A total of 91 trainees of the Kananga EDC Institute of Technology (KEITECH) are looking forward to a brighter future now that they have completed and passed the institution's short course construction training.
The 91 trainees belong to the first batch of graduates of KEITECH's new and shorter curriculum on electrical installation and maintenance (EIM), carpentry and plumbing. Of the 91, 39 finished EIM, 27 are new plumbers while 25 completed carpentry. They also have basic competencies in masonry and shielded metal arc welding.
All 91 trainees have acquired their National Certification (NC) II from TESDA. Since its inception in 2009, KEITECH has maintained its 100% passing rate in TESDA’s NCs.
KEITECH, which aims to be a world-class technical-vocational training center, introduced the new curriculum which can be completed in three months to address the reconstruction requirements for the province's rebuilding program.
"We are set to produce 1,000 trained workers in two years ready for employment with various local contractors in rebuilding the devastated areas in the province. As we did with previous graduates, we will facilitate their employment through KEITECH's placement office," KEITECH President Paul Aquino said.
Aquino added that the graduates will be recommended to the contractors of the school projects of ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya and Energy Development Corporation (EDC).
KEITECH has so far produced 530 graduates since 2009, 92% of whom are already employed here and abroad. A joint project of EDC, the Municipality of Kananga and TESDA, KEITECH aims to produce world-class builders and assist graduates in securing jobs.