ABOITIZ Construction, Inc. said it has entered into a partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to assist the agency with the refurbishment of its facilities and the establishment of innovation centers.
In a statement on Wednesday, Aboitiz Construction said it agreed in a memorandum of agreement to assist in refurbishing TESDA Technology Institutions, as well as the development of its innovation centers.
“As we forge this partnership, let us not lose sight of the bigger picture. We are not just signing an agreement; we are setting in motion a process that will create a skilled, empowered, and jobready workforce,” Raizza Lorenzo-Manuel, senior vice-president of Aboitiz Construction for People and Corporate Shared Services, said in the statement.
The company said the collaboration is expected to enhance the quality of technical education and skills development in the field of construction.
“This collaboration also aligns with the government’s commitment to promoting public-private partnerships as a means to foster development and progress,” Ms. Lorenzo-Manuel said.
Aboitiz Construction said it started collaborating with TESDA in 2022 for its training centers in Batangas, Cebu, and Bukidnon, where it focused on the upskilling of construction workers.
“To secure sustainable growth and expansion, Aboitiz Construction has strategically directed its efforts towards key projects in the industrial, infrastructure, and maintenance services sectors,” the company said. — Ashley Erika O. Jose