Welding Training Program
The 2007 Accomplishment Report of Skills Training Center Director and City Councilor Edwin Piano forwarded to the Mayor's Office says several trainees have already completed various stages of training, as follows: 4,051 trainees on the Shipbuilding Orientation; 2,154 trainees on the Career Workshop Seminar; 312 trainees on the Flux Cord Arch Welding Seminar, 115 trainees on the Basic Computer Literacy; and 107 trainees on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Level II.
The report also states that a number of trainees are now employed: 2,154 at Hanjin Shipbuilding; 103 at the Hanjin Construction; 240 at the different companies in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) and 200 are now outside the Philippines.
Recently, 200 trainees passed the screening and initial interview for job opportunities in Australia.
Meanwhile, Gordon College (GC) President Dr. Arlida Pame, in the Literacy Program of the City Public Library at the Bureau of Jail and Management and Penology (BJMP) encouraged inmates to avail of the GC's free welding training.
Mayor Gordon enticed the inmates to inform their family members and relatives regarding the said training, "Ipaalam ninyo sa inyong mga asawa, anak at kapatid na tumungo sa City Hall at magpatala sa welding training upang sa gayo'y makatulong sa pamilya kapag natanggap na sa trabaho," wika ni Mayor Gordon.
The Skills Training Program of the City Government is accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). It provides a free yet high quality educational training and even behavioral, physical mental and emotional capabilities to the trainees.