NAMRIA conducts GIS Operations seminar for KSA trainers
By: Jeff Aguillon

NAMRIA, in cooperation with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), welcomed ten trainers from the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The TVTC trainers participated in the Geographic Information System (GIS) Operations seminar and underwent 60 hours of training at the NAMRIA Geomatics Training Center (GTC) on 05-16 October 2015. Ms. Mary Jane R. Montemor of the Mapping and Geodesy Branch (MGB) served as the resource person with Mr. Edgar R. Roldan and Mr. Erwin M. Gofredo, both also of MGB, as technical assistants.

The GIS Operations seminar participants along with (starting third from left) Mr. Roldan, Mr. Gofredo, and Ms. Montemor of MGB.

In 2005, TESDA signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training (GOTEVOT) now referred to as the TVTC, for cooperation in the Field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). TESDA, recognizing the expertise of NAMRIA in the field of GIS, decided to tap the agency’s resources and provide the necessary training in GIS to the participants. Geospatial Information System Management Branch (GISMB) Director John Santiago F. Fabic welcomed the participants during the opening program and gave a brief background about the agency, citing, among others, the seminar as the first undertaking between TESDA and NAMRIA in the field of GIS.

GISMB Director Fabic welcomes the participants of the GIS Operations Seminar

The closing ceremony for the TVTC trainers was held at the TESDA Women’s Center on 16 October 2015. NAMRIA was awarded a certificate of appreciation for its invaluable support and contribution for the conduct of the seminar.

GISMB Director Fabic welcomes the participants of the GIS Operations Seminar


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