Dualtech Center

Dualtech Center, a project of Dualtech Training Center Foundation, Inc. (DTCFI), is a not-for-profit technical-vocational school preparing young people for employment in industrial firms. Through the Dual Training System, the school collaborates with several business entities to impart relevant skills and values to high school graduates.

The school welcomes individuals and groups who wish to contribute to poverty alleviation through technical skills training. We are the pioneer institution in applying the dual training system in the Philippines.



For more information, See the About Us page.

Thanksgiving Concert for the 25th Year of Dualtech in Canlubang

concert-2016WCOPA singers and Dualtech staff performed In the Thanksgiving Concert for the 25th year of Dualtech Center in Canlubang, Calamba City

Dualtech staff and friends were serenaded in the evening of July 2  with  beautiful music rendered by talented singers. This was a thanksgiving concert for the  25th  year of presence of Dualtech Center in Canlubang.

Mr. Arnolfo Morfe, Dualtech President, welcomed the guests and friends who graced the event.

The concert was also a send-off  for Mr. Kevin Hermogenes who will fly to the USA to  compete in the WCOPA (World Championship of Performing Arts) on July 08. Another competitor, Sheena Palad, lent support, together with their equally gifted friends from National University,  Claire Guro, Venjie Quebral, Jayvee Real and Charles Te. The night showcased Filipino talents.

Paulo Martinez: A Journey of an Alumnus

Paolo-Martinez"Work on your craft Everyday, Study and Master it... Be Passionate and Consistent! Be humble, be hungry and always be the hardworking person in the room."

On my way
My name is Paulo Martinez from Sto. Tomas, Batangas, my father was a driver and a farmer while my mother is a beautician. We are six in our family, I am second to the eldest. At a young age I was helping my father do the farming and doing part time jobs during weekends. In spite of difficulties in life, my  parents still sent us to school and pushed us to study hard. I never saw my parents stopping or getting tired doing multiple jobs just to have extra income. Since we're a big family everything was still not enough. Also my brothers and sisters were very sickly. Our family situation motivated me to work harder on my studies and help my family. At the age 10, I worked as gardener, baby sitter, while selling artworks and personalized drawings on the side. In high school I worked as Student Assistant and helper in our Parish and Convent. Since I have some skills in Arts I was able to work in a printing shop doing silk screen printing, diploma lamination, styro design and cutting. Yet life was tough and I almost stopped schooling. My teacher and the nuns helped me find some sponsor for me to finish high school.

Empowered Through Effective Communication

“. . .a good communicator gives you power, gain voice and become empowered”

Comm-skills-2016A workshop in communication skills for Dualtech Alumni was held in Dualtech Center on June 25, 2016. It was facilitated by Prof. Robert DV “Bobbet” Revilla. He is a Development Communicator and Head of Research and Development at Colegio De San Juan De Letran, Calamba. In the beginning of the session Prof. Bobbet discussed the guidelines of writing effectively, speaking well and nurturing both skills continously.

Helping the poor through education that hones skills, forms values

Educating the poor can certainly alleviate poverty in the country, especially if it equips them with the know-how and skills needed by companies.

Public high school graduates who cannot go to college because they lack the resources might want to study at Dualtech Training Center. Dualtech offers a six-month course in electromechanics technology to high school graduates and out-of-school youth. After which, they are given an 18-month on-the-job training in companies, during which they already receive an allowance. After the OJT, they are hired.

Tougher in Life

mlopez“These experiences made us true scholars. Experiences that taught us to be patient, to stand on our own, to be more responsible in making decisions, and to be closer to God. These two years made us tougher in life not only mentally but also spiritually...” -- Mark Anthony R. Lopez, Gold Merit Awardee | Trained at Franke Foodservice System Philippines, Inc.; Employed at Sasonbi, Inc.

TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority)

T-PascuaWe are now entering our 34th year as an institution, and we shall have six graduations this year as programmed. We estimated that we shall have about 600 graduates in total by the end of the year. This being the 1st Graduation we thought to anchor it by having with us the leadership of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. We are fortunate that we have the Deputy Director General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, he, prior to be in TESDA, chair the board of Trustees Wesleyan University in Cabanatuan, and he took a leave as partner of a Law firm that he formed with a couple of colleagues, therefore he rendered full time to us. He graduated from The University of the Philippines in Diliman in the Law School and had a bachelor's Degree in Political Science in the same University. I had a conversation with him last week and, what I felt was that he would be prouder to be distinguished as a good husband and a good father to his kids. And because he quoted for 3 times the words “Seek here first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you”, I perceive that he is striving to be a good son to our good Lord. Ladies and Gentlemen let us welcome Atty. Ted Pascua.

Work Hard in Silence

mr-dyDualtech made me believe in “working hard in silence, letting your success be your noise” -- Antonio Dy | A55, Batch 1998 | Information Technology Manager, NAESS Shipping Philippines, Inc. | IT Consultant

It was an unfortunate life in the beginning. I never learned what it meant to be a kid. My mother and sister both worked as laundrywomen, and it was not enough. It also became my routine to study in the morning and to work on the remaining hours. I helped my mother to sell eggs, banana-que, peanuts, and vegetables for our daily needs. It was my desire to have a better life.

Hanns Seidel Foundation

p-schaferSkilled Workers: Backbone of the Society

Skilled workers like you are the backbone of the German industry and economy – which is one of the best in the world.  You are now armed and ready to pursue the next step: use what you have learned, work towards your goals, contribute  to your families, your communities, the society… to the common good.  YOU are the backbone of the society. -- Mr. Paul G. Schäfer | Resident Representative, Hanns Seidel Foundation/Germany