A training and assessment center was recently opened for residents of Pasay and Makati through the Pasay-Makati (PasMak) District Office located in theTechnical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) complex.
TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña led the launch and blessing of the Pasay-Makati District Training and Assessment Center (PMDTAC) on Monday.
He was joined by TESDA Deputy Director General for Operations Lina Sarmiento, TESDA-National Capital Region Regional Director Florencio Sunico, Jr., TESDA PasMak District Director Juliet Orozco, some members of the TESDA-NCR Executive Committee, TESDA trainers, and TESDA scholars.
"Before, our TESDA scholars from Pasay and Makati go to MunTiParLasTaPat District Office when they are enrolling for training. So, it is just appropriate that PasMak District Office has its own training and assessment center," Lapeña said.
Apart from skills training and retooling, the TESDA chief also added that all TESDA Regional, Provincial, and District Offices each need a training arm in order to respond whenever a calamity occurs in their jurisdiction.
“We have to act immediately when disasters occur in our areas and identify what appropriate services we can provide the calamity-affected residents,” he added.
Director Orozco announced that PMDTAC is now offering its scholars various training programs like Domestic Works NC II, Barangay Health Services NC II, Contact Tracing NC II, Driving NC II, Produce Organic Vegetables leading to Organic Agriculture Production NC II, Produce Organic Fertilizer leading to Organic Agriculture Production NC II, and Produce Concoctions and Extracts Organic Agriculture Production NC II.
She added that PMDTAC also offers competency assessment for Domestic Works NC II and Barangay Health Services NC II.
PMDTAC is expected to expand its services to cater more courses like Masonry NC I and NC II, Carpentry NC II, Tile Setting NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance
NC II, Bookkeeping NC III, Trainer’s Methodology Level I, Events Management NC III, Housekeeping NC II and NC III, Food Processing NC II, and Plumbing NC II.
Orozco also said that PMDTAC is willing to extend its services to residents outside of Pasay and Makati.