Gov't agencies, fishing firm hold marine diesel mechanic training-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Friday, August 31, 2012
A TOTAL of 22 individuals, including out-of-school youths, graduated on Wednesday from a month-long skills training on Marine Diesel Mechanic in Zamboanga City.
The training is a joint undertaking of the Mega Fishing Corporation (MFC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), and Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).
The MFC is the one that supplies fish to the Ayala Seafoods Corporation (ASC), the canning plant that produces Mega Sardines. The MFC and ASC are the fishing and canning components, respectively, of the Mega Group of Companies.
Michael Kelly Tiu Lim, MFC executive vice president and general manager, said the month-long training is part of MFC’s skills training program and corporate social responsibility.
Lim said MFC’s primary concern is to educate the youth so they could become leaders in their respective field of endeavor.
It is also one way to teach these out-of-school youths how to earn a living to help their parents, he said.
Trifon Macarayan, MFC business development manager, said another batch is set to start a month-long skills training.