1. What are the courses offered?
Only the EM (Electromechanics Technology) Course is offered.
It can be any of 3 schemes:
- Electromechanics 6-18 (consisting of 6 months in-school training and 18 months in-plant training)
- Electromechanics 12-12 (consisting of 12 months in-school training and 12 months in-plant training)
- Electromechanics 6-6/12 or EMpowerOne Program or EM One for short (which consists of 6 months in-school, 6 months of in-plant training, after which trainees are already hired and mentoring follow-up for 6-12 months)
2. How can a company or plant participate in your technical training under the Dual Training System?
Our technical people can visit your plant and jointly evaluate with your team the requirements of the course.
3. What modules do the trainees complete before they are sent to the companies?
The Basic Skills Training Program (BSTP) in Electromechanics Technology course. BSTP is a 6-12 months intensive (8 hours/day including the tutorials and 5days/week) school-based training providing the theoretical and practical foundations in electrical, electronics, mechanical trades as well as proper work values and attitude.
4. What can students do after their first 6-12 months in-school training? What job assignments can they do once they start their in-plant training?
- They can assume the role of an assistant or helper to your technicians and supervisors in the maintenance of electrical, mechanical, electronic and automated machineries and equipment. Initially within their first 3 months, under close supervision, their trainors can teach them the basic machine operations, repairs, maintenance and troubleshooting,
- To be an electromechanic technician could well be worked-out in 12-18 months of In-plant training with the help of a Training Plan that is jointly designed
- The trainees’ progress during the in-plant training will depend also on their assigned trainer to supervise the training and oversee the trainees' performance based on their training plan. Another benefit/requirement of the Dual Training is that the company employees such as supervisors, foremen and technicians assigned to handle trainees can hone pedagogical skills or teaching skills.
5. How long is the in-plant training duration?
12-18 months or even just 6 months for special cases. Every week they have to report in the in-plant for 5 days and 1 day in the in-school training. This is the day-release scheme of the Dual Training. This is internally referred to as Applied Skills Training Program (ASTP).
6. What is a Training Plan?
A Training Plan is a written schedule of the possible training areas in the plant. It includes the title of the Training Plan, the calendar of in-school and in-plant training, the names of trainees, the training duration to be spent in each particular training area in the plant. The plan will guide both the trainor and the trainee in the systematic acquisition of learning. It is [also] an essential Annex to the In-Plant Training Agreement.
7. Who will design the Training Plan?
Our technical people will visit your plant and together with your technical trainors or supervisors or engineers, they will jointly identify training areas and agree on the "Training Plan". Again, the approved training plan is part of the training agreement.
8. What is an electromechanic technician?
An Electromechanic fits, assembles, installs, and repairs various types of electrical, mechanical and electronic machinery, equipment, and system in industrial plants and commercial establishments. In particular he can:
- Draw sketches and schematics;
- Reads and interprets blueprints and drawings;
- Installs, inspects, maintains and replaces electrical wiring, industrial motors and control circuits using hand tools, testing and measuring instruments;
- Assembles, installs, and maintains low pressure piping system;
- Fits, adjusts, replaces, installs and maintains drive components of industrial machinery and equipment;
- Cleans and lubricates mechanical components of industrial machines;
- Adjusts, replaces, maintains and repairs components of electromechanical controls of industrial machines;
- Fabricates non-procurable items, following blueprints and other specifications, using bench tools and machines such as turning, milling, drilling, grinding or metal-sawing machine;
- Tests, adjusts, replaces or repairs basic electronic components and control units;
- Applies safety rules and practices;
- Practices good work habits and proper altitudes;
- Writes accomplishments and progress reports;
- May follow set maintenance programme, keep records of condition of equipment and installation
9. What is a training agreement?
The Student In-Plant Training Agreement is the agreement between the school and the cooperating company that defines the relationship and the rules and obligations governing them. It includes annexes.
10. What is an In-Plant Performance Evaluation Form or Diligence Report Booklet?
a monitoring instrument used to evaluate the performance and progress of trainees in terms of skills knowledge and attitude in the in-plant training. This is conducted periodically and ideally, weekly.