Month: May 2013

Dela Torre is new Nueva Ecija PD

Rolando V. Dela Torre, a true blue TESDAn and a tested vocational school administrator in CALABARZON is the new provincial director (PD) of TESDA Nueva Ecija effective Jan 4, 2013.

He succeeded PD Luz Victoria Amponin, who was re-assigned in Bulacan. She replaced Regional Director Ted Garchalian who held the post in concurrent capacity after it was vacated by then PD Cenon Querubin, now the RD of TESDA-I. PD Amponin formally turned over her post to PD Dela Torre on January 14 in a ceremony held at La Parilla Hotel, Cabanatuan City, which was hosted by the Nueva Ecija Association of Technical Vocational Institutions (NEATVI).

PD Roland, as he prefers to be addressed, reveals his 90-days action plan to improve the output and performance of TESDA Nueva Ecija. Before he was promoted as PD, he served as Vocational School Vocational Administrator III of the Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Technology in Biñan, Laguna starting in 2007. He also served as chief-officer in charge of the Finance and Administrative Division of TESDA Region IV-A from 2005-2007. PD Roland, a Cavite native, is a master electrician as well as a PhD in public administration.

TESDA devolves PTC-Malolos to City Government

The management of the Provincial Training Center-Malolos (PTC-Malolos) is now in the hands of the City Government of Malolos.

This developed as TESDA, led by Secretary Joel Villanueva inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the City Government of Malolos headed by Mayor Christian Natividad on March 4, 2013, effectively devolving management and supervision of the Bulacan-based technology institution. The joint endeavor, according to Mayor Natividad, aims to turn the training center’s delivery of training and skills development opportunities more responsive and accessible to the needs of the city residents. “This is in line with the Aquino administration’s commitment to leadership development and support for educational and cultural activities,” he said.

For his part Sec. Villanueva stressed that the partnership is intended to share information and expertise so that everyone can access technical education and skills development opportunities. “This is not just a record of agreement, ut rather a partnership in enhancing capability building and skills provision. This will be of great help to the public, out of school youths, women, disadvantaged groups, workers, and to anybody who has the interest in technical and skills development, he said. The MOA allows for exchange and combination of expertise between TESDA and the City Government.

Also present during the MOA signing are TESDA-III Regional Director Teodoro Gatchalian, TESDA-Bulacan Provincial Director Luz Victoria Amponin, Kathrine Angeles of PTC Malolos, Malolos Vice Mayor Gilbert Gatchalian City Administrator Rizaldy Mendoza and Ravenal Ramos, Department Head of the City’s Community Training and Employment Office. Also present are CIBAC Party list representative Sherwin Tugna, Malolos Police Chief David Poklay, and Councilor Noel Pineda.

PTC-Malolos is situated in Sitio Umboy in San Agustin, City of Malolos a few steps away from the historic Barasoain Church. It offers welding, food and beverage servicing, bread and pastry production, and bartending courses. It is also an accredited testing center for the same qualifications. The process of devolving the training center was initiated in 2004.

PO-Nueva Ecija breaks ground in Palayan City

The TESDA Provincial Office (PO) in Nueva Ecija will soon call Palayan City as its home as Governor Aurelio “Oyie” Umali led the groundbreaking of the new site in Brgy. Singalat near the Provincial Capitol on February 19, 2013.

The new site of the provincial office is found within the 4,000 square meter lot which was donated by the Palayan City Government, thru Mayor Romeo Capinpin and Vice Mayor Moises Carmona Jr. on August 6, 2012. It is adjacent to the Provincial Training Center-Palayan.

For Gov. Umali, the transfer of TESDA-PO from Cabanatuan City to Palayan will boost the agency and the local government’s efforts to further improve its technical education and skills development services to the Novo Ecijanos. RD Ted Gatchalian, on the other hand, thanked Gov. Umali and Mayor Capinpin for their support to TESDA and its undertakings. “We are happy because we are on the right track in terms of implementing relevant technical education and skills development (TESD) in tandem with the LGUs of the province”, he said.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by TESDA Provincial Director Roland Dela Torre and PTC-Palayan staff, officials and members of the Nueva Ecija Association Technical Vocational Institutions, students, and other TESD partners.

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