16 wing soldiers finish course in community-based training from TESDA

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — A total of 16 personnel from the 355th Aviation Engineer Wing (AEW) of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) finished their course in Trainers Methodology Level 1  via video teleconference. 

The course is part of the Memorandum of Agreement between Department of National Defense and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in support of the programs of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

Under the training program, the 355th AEW personnel were trained by TESDA through the Gonzalo Puyat School of Arts and Trades to become trainers and assessors who will conduct construction-related training and assessment in Geographically-Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas including Indigenous Peoples communities. 

In turn, those who will be trained by the Wing personnel will become sources of skilled labor for construction and engineering projects to be undertaken in their respective areas. 

TESDA Central Luzon Regional Director Jesus Fajardo said that aside from providing community-based trainings in areas without accredited training schools, this program will also help these areas by reducing poverty and providing livelihood and employment to achieve the government’s aim of ending local communist armed conflict.

“TESDA is looking forward to a continued engagement with the Air Force to further professionalize its personnel and most importantly, to champion the good governance and whole-of-nation approach of NTF-ELCAC,” Fajardo said.

For his part, 355th AEW Commander Brigadier General George Blanco expressed his gratefulness for their partnership with TESDA, as he assured the agency of their continuous support and commitment to their common goal of achieving lasting peace. 

The soldiers, who had their training from June 24 to August 7, make up the first batch who finished the course. 

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com