TEN residents from Atimonan, Quezon have been certified as professional scaffolders after they completed the training and assessment on Scaffold Erection NC II supervised by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) last January 24 to 25.
The newly certified scaffolders, who all have prior experience on scaffolding, were selected out of the 30 candidates who applied as scholars of Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E).
The two-day activity was done at the Offshore-Onshore Institute of Technology, Inc. (OOIT) in Mauban, Quezon, which is a TESDA-accredited training and assessment center. It was also participated by residents from the towns of Mauban and Pagbilao.
The training involved a lecture on general requirements for scaffolding safety erection and dismantling procedures, which was given by Engr. Roy Morilles, CEO of OOIT, and Mr. Archellis Bandin, OOIT’s training assessor.
A written and practical examination was also held to assess the skills and competency of the participants. All 10 scholars of A1E were certified as NC II eligible scaffolders by TESDA.
This certification course is just one of the many activities that A1E has been offering to the residents of Atimonan.
Under the company’s Kaisa sa Pagsasanay (KASANAY) program, the company offers scholarships on technical-vocational courses focusing on construction-related skills to qualified individuals.
A1E aims to equip Atimonanins with relevant skills and experience that can open them to more job opportunities.