Sunday, November 2, 2008

TESDA offers new curriculum on aircraft structure repair

MANILA, Nov. 1 — Starting next year, the Technical Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will offer a new course on aircraft structure repair which is highly in demand in the aviation industry all over the world today.
“I’m excited,” TESDA Director General Agusto L. Syjuco Jr. said after he met on Thursday Jesus R. Lim and Arturo de Jesus, assistant vice president for training, assistant vice president for services, respectively, of Aerotechnik Services, Inc., a wholly-owned Filipino company focusing on aviation. Rolando B. Goco is the president of the firm.
Syjuco said the new curriculum will enable TESDA to maintain its cutting-edge in skills training for Filipinos in aircraft maintenance.
Engr. Jimmy Itao, chairman of the Mechatronics Robotics Society of the Philippines (MRSP) which is assisting TESDA in skills training, said aircraft maintenance mechanics receive fat salaries here and abroad.
TESDA has tapped Aerotechnik Services to conduct the course, including hands-on training for students enrolled in the new curriculum.
Lim’s credentials include 25 years as top caliber aircraft structure technician of Saudi Arabian Airlines and seven years with Philippine Airlines (PAL), while de Jesus worked in various airline companies in the world, including Saudi Arabian Airlines, PAL, Milcom Aviation and Aerospec Aviation both in Singapore and Saudi Arabia and Emirate Airlines as structure mechanic.
TESDA National Capital Region Director Antonio del Rosario also welcomed the new curriculum since TESDA is pursuing high-end technology courses needed in support of the industries.
Del Rosario is also the manager of a co-management partnership with private associations in TESDA.
It was during the Ramos administration that TESDA started to get full funding for the acquisition of modern equipment and continued by the Arroyo government.
On the other hand, Syjuco said students will not be groping in the dark during their study because they will undergo hands-on training of a real jetliner being made as a model that will be brought to the vast TESDA compound in Taguig City, Metro Manila.
Syjuco also said that TESDA has acquired new facilities for students taking the aircraft structure course.
Students will be trained in the repair of all types of aircraft, particularly commercial planes such as the B747, L-1011, B-777, B-737, MD-90, MD-11, Airbus-300 and Airbus-330.
According to Lim, the new graduates of the course will form the nucleus of an all-Filipino aircraft structural mechanics capable of overhauling any type of aircraft.
“There will be no need anymore for Filipino airlines to send their planes for repair abroad as we will do the job here conserving our foreign currency,” Lim said.
He said Filipino aircraft mechanics are among the best in the world.
The average time frame for an aircraft to be overhauled is 60 days. The overhaul will include checking of any corrosion or cracks of the plane’s structure.
“After the overhaul, the aircraft is as good as new,” Lim said.
The “hangar” to be constructed at the TESDA Taguig compound is now undergoing face-lifting and renovation to accommodate the facilities for the aircraft structure repair course. (PNA)

13 comments:

  1. manriquezwilson@yahoo.comMay 6, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    SIR ILANG TAON BA ANG TRAINING NITO..AT HOW MUCH ANG GAGASTUSIN NMIN D2? MALIIT LANG KC ANG KINIKITA KO,,,BAKA HINDI SAPAT SA TRAINING NA ETO...SALAMAT PO...SANA MAG REPLY KAU SA AKIN..manriquezwilson@yahoo.com...yun po ang E-mail add ko...thanksss

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  2. dir kelan po mgsstart ang training program na ito?
    may bayad po ba ito?
    salamat

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  3. sir/madam

    from quezon palawan po, gud morning to all gusto ko lang pong makuha ang s.o # quh dahil matagal na un, wala parin kaming dploma. nagraduate po aqu dito sa SPTI. JUST SEND MY EMAIL vnufal@yahoo.com

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  4. mgkanu po kaya sir ang magagastos sa training at ilan months po kaya un?at san po ang training sir?
    kingdemz30@yahoo.com

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  5. saan po kaya pwedeng mag-inquire about sa course, i am very much interested.

    thank you.

    mykaj16@yahoo.com

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  6. Hi, I wish to send my nephew to acquire this skills in aircraft mechanic.

    I have a few questions though:
    1. How much to get into the program and is there any other fees like tools & equipment that the student will have to consider?
    2. Is there an entry requirement to get into this course?
    3. How long for to finish and acquire a certificate. Is there an exam at the end of the program to get the certificate?
    4. Is there any other TESDA school branch that offers this type of program like in Cabanatuan City Nueva Ecija, Subic Clark?
    5. After acquiring the course and obtained a certificate what sort of assistance do you extend to students to get overseas employment?

    Thank you and I appreciate your taking sometime to reply on my questions. Please emial me at tfame@y7mail.com

    Regards,
    Fatima

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  7. sir, anu po ba ang mga requirements at ilang months ang training at magkano ang babayaran... thanks... marbeth_adaza@yahoo.com

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  8. Sir Lim, You are doing an excellent job for our kababayan. I am A/Structures working for Boeing.
    I think you were featured in one of the ABS-CBN talk show. My only concern was pls look into safety as well when you're conducting training. Safety glasses when drilling! We only have one set of eyes. Otherwise great job Sir.

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  9. good day.

    magkano po magagastos sa course na to and ano-ano po requirements?
    sobrang imterested po kasi ako..

    paki email po dehell03@yahoo.com
    salamat..

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  10. sir lim, inquire lang po aq, kc ni refer kau ng ilang kaibigan qng mekaniko d2 sa saudia, sa saudia airlines po aq now, sa AMPSAC, gusto q din po mag enroll jan pag ka bakasyon q, pki email nlang din po aq, nefgalang@yahoo.com.. tnx nd best regards

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  11. this course was useless! we finished the course but "NO" help from TESDA esp. from ASI to assist us for emplOyment. in simple word "PAPOGI" puro salita wala naman mapapala. nga pala nasa pilipinas tayo, government project 'to kaya PERA-PERA lang... if you guys really wants to help, lend hands from the heart. not lend hands from your pocket. just remember the line of this song ~GOD IS WATCHING US!~

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  12. sir more info po.. pls email me, jhom_ranera@yahoo.com..

    a. how long it takes?
    b. fees?
    c. requirements?
    d. location and contact number

    ty..

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  13. Hello, I want to know how to apply to this training yu are offering, please send me your anser thruogh my email address.I appreciate your effort to this appropriate course you are offering, surely It will help our fellow Filipinos.

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