The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), represented by Resident Representative Kim Jinoh and Secretary Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, respectively, today signed the agreement for the Phase II Project of Upgrading and Enhancement of Training Programs of the Regional Training Center – Korea Philippines Vocational Training Center (KPVTC) in Davao City.
The RTC-KPVTC Davao, a well-known TESDA managed vocational training center, will be establishing an integrated training provision to respond to the agri-mechanization thrust and manpower requirements of Davao and Mindanao Region promoting a value proposition of KORPHIL -- Key Organizational Response for the achievement of Productive and Healthy Industries and Liberating employment.
Korea will provide a US $3,000,000 grant to fund the renovation of existing center facilities and construction of a new building, to include (2) two incubation centers, a multi-purpose hall and a Korean Language center. The grant will also cover the provision of equipment, training of Filipino officials and staff in Korea, and dispatch of Korean experts for the transfer of operational skills at the Center.
“The Phase II Project of KorPhil Vocational Training Center that will rise is Korea’s way of continuously helping replicate our success in socio-economic development in the Philippines,” said KOICA Resident Representative Kim Jinoh during the ceremony held at the TESDA Office in Taguig City on July 10.
The project will be implemented from 2012-2014.