The Regional Training Center – Korea-Philippines Vocational Training Center (RTC-KPVTC) Davao kicked off its Training Induction Program (TIP) for Carpentry NC II in Sitio Ladian, Marilog District, Davao City. This program, organized under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), aims to provide beneficiaries from the community, mainly consisting of Obu Manuvu residents, and soldiers from the 534th Engineering Construction Battalion with the necessary carpentry skills. The training commenced on May 29, 2023, and is set to conclude on July 21, 2023.
At the forefront of this initiative are the key figures from RTC-KPVTC Davao, led by Engr. Constantino B. Panes Jr., the Center Administrator, alongside Mr. Gil D. Gonzales, Supervising TESD Specialist, Mr. Jestony Mark P. Aprong, Senior TESD Specialist and the Scholarship Focal, Mr. Jonathan Lopez, Senior TESD Specialist, Ms. Maribel M. Tero, Senior TESD Specialist, and the head trainer of the Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Mr. Joie Vincent R. Dagohoy, TESD Specialist II and the assistant scholarship focal, Mr. Ariel F. Mazo, the trainer for the Carpentry NC II course, and Mr. Marvin Santosidad, another trainer specializing in construction-related courses. Key stakeholders present during the event included Obu Manuvu Datu Mahabbok Luis I. Lambac, LTC Jose Laurel M. Sibullas, GSC (CE) PA of the 534th Engineering Construction Brigade, and 1LT Kevin Carlo Blanker (INF) PA, CO of Bravo Company of the 27th Infantry Battalion (IB). Additionally, the newly appointed TESDA XI Regional Director, Mr. Ashary A. Banto, delivered an inspiring message to the trainees.
The primary objective of this training program is to equip individuals with the necessary carpentry skills to support the ongoing construction of the proposed Provincial Training Center (PTC) Annex in Sitio Tibal-og, Marilog, Davao City. As a gesture of support, the Congressional Office of District III has donated rice for the trainees. The Training Center continues to seek additional assistance from the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) and Public Employment Services Office (PESO) for the provision of food supplies and other forms of support. Datu Lambac has also pledged accommodations for the soldiers from the 534th Engineering Construction Battalion, while the 27th Infantry Battalion (IB), the local army unit deployed in the area, will provide security during the training to ensure its safe and smooth conduct. The training program not only aims to develop the participants’ carpentry skills but also serves as a catalyst for community development. By equipping locals and soldiers with the necessary expertise, RTC-KPVTC Davao seeks to enhance employment opportunities and contribute to the overall growth and development of the community. With the concerted efforts of all stakeholders involved, the completion of the proposed Provincial Training Center Annex is within reach, promising a brighter future for the residents of Sitio Tibal-og and the surrounding areas.