Eight graduates of the Makati Training Placement and Livelihood Consortia (MTPLC) have become trainers themselves after passing the month-long intensive trainers methodology training and competency assessment administered by TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) specialists.

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay received the good news from Dr. Edita Chan, MTPLC president and executive vice president of the University of Makati (UMak).

Chan said of the eight TESDA-accredited instructors, three are now teaching at UMak under the College of Technology Management, three are trainers at MTPLC, one is an instructor at the East West Placement Center, Inc., a TESDA-accredited training center, and the eighth now teaches at Ethiopia, South Africa.

Binay congratulated the eight successful graduates of the MTPLC, the city’s training arm that continuously offers free livelihood and skills training programs since its establishment in 2001.

“Congratulations to the successful graduates of the MTPLC who have leveled up and become trainers themselves. You have done us proud, giving inspiration to other graduates and trainees to also pursue a career in teaching to be able to share what they have learned from Makati’s premier training institution,” Binay said.

According to Chan, the eight TESDA-certified instructors are graduates of training courses in welding, electrical building wiring, automotive servicing, and food and beverages, and are all NC2 (National Certification Level 2) passers, which is one of the requirements of TESDA for accrediting instructors.

The MTPLC head identified the eight instructors as Danilo Bersaba, Renato Mamitag, Ferdinand Estrada, Edwin Limpin, Alexander Ramil, Eduardo Fajardo, Dante Feliciano, and Vanessa del Rosario.

Bersaba is a graduate of two courses at the MTPLC – welding and electrical building wiring. He is now an instructor and assessment officer at EWPCI.  A welding graduate, Mamitag now works as a skilled instructor at Ethiopia, Africa. The government of Ethiopia has adopted the TESDA program, offering its citizens entrepreneurship courses that focus on developing the skills needed to revive the community and generate jobs.

Estrada, Limpin and Feliciano, graduates of electrical, automotive servicing, and welding, respectively, are now working as instructors under the College of Technology Management at the city-owned University of Makati. Also hired as MTPLC trainers were Fajardo, Ramil and Rosario, handling trainees in motorcycle servicing and food beverages.

Meanwhile, Mayor Binay also hailed and congratulated some 185 Makati residents who recently received their certificates of completion from MTPLC after finishing city sponsored livelihood and skills training program.  “My warmest congratulations to the new batch of entrepreneurs and skilled workers produced by MTPLC for 2012,” he said.

Of the 185, 53 graduates passed the National Certification Level 2 (NC 2) of TESDA. Of these, 17 underwent soft skill training of massage therapy, while 36 were taught hard skills, such as welding (22) and food and beverage servicing (14).

The graduates of massage therapy came from barangays Cembo, 17, and Pinagkaisahan, 19. Sewing craft (curtain making) had 20 graduates, all from Brgy. Comembo.

For hard skills, there were 16 graduates in electrical building wiring, 11 in ref and aircon servicing, 24 in computer hardware servicing, 18 in food and beverage servicing; 25 in welding, 24 in automotive servicing, and 11 in call center training.

The MTPLC is a special project of the city government focused on providing skills trainings, livelihood and job opportunities to all its residents for free. It also serves as the training arm that coordinates and synergizes all skills and job placement efforts of similarly-oriented public and private institutions in the city.














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