P2-M Porac training center wing inaugurated-A A +A
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
PORAC -- The P2-million extension wing of the Porac Manpower Training Center here that will cater to more programs and classes for the education of out-of-school youths and residents needing skills training was inaugurated Tuesday.
Local officials here led by Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David led the inauguration of the newly constructed facility.
Dela Cruz told Sun.Star Pampanga that the extension facility was made possible through the support of CDC.
It was former CDC president Felipe Antonio Remollo who facilitated the assistance that saw construction of a machine shop area and four lecture rooms for the students of the center.
The Porac Manpower Training Center was set up by the town to provide training and skills development for locals here. The programs are run through the help of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).
It was in 1988 when the Porac Manpower Training Center was established under the leadership of ex-mayor Exequiel A. Gamboa who was then a vice mayor of this town, together with former mayor Roy L. David.
Since then, the facility has offered short courses in machine sewing, auto-mechanic courses, and electronic repair short courses, among others.
David, for his part, said the center has produced thousands of graduates in different livelihood and skills training programs since the initial operation of the center.
In 2011 alone, some 142 Aetas completed skills training programs at the municipality's training center in Barangay Cangatba. (IOF)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 20, 2012.