Out of the 58 graduates of the Training on Repair and Maintenance of Small Engines, 56 had successfully passed the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) competency assessment and now NC II holders for Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing (M/SES).
The said training were the last two out of the five batches of training in partnership with Philippine Center for Postharvest and Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) under the Mekanikong Magsasaka Program, Super Trade Machinery Global Inc, and TESDA-NE held at PhilSCAT on July 17 to 23, 2017 and September 11 to 17, 2017.
During the opening ceremony of the 4th batch of the training, PhilSCAT Director Emmanuel V. Sicat welcomed the participants and gave an inspiring message on how the training could be beneficial to the participants as well as to the community. Through the training, they are envisioned and empowered to be knowledgeable enough to properly detect engine trouble, repair and maintain it, enabling them to better serve the people in their community.
For the last batch of the training, the newly assigned TESDA-NE Provincial Director Alejandra De Jesus visited during the troubleshooting hands-on of the participants and said that she’s very happy to know that there are collaborative activities being conducted as such that serves as venue for the farmers to grow and be able to help their communities. She is hopeful that whatever knowledge they could gain from the training could be echoed in their neighborhood and could also serve as another source of income.
There were five lecturers for the training: Director Sicat gave a brief introduction about the Center, Jeram P. Benedicto of Don Bosco Training Center discussed about Ethics and Safety in the Workplace; Engr. Ace Philip R. Dupla of Super Trade gave the formal lecture and intensive mentoring on Small Engine Servicing and Motorcycle together with Julius Mendoza and Francisco D. Ete, Super Trade service mechanics.
The hands-on activities were held on the 3rd and 4th day of the training to practice what they have learned during the lecture.
Each participant performed the disassembly and assembly as well as the troubleshooting of engines (gasoline engine, water cooled diesel engine and air-cooled diesel engine).
A pre-test was administered to the participants during the 1st day of the training and a post test was given on the 5th day to assess the learning of every participant. Also based on these tests, the most improved participants were named in the persons of Leonardo O. Maballo Jr., 4th batch and Gerry R. Miguel, 5th batch who both got 13% increment.
On the other hand, awarded as the most active trainees for the 4th and 5th batch are Nelson B. Fuentes and Jimmy V. Garino.
“After this training we expect two things from you in support of the government’s mechanization program, first is leading your neighborhood and LGUs (Local Government Units) in the repair of machineries in your community particularly those machineries granted by the DA (Department of Agriculture). Second, share you knowledge about the repair and maintenance of engines”, said Arnel Ramir M. Apaga, PHilMech director for Planning and Technical Operations.
This year, a total of 140 individuals were trained through the program of which 128 are now TESDA NC II holders for M/SES and ready to roll-out for engine servicing throughout the country. JMRarama