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TESDA-Isuzu Automotive Mechanic Training Center is “Open House” on August 5

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
August 1, 2010

TACLOBAN CITY  –  TESDA Region 8 Director Juan M. Sabulao, Jr. informed that an Open House will be conducted at the TESDA-Isuzu Automotive Mechanic Training Center on August 4 in order to showcase the various skills acquired by the Center Scholars.

Director Sabulao said that a Motorcade will be conducted at 8:30 in the morning and a Program will be conducted at 10:30 in the morning. At 11:00 o’clock, Skills Demonstrations will be presented by the Center Scholars.

Director Sabulao said that Isuzu has invited all the top officials of the Isuzu Dealership and Service Centers across the country and all the service center or shop owners all over Region 8 so that they will see the high quality of training the scholars have undergone and the excellent services these scholars could provide to their customers.

There are already four batches of scholars in the Center, Director Sabulao disclosed. After training, the first batch of scholars will have to undergo on the job training (OJT) and TESDA are hoping that the businessmen guests will be able to take in the scholars in their shops.

The scholars will undergo OJT for two to four months, Director Sabulao said. During the OJT, the scholars will be receiving allowance from the employers.

The good Director added that TESDA is hoping that the companies will later sing in the scholars for employment. He said that 99% of the automobile shops in the Region or in Tacloban do not have capabilities to repair the new automatic models of vehicles.

If the scholars are employed by the shops here, the services of the local shops will be upgraded, thus, helping upgrade the quality of service being offered in the Region.

The scholars, he said have been trained to do this and so they will surely find employment locally or abroad.

Indeed, Isuzu's scholars need all the focus in the world. They need to hurdle all the national certification levels from I to IV within a two-year perion order to pass the course. At present, the scholars are almost done with NC1, which tackles automotive servicing. Among the basic modules included in the NC1 curriculum are workplace communication, teamwork, work values, and housekeeping procedures.

The practical part, meanwhile, consists of such lessons as applying sealant and adhesive; moving and positioning a vehicle; performing mensuration and calculation; interpreting and applying specifications and manual; using lubricants and coolants; performing shop maintenance; tuning up diesel and gasoline engines; servicing automotive batteries; servicing ignition systems; testing and repairing wiring and lighting systems; and performing underchassis maintenance.

After completing the NC1 modules, the scholars are to undergo a competency assessment to determine who among them are qualified for an NC1 certificate, which is duly recognized by government and private agencies.