ORMOC CITY-Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Director Cleta Omega said that the new and well-trained skilled workers who graduated at the Keitech (Kananga-EDC (Energy Development Corp.) will help augment the region’s current work force. Omega said that she was scheduled to meet the contractors in the region and introduce the 105 new skilled workers that were trained by Keitech. She announced this during Keitech recent foundation’s commencement exercise involving the 105 graduates who finished a two-month skills training. The skills training is an extension program designed for Electrical and Installation Maintenance (EIM), Plumbing and Carpentry with National Certificate II offered by EDC as part of its corporate social responsibility extension program to poor but deserving students of no age limit among residents in Leyte’s 4th district. Foundation president Paul Aquino said they temporarily suspended their regular program that started in 2009 to focus its target of responding in the demand of skilled workers for Leyte rehabilitation program devastated by super typhoon “Yolanda”.  It is set to produce 1,000 highly trained workers until 2016 under its extension program. Aquino stressed the 11-month regular program for metals and engineering that was temporarily deferred after the typhoon due to the absence of electricity will continue this month but the shorter program continues. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)