Don’t be surprised when a lady mechanic comes to your aid the next time your Yamaha motorcycle breaks down.
Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. (YMPH) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have signed a memorandum of agreement to empower women and out-of-school youth on motorcycle servicing at the recently inaugurated Motorcycle Training Center within TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City.
The motorcycle units, tools and equipment that will be used in the center will be provided by YMPH, and future graduates will be assisted for an opportunity to be hired as trainees in Yamaha service centers.
Graduates will receive National Certificate II after passing necessary assessments.
Though it is rare in Japan to see women servicing motorcycle engines, YMPH is open to the idea of giving Filipinas the opportunity to learn and earn a living as a Yamaha certified motorcycle mechanic.
“With the opening of this lab, we’re not just launching a top-notch facility, but we’re opening doors for Filipinas. We would like to give job opportunities to women. It’s also part of our CSR (corporate social responsibility). The main idea in this partnership is that we want to expand their capabilities,” said YMPH President Toru Osugi.