TESDA XI inks MOA with DIWA for donation of mobile vehicles
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Region XI (TESDA XI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Democratic Independent Workers’ Association (DIWA) Party-list for the for the latter’s support in the implementation of Skills Training Programs in the region.
The partnership was initiated by no less than TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, Ph.D., CSEE and Retired Police General Edgar Y. Aglipay of DIWA with the aim to hasten conduct of various skills training programs particularly to far-flung areas and conflict-affected communities thru the provision of container trucks and wing vans as well as training equipment equipment.
TESDA XI Regional Director, Engr. Lorenzo G. Macapili, DTE, General Aglipay, and DIWA Party-List Secretary-General Dollfuss Ma. Paredes, Jr., signed the agreement on November 29, 2019 at BR Café, Bo. Obrero, Davao City. It was duly witnessed by DIWA Regional Representative Elben Jay T. Pang, TESDA XI Provincial Directors, Engr. Alfredo V. Panuela, Jr. and Adonis F. Culas, School Administrators and other TESDA personnel.
Other than the vehicles and tools, under the MOA, the two parties shall also “assist in training and/or providing on-the-job training programs and employment opportunities to qualified trainees and graduates.”
Director Macapili expressed his gratitude to DIWA for their generosity and support to the technical vocational education and training (TVET) sector.
He shared that the partnership will greatly help TESDA especially in its thrust to provide quality technical education and skills development (TESD) programs and jobs to vulnerable sectors including Indigenous Peoples (IPs), Former Rebels and others.
“The donated mobile vehicles will be distributed to the five Provincial Offices in the region to be used as Mobile Training Centers where Skills Training Programs in communities will be conducted,” he said.
Director Macapili further assured that all that will be donated will used for the benefit of the clients and the beneficiaries of the training programs.
Paredes, in behalf of DIWA Representative Michael Edgar Yan Aglipay, said TESDA is very close to the partylist as it is a labor organization and it seeks to look for more ways to collaborate with the authority to ensure jobs are available for all the TVET graduates and skilled workers produced by TESDA.
“We are very thankful that this partnership has pushed through and we hope that this is the start of other partnerships,” Paredes said.