/ 18 July 2021

MORE Filipino trainees and workers from the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning sector will benefit from the modernized facilities to be established inside the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Complex.

TESDA director general Isidro Lapeña and Daikin President Takayoshi Miki signed a memorandum of agreement at the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City. The event was witnessed by the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhiko Koshikawa and TESDA officials.

Under the agreement, TESDA will construct a building inside the TESDA complex that Daikin will transform into a state-of-the-art HVAC Center. The program aims to implement higher-level qualification training to produce individuals who are skilled in air-condition installation and servicing.

Lapeña cited the three important objectives of the agreement — upskill the whole Philippine Air conditioning industry, increase the number of installers, and update the latest technology.

“By upskilling our countrymen, the higher quality of work in both installation and servicing will be guaranteed. Increasing the number of capable installers is also the key to serve the untapped market. We can also take advantage of the latest energy-efficient technology,” he said.

The TESDA chief thanked Daikin for the opportunity and the Japanese government for its all-out support to the partnership.

Miki said the signing of the agreement was a big step for Daikin.

“From now on, we will work with TESDA to develop the latest installation training program and make it mandatory national certification, and also renovate TESDA training facilities as well as provide trainees with high-quality installation tools,” he said.

This project with Daikin will be adapted by other regions.