ORMOC CITY- At least 91 individuals recently finished their training at the Kananga-EDC Institute of Technology (KIETECH), a technical vocational school based in the town of Kananga, Leyte. The trainees started their training last May and finished the institution’s shorter curriculum for electrical, installation and maintenance, carpentry and plumbing that are expected to find jobs and answer the dire need for skilled workers in the province and even abroad. It expected that the new trainees could help fill in the gap the reconstruction requirements of the province’s rebuilding program after it was pummeled by supertyphoon Yolanda eight months ago.

“We are set to produce 1,000 trained workers in two years ready for employment with various local contractors in rebuilding the devastated areas in the province. As we did with previous graduates, we will facilitate their employment through KEITECH’s placement office,” KIETECH president Paul Aquino said. Its regular program will resume in 2016.

KEITECH has seemingly achieved its goal of becoming a world-class technological-vocational training center based on its success of bridging employment locally and abroad to its 488 or roughly 92-percent of its 530 graduates since 2009 to present. It is a tripartite project of Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the municipality of Kananga and TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority).