Cagayan -The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region II on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) to boost Technical Vocational Education and Training in the province.
The MOU was signed by Secretary Jaime R. Escaño, Administrator and CEO of CEZA and TESDA Regional Director Archie A. Grande, CESO III.
For a start, RD Grande said the collaboration will involve the donation of vehicles to TESDA as governed by Section 1148 of the Customs Modernization Tariff Act (CMTA) which will be used for training purposes.
“TESDA shall determine which motor vehicles are suited for the implementation of our different training programs such as Automotive Servicing, Driving and others,” said Grande, noting that the donated vehicles will remain and be kept inside the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Free Port (CSEZFP).
Under the said agreement, CEZA shall also provide a space within the zone that will serve as the training site to be conducted by the agency through one of its TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs), the Aparri Polytechnic Institute (API).
“What we’re about to undertake aims to expand the reach of TVET particularly in the province of Cagayan through the skilling, upskilling and reskilling of the Filipino workforce,” Grande ended.
TESDA officials who witnessed the MOU signing were TESDA Cagayan Provincial Director Romeo O. Talosig and API Administrator Renato D. Ubiña.