Davao Light, Aboitiz Foundation, TESDA sign into an agreement for Project BELT.COM

May 12, 2016

A partnership among Davao Light and Power Co.

, Aboitiz Foundation Inc. and TESDA XI was sealed through signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Basic Electrical Lineman's Training Center of Mindanao or Project BELT.

COM last March 18.

Project BELT.

COM aims to build a lineman's training and assessment facility at the regional training center of TESDA in Tibungco, Davao City. Once operational, this will be the first lineman facility in Mindanao.

“With Project BELT.

COM, we hope to increase the pool of qualified linemen that will help address the shortage of qualified and certified linemen in the power industry. In Davao City alone, the demand for skilled linemen is very high with the increasing demand for power that would entail construction of new transmission and distribution lines.

” said Jaime Jose “Jim” Aboitiz, Davao Light President in his message during the event.

Also present during the MOA Signing are Davao Light EVP and COO Arturo Milan, TESDA Regional Director Dr. Gaspar Gayona and the Provincial Director Engr. Nestor Tabada.

Moreover, in Project BELT.

COM, a training module will also be developed and be appropriately registered under TESDA's Unified Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program Registration and Accreditation System.  With this, once a trainee passes the training and assessment, he will get an NC II or National Certificate II from TESDA.