June 16, 2022

Taguig City – To continue strengthening the Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC) sector of the country, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and its partner, Daikin Philippines continue to build training centers for the said sector.

TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña and Daikin Philippines President Takayoshi Miki led the launching of two additional TESDA-Daikin HVAC Training Centers in Iloilo and Misamis Oriental on June 7 and 9, respectively.

It can be recalled that last July 2021 TESDA and Daikin Philippines signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to strengthen the HVAC sector in the country. Part of the MOA is the establishment of TESDA-Daikin HVAC Training Centers in different parts of the country.

The first TESDA Daikin HVAC Training Center was opened in the National Capital Region (NCR) in December 2020. Further, the second and third training centers were launched in Cebu City and Davao City last May 18 and 19, respectively.

The Regional Training Centers (RTC) in Iloilo and Tagoloan has designated workshop areas for Daikin to transform into a modernized facility intended for advanced training on air condition installation and servicing.

Lapeña emphasized that the new training centers will provide higher level and industry-driven HVAC training programs for the residents of Regions VI and X.

The TESDA Chief again expressed his gratitude to Daikin Philippines President Miki and Training and Product Manager Justin Aaron Sy for their continued support to further advance the HVAC sector in the country.

“With the support of Daikin Industries – the world’s leading manufacturer of air conditioners – we will be able to increase our capacity to produce industry-ready individuals to help raise the economic growth in the country by providing competent skilled workers responsive to the industry,” Lapeña said.

Once operational, learners, including professionals who want to upgrade their skills on air condition installation and servicing, can expect a state-of-the-art facility for training.

Meanwhile, Lapeña was accompanied by Deputy Director General for TESD Operations Lina Sarmiento in both events. Further, TESDA Regional Directors Jerry Tizon and Ashary Banto also graced the Iloilo and Misamis Oriental events, respectively. ###

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