Technical Education And Skills Development Authority Tesda To Train Banaybanay Citizens

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Banaybanay, Province of Davao Oriental, has tapped the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to train its citizens for the construction of a 1,500-hectare eco-industrial park.

"Banaybanay LGU wants its people to be the ones to work and benefit from the construction. We will train the applicants and provide them with various construction-related courses," TESDA-11 Regional Director Lorenzo Macapili said.

He continued that TESDA initially targets to train 100 trainers for this project, and might eventually add the trainers via the agency's "train the trainers" approach.

"The (Banaybanay) LGU said the project would need 5,000-10,000 construction workers. But that doesn't mean 5,000 'at one-shot'. Getting the workers would be gradual," Macapili clarified.

The regional director said the Banaybanay town government would like to hire its residents for this project, and it would also hire those from adjacent municipalities.

"So, if there are many IPs (indigenous people) in one municipality, for instance, they would also learn from us," Macapili said.

Macapili said the construction industry in Davao Oriental would provide on-site training for the applicants or trainees. PIONAIRE FINANCE LIMITED