June 30, 2022

Taguig City - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Petron Corporation formally inaugurated today a modern automotive training facility at the government agency’s Taguig complex.

TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña and Petron Corporation General Manager Lubin Nepomuceno led the inauguration of the TESDA-Petron Car Care Center (TPCCC).

The training facility, which occupies an area of approximately 400 sq. m in TESDA Building 9, is the result of a Memorandum of Agreement signed between TESDA and Petron three months ago.

Under the agreement, TESDA with Petron Corporation, shall strengthen training programs under the automotive sector that will be offered to identified clients and to Petron’s auto-mechanic technicians.

The TPCCC will be utilized to offer higher-level Automotive Training and Servicing Program which will focus on Preventive Maintenance Schedule (PMS), and later will include Automotive Servicing and allied diploma programs.

Also, TESDA is working with Petron to update the current training regulations for Automotive Servicing.  This will help ensure the delivery of demand-driven technical vocational education and training (TVET) delivery and help create job security for the graduates through industry partners.

The TESDA Chief thanked Petron for partnering with the agency in helping produce highly skilled Filipinos in the automotive sector.  He also assured future graduates that they will be job-ready once they finish the training programs given by TESDA.

“This facility will be opened to the public for them to experience world-class training for higher-level qualifications for automotive servicing,” according to TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña during the launching ceremony.

Through this project with Petron Corporation, our goal of providing in-demand skills development among the Filipino learners for the automotive industry will be achieved.  This will also help increase the employability of technicians who will be trained using state-of-the-art tools and equipment of Petron Car Care Center inside the TESDA Complex,” added Lapeña.

Meanwhile, Nepomuceno in his message shared that, “As the industry leader and only remaining refiner in the country, Petron has always been earnest in fulfilling our role in nation-building. We fuel countless journeys and power multiple industries, but we believe that true development starts with creating better opportunities for all.”

The facility has the capacity to train about 100 individuals annually and houses various tools and equipment from Petron.  The training program within the facility will be in coordination with the TESDA Regional Training Center-National Capital Region (RTC-NCR).

The graduates of this program are expected to acquire the competencies that are in line with professional automotive care services from light to heavy repairs, as well as tire services such as wheel balancing and alignment.

The TPCCC is part of the NCR Technology Hub Project initiated under the guidance of Secretary Lapeña. ###