Isuzu Motors was recognized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as a Kabalikat awardee for its contributions to technical skills education.
Isuzu received the Kabalikat awardee for the industry category both in the regional and national level for establishing the Isuzu Auto Mechanic Training Center in Tacloban City. This serves as a social-responsibility project of Isuzu as the center was conceived to benefit underprivileged out-of-school youth by teaching them technical skills needed to become competent automotive mechanics.
"These awards prove that Isuzu truly cares for the youth of this country. We are proud to be playing an important role in the lives of these talented young people. Our greatest reward is knowing that they will one day become useful members of our very own industry. That is the real award that we are looking forward to," Isuzu Motors chairman Yoshinori Ida said.
TESDA's Kabalikat Awards are conferred annually to the organizations that have strived to help the agency's cause. The winners are then determined in three categories--institution, local government and industry--in every region where an overall or national awardee per category is chosen.
In the photo: Accepting the award on behalf of Isuzu Motors Limited was Mitsuyoshi Suzuki (center), former school director of the Isuzu Technical High School in Japan. Suzuki currently serves as a consultant of the auto mechanic training center. Present during the awarding ceremonies were Department of Labor and Employment Undersecretary Romeo Lagman (left) and TESDA Deputy Director-General for Sectoral TVET Milagros Dawa-Hernandez.