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Good news for graduates / workers on mechanical technology !

In response to the issue on “brain drain” of CNC machinists that has negatively impacted on the metals and engineering industries, the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is implementing the DOST-GIA project entitled  “Human Resource Intervention for Sustainable Growth and Competitiveness of the M&E Sector: Development and Implementation of Appropriate Training Curriculum Design for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Tool Programming and Operations”. The project is targeting 800 recipients nationwide.

To qualify, the applicants must be either a Vocational Technology graduate (Mechanical Technology or related course) or College Level (at least second year level) and preferably, must have basic knowledge in conventional machining (turning or milling and basic computer operation.

The 52-day training program is segmented into three parts: Part 1- Basic and Common Competencies; Part 2 -  Core Competency; and Part 3 - Industry Immersion.   The training venue will be at the MIRDC Compound, Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City or at the facilities ofPartner Support Organizations (PSOs).

For unemployed participants, the training is provided for free, plus a daily allowance of Php 300.00 will be given to help defray their cost of living while attending the training.  As for employed participants, a minimal training fee of Php 10,000.00 will be charged.

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following requirements to the DOST-IX : 1) Accomplished Personal Information Sheet (Forms are available at the DOST  IX  Offices); 2) Transcript of Records3) Diploma / Certication4) Barangay Clearance; 5) Community Tax Certificate;6) Physically Fit (Medical Certificate required) and 7) Recent photo (Passport size).  Participants need to sign a 3 years Service Contract in the Philippines after the training.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact MIRDC at tel. nos. (062) 837-0431 to 38 locals 465 or 467, or email atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(DOST-IX Press Release)

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Department of Science and Technology
Regional Office No. IX
Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City
Tel.: (062) 991-1024
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