In a bid to address the shortage of qualified workers in the power industry, Davao Light and Power Co. (Davao Light), in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Davao Region (Tesda XI), aims to develop skilled linemen through its first Basic Electrical Lineman’s Training Center in Mindanao or Project Belt.Com.
Davao Light, an AboitizPower subsidiary, in partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation, formally turned over the facility to the Tesda XI in Davao Region last October 26, 2018.
“Project Belt.com or Basic Electrical Lineman Training Center of Mindanao is an illustration of a strong collaboration of the private and public sectors,” said Anton Mari Perdices of the AboitizPower Distribution Group during the turnover ceremony at the Tesda XI Regional Training Center in Davao City.
The training facility aims to increase the number of qualified linemen in the region as well as in the rest of Mindanao.
With the increasing demand for power entailing the construction of new transmission and distribution lines, the need for skilled linemen is already quite high in Davao City alone.
Perdices said they have seen the need to align with the Davao City government’s thrust toward sustainable development by contributing to one of its priority development areas, poverty alleviation.
“Allow me to extend my sincere appreciation to Davao LIght and Power Company, Inc. and the Aboitiz Foundation Inc. for partnering with Tesda Region XI in establishing the new technical training facilities, with the Basic Electrical Lineman Center being the first of its kind. (PR)