Aware of the crucial role of electricity, the backbone of the manufacturing industry, Davao Light and Power Co., Inc., an AboitizPower subsidiary, is making sure that it can help in having a vigorous economic activity.
Photo Insert: Aboitiz Foundation COO Maribeth Marasigan turns over EIM facility, tools, and equipment to TESDA for its training protocol for would-be electricians. Joining Ms. Marasigan are Assistant Vice President for Engineering Operations of Davao Light, Orville Lazaro, and Head of the Reputation Enhancement Department of Davao Light, Fermin Edillon.
That's why they're ending the first quarter of the year with an electrifying donation in the form of a whopping P2.4 million worth of renovated Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) facility, tools, and equipment to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) - Provincial Training Center at Tugbok District, Davao City.
The partnership between Davao Light, Aboitiz Foundation Inc., and TESDA aims to create more skilled workers, particularly electricians, who are ready for employment once they pass TESDA's National Certification (NC) II.
Davao Light's Assistant Vice President for Engineering Operations, Orville Lazaro, said in his speech during the project's turnover that they're grateful for their partnership and will always find ways to produce more skilled workers in the field of Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM).
“We have gone a long way in our partnership and we will always be grateful that together we can achieve our goals of producing more skilled workers, particularly in the field of Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM),” Lazaro said.
TESDA's EIM course takers now have a more conducive learning environment and fully functional equipment that can hone their skills further. The package also includes tools for fire alarms, CCTV, and telephone systems, all while practicing safety standards using the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided.
Aboitiz Foundation's President and COO, Maribeth Marasigan, said that the foundation will continue to find more ways to promote education and enable growth and enterprise development.
"We will also continue to find more ways to promote education as an enabler of growth and enterprise development- thus, helping more Filipinos earn more income and have better lives," Marasigan added.
This isn't the first EIM facility donated by Davao Light to TESDA. The first one was installed at TESDA Regional Training Center - Korea Philippines Training Center in Tibungco, Davao City.
"We complement each other in terms of the resources, technical skills, and 21st-century skills we will be providing to our skilled workers. TESDA is really willing to push that partnership," echoed Adonis Culas, the Provincial Director of TESDA Provincial Office, during his ceremony speech.
Davao Light knows that skilled workers are crucial in building and developing the community and cities it serves. They take pride in being part of the solution that helps enrich people's lives, leading them to a brighter future.