TESDA, Angkas launch motorcycle driving training program
This program will be initially implemented in TESDA-NCR to cater to the increasing number of motorcycle riders in Metro Manila. The pilot batch of 25 trainees is set to start their training before the end of April this year.
Secretary Lapeña noted that the motorcycle has become a preferred mode of transportation in the country, not only for its affordability but also because of the ease with which motorcycles can traverse congested urban traffic.
With this, Secretary Lapeña encouraged interested learners to enroll to the basic motorcycle training program.
“I would like to encourage our kababayans, especially those who are planning to work as motorcycle drivers, to avail this training. This is your opportunity to experience quality motorcycle training from TESDA and Angkas,” the TESDA Chief said.
Lapeña added that TESDA’s collaboration with Angkas aims for a well-designed basic motorcycle training program for Filipino riders.
Meanwhile, Royeca shared that Angkas’ partnership with TESDA to create a motorcycle training program is part of their continued commitment to road safety. He said that their partnering with experts and the government to ensure the proper training of motorcycle riders is vital to their goals.
“I am confident that through this program, we can empower 18 million motorcycle owners and more to help rebuild our economy,” Royeca said, adding that motorcycle taxi pilots have created a new breed of professionals.
Angkas, the most popular motorcycle ride-hailing in the country, already has around 27,000 accredited riders and over four million app downloads since its establishment in 2016. (TESDA)