Bohol opens training-seminar on heavy equip’t operation
by Rey Anthony Chiu
Tagbilaran City (13 October) -- WONDERING where those heavy equipment operators learn how to operate those chugging machines that are indispensable in major construction sites?
Now, as the prospects of heavy equipment operations rev recently with construction and infrastructure blueprint laid down by the national government’s prioritized infrastructure development in the super regions, the poser again ambles out.
This has also pushed the Department of Trade and Industry to announce for those interested workers eager to gain the skills, to a rare Seminar on Heavy Equipment Operation in Punta Princesa Cebu.
Set for October 16-20, the seminar would be conducted by the Construction Training Center of the Don Bosco Technology Center, in Punta Princesa.
Aside from giving the worker trainees the right skills to run the equipment, the course is also designed to provide the trainees the knowledge and skills in common safety applied on the job site.
It also provides the proper work attitude in construction sites as well as the technique in operating the heavy equipment productively by maximizing its use.
The course offers to the worker trainee the technical capability to understand the basic and mechanical operations of the handled equipment so as to efficiently proceed to trouble shoot the equipment, organizers said.
It was not however clear if the seminar also includes a certification of experience for participants that would obviously be considered by contractors for the operator applicants.
At the end of the course, worker trainees should be able to perform the rudimentary skills in conducting daily check and maintenance of equipment; ensure daily productive operations and plan his course of bulldozer operations with the least time and resources wasted.
As for the fees, DTI said the participation is pegged at P4T per head to cover cost of materials and consumables.
An additional P1T would also be charged for the use of the basic training equipment.
For more information and reservation, call Ms. Grace Durano at (032) 412-1933 of DTI-7. (PIA) [top]