Continuing what it started five years ago, Isuzu Motors Ltd. (IML) Japan in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and World Vision Philippines bids farewell to another batch of successful service technician graduates. The Isuzu-TESDA Technical Training Center in Tacloban, Leyte recently presented 14 new graduates who have completed their National Competency certification program – a four levelled program that is administered by the regional arm of TESDA.
Isuzu Motors Ltd., although operating in Japan, has been actively supporting this project since 2010 and has given scholarship grants to more than a hundred underprivileged teens in the Visayas. Even after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), IML extended its support to their scholars and their families by providing immediate relief assistance.
“All they needed was the opportunity for an education, we gave them that opportunity and in return we can see that they are helping themselves uplift their status in life” said IML Senior Counsellor Yoshinori Ida. “We are very proud that most of our scholars now are living a more comfortable life, we hope to continue this endeavour for as long as possible” he adds.
In line with the ceremony, the training center welcomes 18 new hopefuls to be included in the Batch 12 of trainees. They will undergo the same NC I-IV certification program that the center offers. According to TESDA Region VIII Director Cleta Omega, TESDA is in the process of leveling up the program by offering a fifth and final diploma course which will focus more on the trainee’s supervisorial and managerial skills.
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