"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"
The Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) is still accepting applicants for the Training Program on CNC Machine Tool Programming and Operations. The training program is the parallel move of the Department of Science and Technology to the Memorandum Circular No. 02, Series of 2012, issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) declaring the CNC machinist skill as a mission critical skill (MCS).
With this initiative, the brain drain of CNC skilled workers will be addressed. The current brain drain is a result of CNC machinists, programmers, and operators leaving the country for work abroad.
The DOST, through the MIRDC, launched and implemented the project entitled, “Human Resource Intervention for Sustainable Growth and Competitiveness of the Metals and Engineering Sector: Development and Implementation of Appropriate Training Curriculum Design for CNC Machine Tool Programming and Operations.” The project aims to produce 800 trainee-graduates who will fill up the industry’s need for skilled CNC workers.
Upon its implementation in late 2012, the CNC Training Program has been conducted in various selected regions of the country. The project’s progress is summarized in the lists below.
a. List of graduates and on-going batches (20 pax per batch) in different regions
b. List of Partner Support Organizations (PSOs)
1. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Training Centers
o CAR (Baguio)
2. Western Visayas College of Science and Technology
c. List of Sponsoring Firms (Industry Immersion)
1. Parts Phils.
The training program will run until December 2014. The MIRDC is accepting applicants for training to fill in the needed number of graduates as an answer to the M&E industries’ workforce requirements.
- High School graduates with machining course from TESDA or TESDA-accredited training institutions;
Training is free for unemployed participants. A daily stipend of P300.00 will be provided to unemployed trainees for the entire duration of the CNC Training Program.