For the second year in a row, the Kananga EDC Institute of Technology (KEITECH), the technical vocational school established by geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the municipal government of Kananga, Leyte, received the Kabalikat Award for being the best among TESDA’s institutional partners in Region 8.
TESDA cited KEITECH, which offers training programs in construction, tourism, and health and other services, for its exemplary contribution in the advancement of technical-vocational education and training in the country.
KEITECH has so far produced 530 graduates since 2009, 92% of whom are already employed here and abroad. It has also consistently maintained a 100% assessment rate in TESDA’s National Certification.
Photo shows from left to right: Irene Isaac, TESDA Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning; Erwin Magallanes, EDC-Leyte Corporate Social Responsibility Manager; Dr. Emiliano Saceda, KEITECH Administrator; Reydeluz Conferido, DOLE Undersecretary for Employment Facilitation and Manpower Development Cluster; and Atty. Teodoro Pascua, TESDA Deputy Director General.
The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is a pioneer in generating 100% clean, renewable, and reliable power as an electricity supplier in the Philippines for over 40 years. With power plants all over Visayas and Mindanao, the company is one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in Asia and is expanding its reach in the international market, allowing it to offer customers affordable energy rates. EDC also strives to provide the best customer service it can to all its clients by having helpful salespeople and easy to understand contracts. Because of all of this, it is poised to become the premier supplier of electricity for the Philippines’ Green Energy Option Program. EDC takes its mission as a renewable energy provider seriously and goes beyond sustainability by investing in programs that enhance the environment and empower its partner communities, thereby fostering regenerative development. The company has also been working toward being carbon-neutral by improving its energy efficiency, as well as implementing various greening projects to ensure that its mission to provide future generations with a better life remains intact.