Wanted: 7,000 workers for Northern Mindanao’s booming construction business
At least 7,000 construction workers are needed in Northern Mindanao due to the region’s booming economy.
Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Guiling Mamondiong revealed the region’s labor requirement during the launch of the Regional Training Center for Construction in Libertad town, Misamis Oriental on Friday.
Courses to be offered by the training center include construction painting, plumbing, tile setting, carpentry, masonry, electrical installation, and maintenance and shielded metal arc welding.
Students, who complete each of the course, will obtain the National Certification (NC) II qualifications, Mamondiong said.
Joel Ortiz, president of the Association of Construction and Informal Workers, welcomed the establishment of the center, pointing out that many construction workers in Region 10 do not have the necessary qualifications.
“From steel man to laborer and mason, many are interested to work on these areas but only a few are qualified,” Ortiz said.
Ortiz investors were looking for quality construction workers whose performance must be at par with their counterparts abroad.
Ortiz said the creation of a training center dedicated for construction would boost the construction sector in the region.
The training center was established through the cooperation of the local government of Libertad, Tesda-10, Cagayan de Oro Bugo School of Arts and Trade (Cobsat) and trainers belonging to the construction and metals and engineering sectors. (PNA/Mark Francisco)