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Agusan mine firm offers skills training for displaced workers

After its abrupt decision to temporarily suspend operations, SR Metals, Inc., a mining firm based in Tubay, Agusan del Norte just announces to continue to implement its free skills training programs to marginalized individuals.

Just today (February 5), in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), it has launched its first batch of service vehicle driving NC II training with 35 individuals sourced out from the barangays within the municipality.

“We planned to start conducting this training in the early months of this quarter 2018 to at least cater those Tubaynons who were affected by the temporary suspension and are interested to participate in”, Jacquelou Modar, Comrel Manager said.

She added that the company has planned to at least train 150 individuals this year for Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, and Automotive Servicing NC II among others.

It can be recalled that SRMI has been a recipient of the National Kabalikat Award in 2017 conferred by TESDA to recognize its effort in implementing its free skills trainings which have led to economic growth among communities.

SRMI had already more than a thousand individuals trained in different skills (NC II courses) under its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

It can be recalled that only SRMI among industries in the Philippines has been awarded by TESDA its National Kabalikat Award to recognize SRMI’s effort in giving free skills trainings which have led to economic growth among communities. By JD

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