THE Porac Manpower Training Center is now offering more courses on automotive servicing, computer hardware servicing, electrical installation maintenance, industrial sewing machine operations, dressmaking, consumer electronics servicing, housekeeping and bartending.
Vice-Mayor Dexter David said that the Porac Manpower Training Center will continuously gain the support of the Porac municipal government in bringing more students needing employability skills to its different programs. He added that the town has continuously supported programs in local skills development.
He added that Porac is among the couple of towns in the region which take skills training as a regular and year-round program.
Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz, for his part, said that they are now focusing on job placement programs for the town's skilled workforce through coordination with human resource managers in major companies inside Clark Freeport. He added that the skill's programs are in place to accommodate the growing need for skilled manpower for Angeles and Metro Clark area.
"The training center is at the center of our skills development program. We also expect an increase in the demand for local skilled labor as more companies and investors settle inside Porac," Dela Cruz said. He added that the training center will continuously respond for a more skilled workforce.
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 Tesda.
It was in 1988 when the Porac Manpower Training Center was established under the leadership of ex-mayor Exequiel Gamboa, who was then vice-mayor of this town, together with former mayor Roy David.
Since then, the facility has offered short courses in machine sewing, auto-mechanic courses, and electronic repair short courses, among others.
For 18 years, the center has graduated 14,790 trainees with 2,932 employed in the last three years. The center has conducted training for 102 batches. There are currently 43 graduates of the center employed abroad.