Trainees pilot TESDA-Samsung electronics lab
Inside the newly-launched electronics laboratory of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporations (SEPCO), trainees can actually tinker with electronic gadgets as a way to learn.
The room is equipped with tools, gadgets, appliances and electronic equipment that the students can use to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent electronics technician.
"The laboratory will be a hub for learning, building, playing, creating, innovating, and we could not thank Samsung enough for working with TESDA to put this up," TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said.
On June 17, the launch of the TESDA-Samsung Consumer Electronics Servicing Training Laboratory took place at the Electronics Workshop of the TESDA Women's Center in Taguig City.
The electronics lab was earlier conceptualized through a memorandum of agreement forged between TESDA and SEPCO in December 2014.
The agreement includes a donation from SEPCO of all the necessary serviceable equipment, tools and training materials to be used for the training of students and a seven-day Training of Trainers.
The partnership program seeks to ensure the availability of a pool of highly-skilled workers in the electronics industry. It will also give the graduates a chance to get a job immediately and to specialize in the repair of Samsung products like audio-video equipment, domestic appliances such as washing machine, microwave oven, vacuum cleaner, hand held phones, refrigerator and air-conditioning units.
The trainees will also be exposed to new Samsung technologies such as the touch screen handheld phones and tablets.
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 exposure.
Through the DTS delivery, the trainees will undergo two months in-center training and three months in-company training with a daily allowance equivalent to 75% of the minimum wage during their immersion in the company.
Villanueva led the launch of the electronics laboratory together with Seungho Jee, director of Service Operations for 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 www.facebook.com/tesdaofficial. END