Apart from selling vehicles, Isuzu Motor Ltd. also gives back to the community. Through its local distributor Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), and in partnership with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and World Vision Philippines, the Japanese automaker recently presented its latest batch of 18 service technician graduates who completed their National Competency Certificate program.

The fresh graduates completed NC1 to NC4 training, NC4 being the highest level of certification in the country. The four-level technical training course is a two year program supported by the Isuzu-TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Center. After completing the course, each scholar will receive a National Certificate (NC) allowing them to be more competitive as in the auto mechanic industry.

“We are beyond words of what we are now seeing to all the deserving new batch of scholars of Isuzu-TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Centers in Tacloban. As we all know that Tacloban has been devastated by the Typhoon Yolanda in Central Philippine island in 2013. This is the best time to tell the public that there is indeed a new hope, especially for the underprivileged yet deserving students,” said Yoshinori Ida, Senior Counselor of Isuzu Motors Ltd.

Present during the 13th graduation ceremony of Isuzu-TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Centers were family and friends of students, IPC Excutives, and Yoshinori Ida. Non-graduating students also showed off their skills during the day of recognition.

Out of the all the graduates, The outstanding top trainees were Jhon Kim Bobares, who was cited with honorable mention. Named as batch salutatorian was Deolito Galono; Joeminel Cutcharo was the batch valedictorian.

A grand alumni home coming will also be held from August 18 to 20 by IPC to commemorate the hard work by all the graduates students from past to present. Aside from the reunion party, the first day of the program will be a community outreach.