The 67 trainees of the Isuzu-TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Center in Tacloban can now resume their schooling as the center reopens a year and a half after Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) ravaged the city.
The relaunch was led by senior counselor of Isuzu Motors Limited Japan (IML) Mr. Yoshinori Ida last February 16, 2015, with trainings immediately commencing afterwards. A total of PHP 10-million was used to rehabilitate the training center and its dormitory, with the amount coming from project partners Isuzu, World Vision, and TESDA.
“After the typhoon, all of our trainees went home to give assistance to their families. We are glad that most of them came back and that our project sponsors are still willing to support us” said Ms. Cleta Omega, TESDA 8 regional director.
The reopening also saw the launch of the “Quality Training-Our Commitment, Brighter Future-Our Gift” slogan which signifies Isuzu’s dedication to its mission and vision of honing qualified but marginalized students, helping them better their lives and become valuable contributors to society.
Testament to Isuzu-TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Center’s quality education is the second place finish of former trainees Rey Bombita and Roel Gocela in the 9th Isuzu World Technical Competition. The outing proved that Isuzu’s training centers produce world-class mechanics for top-notch automotive servicing.
“Since 2008 we have been supporting this project, it is our goal to help them change their lives by receiving a technical education” said IML senior counselor, Yoshinori Ida. “We at Isuzu believe in the Filipino talent, we hope than the next batch will be able to exceed what their seniors have accomplished.”