Davao Light held a graduation ceremony last November in Brgy. Malabog, Paquibato District in Davao City for 18 electricians who completed and passed their 10-day skills training program.
The group are beneficiaries of Davao Light’s Project B.E.S.T. or Basic Electrician Skills Training, which is carried out in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, TESDA Davao City/Sur Office, and the 2nd District Congressional Office.
After completing and passing the training, the graduates will receive their National Certificate II (NC-II) in electrical installation and maintenance and will become full-fledged electricians.
Davao Light’s Project B.E.S.T. program came from the idea of training new skilled electricians in far-flung areas within its franchise. This way, those applying for a new electric service will no longer need to travel far to Davao City proper to look for an accredited electrician while residents have the opportunity to earn extra income by becoming B.E.S.T. certified.
“The demand for electricians in our franchise is growing even in the rural areas — hence, the birth of Project B.E.S.T.,â€ shared Davao Light’s Community Relations Manager Fermin Edillon. “We are also grateful of the partnership we have with TESDA and the support we got from Congressman Mylene Garcia in this program. We hope to see a lot more graduates from this endeavor.â€