The first time that Rolando Magpantay underwent formal training in landscaping was through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). He’s been in the landscaping business for the past 20 years but he admits that he has to learn. By enrolling in the landscaping course of TESDA, he will be able to know the step-by-step process and how to properly deal and negotiate with a client. In the case of Joniger Biazupardo, 32, an electrician, everything he has learned in TESDA will be applied in installing solar panels. He noticed that solar panels have been in demand so he decided to enroll in the training course in preparation for an additional job as a solar installer. He’s aware that he has to learn about the skill so that he can be a reliable and effective installer.
“Green Jobs” has been on the rise and TESDA has decided to start giving training for these kinds of jobs. This will give those who can’t afford to pay high tuition fees a chance to train for free with very minimal expenses. According to Florencio Sunico, Spokesperson of TESDA, this program is under the Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016. The program aims to train personnel for green jobs which will help bring about a “green economy”.
Landscaping training takes thirty-five days to complete while there are forty-seven days for solar panel installation. TESDA has also included land transport & e-vehicles, air-conditioning, refrigeration, construction, fishery, and agriculture under the TESDA green training. This is a great chance that should be grabbed by those that would want to be a part of the “green economy”. For those that are interested to enroll, just check out the official website of TESDA for the requirements and accredited schools. TESDA had already produced many graduates who are now working abroad and earning well.
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