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The Cordillera Skills Development Center started its operation on March 5, 1998 with only 6 staff composed of a 1 registrar, 4 trainers and 1 industry coordinator. Regional Director Hiliario P. Martinez spearheaded the operation of the training center and named it Regional Skills Development Center. In October 2001, Regional Director Teodoro S. Sanico, through the Regional Directorate meeting facilitated the naming of Regional Training Center to Cordillera Skills Development Center (CSDC) since training center is located in the Cordillera Administrative Region. In August 1999, a regular plantilla position for staff complement was approved. The course offerings were on Basic Skills Training such as Machine Shop, Electrical Trade, Automotive and Welding Trade.

The center is strategically situated and was built within the lot of Baguio City Export Processing zone under the Deed of Usufruct. At an early stage of its development, it pursued its mandate through building alliance with institutional partners particularly companies within the Export Processing Zone. The partnership approach had been adapted to tailor-fit their skills requirements through a simulated work environment in the training center. One of the active industry partners of the training center within the Export Processing Zone is MOOG Controls Corporation. MOOG donated machines such as 2 CNC Machines, other training equipment, supplies and materials, trainors and opening its door for the in-plant training of trainees. Likewise, the City Government of Baguio from the Memorandum of Agreement signed last March, 1999, provided training subsidy for the training center in the amount of 390,000.00 per year for five (5) which will end this year.

To date there are eight personnel manning the training center including the Training Center Administrator. The training center is strategically located within the Export Processing Zone with 14 enterprises, neighboring mining companies, small and medium enterprises and tourism related establishments. There are about more or less 40 active partners of CSDC from the local government unit, different establishments, associations, professional groups, government organizations, non-government organizations and private individual. The center starts shifting its program offerings this year from basic and skills upgrading courses into Competency-Based Training Delivery.