February 11, 2024

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Suharto Mangudadatu has lauded the opening of a new heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) training facility in Region V.

Last January 9, TESDA Region V and Japanese air conditioning company, Daikin Philippines, opened the TESDA-Daikin Philippines Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning inside the TESDA Regional Training Center in Pili, Camarines Sur.

The 200-square meter facility renovated by Daikin is the sixth HVAC training facility in the country. Aside from the facility renovation, Daikin Philippines also supplied modern training tools and equipment.

It can be recalled that in July 2021, TESDA and Daikin Philippines signed a Memorandum of Agreement to strengthen the HVAC sector in the country.

“With the establishment of this TESDA-Daikin training facility, we have taken a giant leap forward in ensuring that our skilled workers are equipped with the latest techniques and technologies in the HVAC sector,” the TESDA Chief said.

Other TESDA-Daikin HVAC training centers are located in Taguig City, Cebu City, Davao City, Iloilo, and Misamis Oriental.

In a statement, Secretary Mangudadatu emphasized that the new training centers will provide higher-level and industry-driven HVAC training programs for the residents of Region V.

The TESDA chief also thanked the Daikin Philippines for their continued support to further advance the HVAC sector in the country.

“We congratulate TESDA Region V and Daikin Philippines for this milestone. Through this partnership, Bicolanos now have a modern training venue. This facility is not just for new learners but also for professionals in the HVAC sector who want to upgrade their existing skills,” the Secretary said.

Meanwhile, present during the inauguration were TESDA Region V Regional Director Archie Grande and Daikin Philippines Vice President Ikuo Kani, along with other TESDA and Daikin officials.

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