/ 7 April 2022

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority and motorcycle ride-hailing company Angkas launched on Wednesday a program that will capacitate motorcycle riders.

TESDA  Director General Isidro Lapeña and Angkas Chief Executive Officer George Royeca led the launch of the Basic Motorcycle Driving Program at the TESDA Complex in Taguig City.

TESDA and Angkas developed the program to provide formal training to motorcycle riders and to professionalize motorcycle training in the Philippines’ Automotive and Land Transport Sector.

The five-day training program will not be confined inside the classroom but will give emphasis on actual demonstration. The program also includes pre-ride activities and monitoring and maintaining motorcycle performance which are essential in motorcycle safely.

The skills agency allocated a 400-square meter facility inside the TESDA Complex for the program. The TESDA Regional Training Center – National Capital Region, with the guidance of Angkas, will facilitate the training.

This program will be initially implemented in the National Capital Region.

The pilot batch of 25 trainees is set to start their training before the end of April this year.

“I would like to encourage our kababayans, especially those who are planning to work as motorcycle drivers, to avail this training. This is your opportunity to experience quality motorcycle training from TESDA and Angkas,” Lapeña said.

Meanwhile, Royeca shared that Angkas’ partnership with TESDA is part of the company’s continued commitment to road safety.

“I am confident that through this program, we can empower 18 million motorcycle owners and more to help rebuild our economy,” Royeca said, adding that motorcycle taxi pilots have created a new breed of professionals