Six-month training at Tesda
By Graham Lou Pastoriza, CITE Student Trainee
It is important for a company like Cadsourcing to make sure that its team members are equipped with the needed skill set to efficiently and excellently execute tasks assigned to them. With this in mind, we underwent a six-month training program at Tesda (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) in Cebu City.
During the entire duration of the program, we, trainees, learned a lot—from the discussions to the hands-on activities. During our first month, we had our basic AutoCAD session. AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design and drafting software application. The Instructor thought us on how to properly use AutoCAD. He also taught us on how to use shortcuts and more about aliases. We were then assigned some activities to work on, as we were expected to apply all that we’ve learned during the discussions and training sessions.
On the second month of our training, we experienced how it was to be like an architect for ourselves. During the discussions on architecture, we enjoyed the several exercises given by our instructor, Sir Ryan Obligado. In his classes, we learned more about how to make floor plans. He also tasked us to design our own dream houses, which everybody had fun doing.
For the next two months, we encountered, what we felt like, was the hardest part of the training. It was handled by the Telecom Department, headed by Sir Karl Matas. The training aimed to enhance our analytical thinking, and that month definitely gave us severe headaches. Fortunately, after a couple of weeks, we finally got the hang of it; we went through the activities and executed without any pressure at all.
In our last month of training, we had a discussion on surveying that was handled by Sir Dan Dumdum. He taught us on how to measure lots or boundaries. He also gave us an exam to measure our capabilities as trainees. By the end of the training program, we definitely came out of the place more knowledgeable about our craft; and more confident, even when it comes to accomplishing some of the program’s exercises on our own.
We are definitely thankful for the experience, and grateful that we had successfully completed our six-month training.