The certification from the CPD Council of Mining Engineering was granted on July 3 at the PRC Caraga Office in Butuan City and was received by Engr. Artemio E. Valeroso, TMC AVP-Resident Mine Manager, and Richel Macatual, TMC Training Section Head and TMC-PRC Focal Person.
“With this development, TMC can hold training for its employees and have these trainings creditable for CPD units as long as we file a request to the PRC within 30 working days before the conduct of the trainings,” shared Macatual.
Macatual added that employees do not need to travel far and spend much because subject matter experts, along with third party resource speakers, can fulfill the role of training facilitators.
In 2021, TMC’s in-house Training and Assessment Center was certified by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority as Accredited Competency Assessment Center for Heavy Equipment Operation (Rigid On-Highway Dump Truck and Hydraulic Excavator) NC II.
In 2022, TMC earned four (4) additional approved qualifications for Heavy Equipment Operation (Wheel Loader NC II, Road Roller NC II, Motor Grader NC II, and Articulated Off-Highway Dump Truck NC II).
In June 2023, seven (7) TMC employees passed the National Assessment for Trainer's Methodology Assessment - Conducting Competency Assessment (TM1-COC2 Assessors Course) accrediting them as assessors for the following areas: 1) auto servicing and overhauling, 2) hydraulic excavator operation, 3) wheel loader operation, 4) light vehicle driving, and 5) computer systems servicing.
Taganito Mining Corporation is a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation operating in Claver, Surigao del Norte.