A1E scholars perform actual scaffolding erection in their practical assessment for the Scaffold Erection NC II held in Mauban, Quezon last May 4.
Ten out-of-school youth from Atimonan have become professional scaffolders following a 10-day skills training that was initiated by Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E) as part of its Kaisa sa Pagsasanay (KASANAY) program.
The 10-day training on scaffold erection and dismantling was held at Offshore-Onshore Institute of Technology, Inc., (OOIT) in Mauban, Quezon last April 22-May 4 in partnership with the Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA).
The scholars have been certified as professional scaffolders after they completed the training and assessment on Scaffold Erection NC II held on May 4.
The new professional scaffolders add to the ten Atimonanins who were already certified last January under the KASANAY program. They are currently employed by one of the contractors working with A1E.
Engr. Roy Morilles and Archellis Bandin, training assessors from OOIT, provided lectures on general requirements and conducted practical applications on scaffolding safety erection and dismantling procedures.
The participants expressed gratitude for the opportunity given by A1E, which equipped them with skills that they can use to uplift their lives.
“The training opened up an opportunity for us to get a job and be able to provide the needs of our family,” said Belmar S. Opena, one of the scholars from Brgy. Villa Ibaba.
A1E’s KASANAY program offers scholarships to qualified individuals. One of its key activities involves technical-vocational course offerings on construction-related skills, said Cynthia Pardo, A1E External Affairs Manager. The program aims to equip Atimonanins with relevant skills and experience that can open them to more job opportunities, she added.
Aside from the provision of training, A1E also endorsed the scholars to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Atimonan for possible employment.
Atimonan PESO is working with Betonbau Phil., Inc. and Delta Earthmoving, Inc., contractors working for A1E, to provide job opportunities for the residents of Atimonan.