as Automotive Servicing NC I and NC II, Computer Hardware Servicing NC II, Driving NC II, Pipefitting NC II, Plumbing NC II, RAC Servicing (DOmRac) NC II, Programming NC IV, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing NC II, Language Courses and Life Skills Training.
TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, Ph.D., CSEE, who graced the event and was also the Guest of Honor/Speaker said the initiative will help PNP personnel especially the retirees gain new skills and have a new direction after their service to the government, while their dependents will also be livelihood or job-ready after training.
The TESDA Chief also emphasized the crucial role of TESDA and PNP in poverty reduction, establishing peace and order and solve insurgency problems in the country especially with the roll out of the Executive Order No. 70 or the Whole of Nation Approach.
Lapeña added that he will recommend to PRO XI that every provincial office should have a team of certified technical-vocational education and training (TVET) trainers that will train people in communities and far-flung areas.
“When you train you can be the extension of TESDA to far-flung areas,” he said.
PBGen Morales said it is fortunate that PRO XI is the first PRO to have a MOA signing with TESDA on such undertaking.