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State-of-the-art auto mechanic training center rises in Region 8

Tacloban City (November 12) -- The newly-built TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Center which stands not only as a beautiful landmark in Tacloban City but as an edifice symbolizing quality education and better future for the Filipino youth, is now ready for inauguration on November 18, 2008, TESDA 8 Regional Director Juan M. Sabulao, Jr. informed.

The Training Center is a training facility complete with the equipment requirement for the training of Automotive Service Technicians from National Certificate Level I up to National Certificate Level IV, the highest level of qualification in the Automotive sector in the country, Director Sabulao said.

The Training Center complex consist of a two-storey 1,656 sq. meter workshop with a complete set of training equipment and tools, a 160-bed capacity dormitory for men and women, a spic-and-span cafeteria, and recreational facilities.

This is supported by Izuso Motors Ltd. Japan through the Heart and Smile Project, and Plan Japan and Plan Philippines from the preliminary stage of the project, both financially and technically.

The Training Center which is the only one in the country, aims to train Filipino youth from poor rural communities to become highly skilled automotive service technicians that respond to the growing needs in the country.

The Filipino youth who will be chosen to train at the Training Center will enjoy scholarship with full accommodation, daily meals, complete set of training uniforms and training supply.

The scholars will have National Certificate Level I to IV and will be competent to deal with even the latest models of vehicles in the market, Director Sabulao said.

The training course will have 30 youth as First Batch Scholars. They are expected to graduate from the Training Center with National Level IV after two years, to get a job as a mechanic. (PIA 8) [top]

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