The GCB Training Center team up with the municipality of Tagana-an to pool resources in conducting training for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) to the interested townsfolk of the said municipality.
GCB Center Director Grace Natad-Conde and Municipal Mayor Cesar Alsong Diaz recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to effect the partnership arrangement.
“The GCB as part of our Park and Train Program to community-based areas will provide technical vocational trainings to qualified individuals of Tagana-an who are interested to enroll on SMAW competency course and provide trainees/graduates certificate of completion after completing the required number of hours of training,” Conde said.
Conde added that the municipality of Tagana-an through Mayor Diaz agreed and fully support with the GCB’s program. Mayor Diaz granted to use its motor pool/ welding shop located at their old gymnasium as the training venue at anytime throughout the training duration and assist GCB in facilitating the conduct of training and other relevant activities.
The GCB is expected to train some 35 individuals on SMAW and assist them for the TESDA competency assessment later to grant them with the SMA NC II. The training duration is 304 hours which culminated on June 4, 2013 and undergone the SMAW competency assessment on June 6-9, 2013. ◙