TESDA, DOTr to provide skills affected by PUV modernization plan

NEWS RELEASE

Public Information Unit

TESDA

14 December 2018

 

TESDA, DOTr to provide skills affected by PUV modernization plan

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) have joined forces to provide skills training to drivers, operators and their families who will be affected by the Public Utility Vehicles Modernization Program (PUVMP)of the government.

This after TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, and DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) in the enforcement of the “PUV Modernization Stakeholder Support Mechanism Component” last Dec. 11.

It wil be implemented until 2022.

The MOA signing was held at the TESDA Board Room at the TESDA Complex in Taguig City and was witnessed by TESDA Executive Director Ma. Magdalena P. Butad with DOTr OIC-Undersecretary Mark Richmund M. De Leon.

Tugade expressed his delight when the MOA was finally signed.

“Huwag na nating payagang ma-delay pa ito dahil sayang ang mga years na pinalagpas at binabaybay natin na walang program,” said Tugade.

“Automatic ‘yung response ko na ito ay pagtulong. Ang ating mandato ay mag-train, pagkatapos ng training then a job after,” said Lapeña in response.

Lapeña assured those affected by the program that after their skills training, the agency will also assist the beneficiaries to find jobs through the help of partner agencies.

The DOTr has earmarked P350,000,000 for training and social assistance for stakeholders who will be affected by the modernization plan.

“The budgetary appropriation transfer contemplated in this MOA shall be used by the TESDA for the program from 2018 to 2022. It shall cover the training and assessment fees, daily allowance, displaced/existing stakeholders and/or their beneficiaries, and administrative/monitoring cost,” according to the PUV Modernization Program’s Stakeholder Support Mechanism Component.

Under the PUVMP, jeepneys and buses which are more than 15 years old will be replaced by newer vehicles with more energy efficient and environmentally friendly engines.

The MOA says that the DOTr will issue a Letter of Advise of Allotment Release (LAAR) for the transfer of funds to the TESDA which is divided into two tranches.

Beneficiaries of the program will include those who have lost their jobs or source of income due to the implementation of the PUVMP; those who have voluntarily chosen to leave the industry; those who have opted to continue on as driver/operator; and, new drivers/operators.

The DOTr will determine and approve the list of beneficiaries based on their qualifications.

Every beneficiary of the TESDA training programs will be given free training and assessment, and will get a daily training allowance of P350 which will be given after the training is completed.

The agencies will collaborate to develop training regulations and curricula for needed qualifications such as: Transport Safety Officers, Automotive Servicing, Fleet Management, and other related courses.

The beneficiaries will be required to submit the necessary documents for their chosen training program.

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

Public Information Unit

TESDA

14 December 2018

TESDA, DOTR partner sa pagbibigay ng skills sa mga maapektuhan ng PUV Modernization Program

Magtutulungan ang Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) at Department of Transportation (DOTr) para bigyan ng skills training ang mga maaapektuhang drivers, operators at kanilang pamilya sa pagpapatupad ng Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) ng gobyerno.

Ito ay matapos lagdaan nina TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, at DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade ang isang Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) kaugnay sa pagpapatupad ng “PUV Modernization Stakeholder Support Mechanism Component” nitong December 11, 2018.

Ang MOA ay epektibong ipapatupad hanggang 2022.

Natuwa si Tugade dahil natuloy na ang pagkakalagda sa nasabing MOA.

“Huwag na nating payagang ma-delay pa ito dahil sayang ang mga years na pinalagpas at binabaybay natin na walang program,” ani Tugade.

“Automatic ‘yung response ko na ito ay pagtulong. Ang ating mandato ay mag-train, pagkatapos ng training then a job after,” ito ang naging tugon ni Secretary Lapeña sa hiling ni Tugade.

Tiniyak ni Lapeña na pagkatapos ng skills training, tutulungan din ng TESDA ang mga beneficiaries na makakuha ng trabaho sa pamamagitan nang pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga katuwang na industriya at sa mga ahensiya ng gobyerno.

Ang paglalagda ay ginanap sa TESDA Board Room, sa TESDA Complex na sinaksihan nina TESDA Executive Director Ma. Magdalena P. Butad, at DOTr OIC-Undersecretary Mark Richmund M. De Leon.

Ang DOTr ay naglaan ng P350,000,000 para sa training at social assistance para sa mga stakeholders na maapektuhan ng Public Utility Modernization Program na isa sa mga flagship projects ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.

“The budgetary appropriation transfer contemplated in this MOA shall be used by the TESDA for the program from 2018 to 2022. It shall cover the training and assessment fees, daily allowance, displaced/existing stakeholders and/or their beneficiaries, and administrative/monitoring cost,” nakasaad sa sa Stakeholder Support Mechanism Component ng PUV Modernization Program.

Sa ilalim ng PUV Modernization Program, tatanggalin na sa lansangan ang mga jeepneys at buses na 15 taon pataas at papalitan ng mga bagong modelo na may Euro 4 compliant engines.

Nakasaad sa MOA na agad na maglalabas ng Letter of Advise of Allotment Release (LAAR) ang DOTr para sa paglilipat ng pondo sa TESDA na hinati sa dalawang tranche.

Ang bawat beneficiary ay pagkakalooban ng libreng pagsasanay, assessment at training allowance na nagkakahalaga ng P350 para sa bawat araw na kanilang pinasok, at ito’y ibibigay pagkatapos ng training.

Bubuo ng mga training regulations ang dalawang ahensiya para sa qualifications katulad ng: Transport Safety Officers; Automotive Servicing; Fleet Management at iba pang mga kurso na aangkop sa pangangailangan ng DOTr.

Ang mga inaasahang beneficiaries ay yaong mga nawalan ng trabaho, boluntaryong umalis o tumigil na sa industriya, piniling magpatuloy bilang driver/operator at mga bagong driver/operators.

Magmumula sa DOTr ang listahan ng mga benefisaryo at ang kanilang napiling training courses.

Ang mga beneficiaries ay kailangang magsumite ng mga kinakailangang qualification documents para sa pinili nilang training program kasama ang iba pang mga dokumento. (END)

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