TESDA – Daikin partnership creates state-of-the-art training center – Manila Bulletin
A partnership between the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Daikin Philippines will greatly benefit the country’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry with a new training center, the agency said. Wednesday, December 2.
Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOA) between the agency and Daikin Philippines on July 15, building 7 inside the TESDA complex has now been transformed into a TESDA-Daikin HVAC training center peak. The 900 square meter facility, which includes three training areas, two conference rooms, two storage rooms, an office space and a meeting room, is part of the signed agreement.
In addition to the refurbishment, Daikin Philippines has also provided modern training tools and equipment which will initially be used in the 11-day training of trainers in January next year, which will be attended by trainers from CALABARZON, the region of China. National Capital (NCR) and General Services Division of the TESDA Central Office.
In his speech, the secretary of TESDA, Isidro Lapeña, underlined the relevance of the partnership with Daikin, especially since the HVAC training is one of the most requested training within TESDA.
“It is entirely appropriate to provide our HVAC trainees with facilities that will not only help them acquire and develop new skills, but also provide them with a full learning experience,” he said.
He also expressed his gratitude to Daikin President Takayoshi Miki as the company will soon be sharing its advanced knowledge, skills and expertise to Filipino learners.
Lapeña also congratulated the Deputy Director General of TESD Operations, Lina Sarmiento, who is also the Chair of the Techno-hub and the TESDA-NCR TESD Knowledge Resource Center; and TESDA-NCR Regional Director Florencio Sunico, Jr., who leads TESDA in realizing the agency’s commitment to partnership.
Sunico assured that the HVAC sector not only in Metro Manila but also in other parts of the country will have a new home inside the TESDA complex and mentioned that the Regional Training Center – RCN will offer domestic refrigeration and air conditioning (DOMRAC) NCII and Installation and maintenance of commercial air conditioning NC III from the first quarter of 2022.
Meanwhile, Miki believes Filipinos will benefit greatly from this partnership.
“Whatever role they play, whether as a consumer or as a potential job seeker, this will be really of great help. As a consumer, they could benefit from reduced energy consumption which will turn into savings. As an installer of split type air conditioners, they could make a better living from installations and manufacturing that were not required when using window type units. More importantly, Filipinos trained under the new NCIII program will be considered highly skilled air conditioning workers when they seek employment overseas, ”he said.
The TESDA-Daikin HVAC center will also host the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Servicing competence area of the Philippine National Skills Competition from December 13 to 17, 2021.
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