Cotabato public high school gets new electrical lab

The Notre Dame Village National High School (NDVNHS) in Cotabato City expects to help more students taking up electrical installation and maintenance secure a better future after receiving a new electrical laboratory.

AboitizPower subsidiary Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) and the Aboitiz Foundation donated a training and assessment facility with ten sets of training tables, 50 armchairs, glass boards, and an information wall last February 28, 2018.

“We recognize that this treasure is for the development of the students and we accept it with a grateful heart. Through this electrical laboratory, we are sure that the number of students in the electrical installation and maintenance course will increase. This will also provide many opportunities for their future career,” said NDVNHS principal Vivencio O. Aniño.

NDVNHS currently has 344 students in its electrical installation and maintenance program.

A STUDENT of Notre Dame Village High National High School works on one of the training tables in their new electrical laboratory.

Cotabato Light’s E-Lab project was first launched in 2017 to support the Department of Education’s (DepEd) K to 12 program. The Canizares National High School-School of Arts and Trade received an E-Lab last February 7, 2017, making it the project’s first beneficiary.

The project aims to capacitate students who plan to take up electrical installation and maintenance, and eventually secure a National Certification II or a certificate of competency from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). This certification can be used as credentials when applying for employment after completing senior high school.

“We have been partners with Cotabato Light and Aboitiz Foundation for years. We are delighted by the E-Lab project and are honored to have been chosen as a beneficiary. This laudable program is truly a legacy that can be passed down to generations to come,” said DepEd Cotabato City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Concepcion Ferrer-Balawag, Al Hadja.