PNP, TESDA collaborate to enhance cops’ skills

October 7, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 827 views

PHILIPPINE National Police Chief General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Secretary Suharto T. Mangudadatu recently signed an agreement aimed a further enhancing the skills and capabilities of members of the police force with the help of the agency.

“This Memorandum of Agreement brings skills training and trainers’ development to the uniformed personnel of the PNP, and TESDA has tapped the service of the uniformed personnel to bring community-based training to far-flung areas, implementing skilled training for indigenous peoples, former rebels, other community members, and their families,” Sec. Mangudadatu said.

According to the TESDA Director General, the PNP has been sharing its resources, values, and other logistical facilities with the TESDA in its conduct of community-based skills training.

“As a result, our programs have been able to reach learners. TESDA is very grateful for the contributions of the PNP, and in return, our Agency has supported the comprehensive social benefit program of DILG and the DND in providing training for the beneficiaries of those uniformed personnel who have been killed in actions or killed in police operations,” he added.

Under the partnership, interested police personnel and their dependents may avail of free TESDA training on specialized skills. TESDA provides courses on welding works, masonry, automotive, driving, hotel, restaurant, culinary and food management, agricultural and fishery as well as health-related technical vocation education and training courses designed especially for those who want to work abroad.

Gen. Acorda expressed his gratitude to the TESDA chief for his steadfast support of the national police force.

The top cop also recognized the dedication of PNP personnel and their contributions to maintaining law and order in the nation.

“Your unwavering dedication to upholding the law and ensuring the safety and security of our nation is truly inspiring. Your accomplishments serve as a beacon of inspiration, urging us all to strive for excellence in our service,” Gen. Acorda said.