Empowering the Youth Through Welding Skills Training

Program: Special Projects

30 out-of-school youth Batangueños from the four towns of Batangas, namely Nasugbu, Lian, Tuy, Calatagan (Vicariate 1) are lucky recipients of a free skills training on Welding course (Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II) at Enrique Zobel Technical Center (ENZOTECH) under the Galing Batangueño Vocational Training Program of Pondong Batangan Community Foundation (PBCFI). To date, all the scholars are halfway of their training and are determined to finish the 10-week course or 418 hours. During the first 8 weeks, the trainees have learned proper use of hand tools such as the electric grinding, welding signs and symbols, drawing and sketches, how to perform industry calculations, preparing welding materials, set up the equipment, fit up materials and repair, among others. It is hope that the 30 scholars can hurdle the remaining training weeks and the placement period after going through the Enzotech’s basic and advanced welding competencies.