The TESDA-PILMICO Innovation Center with a brand name “Wooden Spoon” was officially launched at Building No. 4, TESDA Complex, Taguig City on August 24, 2018. It is a dedicated facility to promote the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among the TESDA trainees and graduates.

The setting-up of the Innovation Center was drawn from the creativity and inspiration to set-up an authentic learning venue for the TESDA Women’s Center (TWC) trainees and graduates of Baking and Pastry Production NC II. A newly refurbished building was turned into an Innovation Center by the TWC in partnership with Aboitiz/Pilmico.

The highlight of the program launch was the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the TESDA Director General Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong and the First Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Aboitiz/Pilmico, Maribeth Marasigan. The formal turn-over of baking equipment and tools by Aboitiz/Pilmico to TESDA was witnessed by the guests and officials from both organizations. The TWC Chief, Maria Clara Ignacio presented the overview of the partnership program. The event was hosted by William Michael Del Rosario, Guidance Counsellor, and Joenna Tabu, GAD/ Empowerment Trainer.