Employees of the Regional Training Center-Korea Philippines Vocational Training Center, Davao (RTC-KPVTC) held a blessing ceremony for the construction of the 867 sq.m Innovation Center today, June 20, 2022.
Through the leadership of Engr. Constantino B. Panes, Jr., Ed.D., Center Administrator of the RTC-KPVTC, Davao, and project supervision of the Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology headed by Ms. Maribel B. Tero, Sr. TESD Specialist, and her team of experts, namely: Arch. Janice S. Nadera and Mr. Edison C. Tasic, TESD Specialist II; Engr. Jayson P. Lolo, Engr. Vincent T. Vasquez, Engr. Maria Cynthia Donita M. Villasencio, and the rest of the DCET team, the blessing of the construction of the Innovation Center marks another milestone for the Regional Training Center as it formally embarks on the construction phase of the proposed Innovation Center.
The blessing was officiated by Rev. Fr. Proceso Gimeno Jr., Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Tibungco, Davao City.
This activity follows the groundbreaking ceremony of the same Innovation Center held last June 15, 2022 which was graced with the presence of TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, TESDA XI Regional Director, Engr. Lorenzo G. Macapili; TESDA Davao City/Davao del Sur Provincial Director, Adonis F. Culas; and Engr. Darwin Palencia.
The Innovation Center of TESDA XI RTC-KPVTC, Davao is a two-storey cross-functional facility that will be constructed to create a safe, conducive space for new and innovative ideas. The rationale behind its proposed establishment is for the Regional Training Center to provide more opportunities for TESDA employees, trainees and partners to have more collaborative work in order to cultivate a culture of innovativeness and foster workforce readiness for TVET scholars and workers.
Construction of this Innovation Center, therefore, aligns with the overall strategic thrusts of TESDA which are to achieve global competitiveness and workforce readiness and attain social equity for workforce inclusion and poverty reduction as stated in the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan (NTESDP) 2018-2022 of the agency.