TESDA Tarlac Welcomes TESDA Director General
TARLAC CITY, Tarlac – TESDA Director General Guiling A. Mamondiong made a surprise visit at TESDA Tarlac Provincial Office and Provincial Training Center – Tarlac on 22 January 2017, Sunday at around 5 O’clock in the afternoon.
The indefatigable TESDA Director General was eagerly met by the TESDA Tarlac Provincial Director Ben-Hur B. Baniqued, Provincial Training Center – Tarlac Administrator Leonardo R. Tabamo and Staff, Concepcion Vocational School Administrator Alvin L. Yturralde and Staff, Technical Vocational Institution – Tarlac (TVI – Tarlac) Administrators, and TVI Association Officers and members of the Board.
During the meeting, DG Mamondiong was apprised with Tarlac TVET Situationer: 227 registered programs, 52 Tech Voc Providers; 2 of which are TESDA Technical Institutions.
Tarlac province being predominantly agricultural has a TESDA Technical Institution providing Horticulture, Agricrops Production, and Animal Production in Small Ruminant, Poultry, and Swine.
The Provincial Training – Tarlac on the other hand, is a center for excellence in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. It also provides training in Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Automotive, Computer System Servicing and Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
Due to the implementation of DepEd’s K-12 program wherein TechVoc Programs up to 2nd level Certificates are on offer, the TESDA Tarlac Technical Institutions are currently in the process of upgrading all their program offerings to National Certificate Level 3.
DG Mamondiong was also made aware of the need for expansion, e.g. construction of additional workshops and administration building to effectively keep abreast with the increasing influx of applicants to the Center for Excellence in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning program.
The campaign for the increase of mobile training programs to cater to the respondents of the Barangay Skills Need Survey was also taken up, as well as the effort to encourage the private Technical Vocational Institutions to upgrade their programs to National Certificate Level 3 which was unanimously agreed to by the TVI Officials present.
The lightning visit ended with the usual group picture, but what really made the encounter most memorable was the general impression of everyone present on the approachability of the Director General.