Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have joined hands in launching TESDA-Samsung Consumer Electronics Servicing Training Laboratory.
“The joint project which we are launching today is extremely important. Together, we are helping to address significant social issues. Samsung Philippines is honored to partner with TESDA Women’s Center. As a consumer electronics company we hope to develop a strong full of qualified service engineers and technicians,” said Mr. Seungho Jee, Director, Service Operation, SEPCO, this afternoon during the launching and ribbon-cutting of the pilot TESDA-Samsung electronics lab held at TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig.
“Indeed, today is a great day that the Lord has made that we may all rejoice and be exceedingly glad for this great partnership… The laboratory will be a hub for learning, building, playing, creating, innovating, and we could not thanks Samsung enough for working with TESDA to put this up,” TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said.
The TESDA-Samsung partnership plans to train students, at least 18 years of age, on Consumer Electronics Servicing to give them an edge in the competitive job market. It also aims to improve service delivery in the electronics industry through the development of the workforce.
“Other than the importance of having access to technical vocation and education, the other thing that we have to focus on is the partnership with industries, partnership with private companies like Samsung, and today is a realization of our dream as we launch today an electronic servicing training laboratory that is envision to be a hub for learning, building, playing, creating, and innovating,” Villanueva added.
“Etong center laboratory na ni-launch natin ngayon will become a dual system training program kung saan sa limang buwan ng kanilang pamamalagi sa programa natin, sa training regulation na pinopromote ng TESDA ay dalawang buwan lamang ang stay nila dito at yung tatlong buwan ay doon na po sa mga service centers at kumpanya nila. Ito’y mabgibigay din ng PhP 322 a day na allowance and at the same time ang pinaka-importante sa atin ay natututo ang ating mga kababayan,” Villanueva explained further.
According to Villanueva, Samsung is also looking at expanding the program and already eyeing the CALABARZON area to put up another center there.
Under the partnership, Samsung’s technical inputs will be integrated and implemented into TESDA‘s curriculum for Consumer Electronics Servicing. Samsung will provide equipment, tools, and other materials to be used in the training, as well as a regular updates on the brand’s technologies, which are relevant to the training program. Selected trainees will also join both the in-school and in-company training in Samsung accredited service centers.
Villanueva also added that the laboratory is PWD-friendly adding that they will have a conducive work area.
The program covers basic, common, and core skills that are most needed by the market today. Trainees will be taught about repair and maintenance of audio and video products and systems, domestic appliances, and cellular phones. Aside from these technical skills, the trainees will also be honed on participating in a workplace communication, working in a team environment, and practicing career professionalism.
Currently, there are 26 female trainees enrolled in Consumer Electronics Servicing under the Dual Training System (DTS). They started their training on May 4 and will be deployed to Samsung service centers for their actual work exposures.
These competitive technical knowledge and right work attitude will go hand in hand to ensure the trainees are prepared to enter and get ahead in the real world.
Villanueva led the launch of the electronics laboratory together with Seungho Jee; Ms. Arlita Narag, Head of Public Affairs, SEPCO; Teodoro Pascua, TESDA deputy director general for operations; and Maria Clara Ignacio, chief of TESDA Women’s Center.
Applicants who are interested to undergo the 5-month training can inquire through 887-7777, 0917-4794370 or at www.facebook.com/tesdaofficial.
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