Industrial Coordination Course
TESDA taps Dualtech Center for its DTS Course for TESDA Regional Officers
TESDA Regional Officers attended a Basic Course in Dual Training System (DTS) hosted by Dualtech and its partner companies.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) sent its officials to attend a 3-Day Program on Dual Training System (DTS) Promotion and Implementation at TESDA Women's Center, Dualtech Center, and in its three DTS partner companies.
Three batches from 16 Regions attended the course to develop the capability of designated DTS focal officers and industrial coordinators. The speakers were the former TESDA Deputy Director, Ms. Martha Hernandez and Dualtech Associates. The topics covered were DTS Concepts, Principles, and Implementing guidelines; Industry-Academe Partnership in TVET; Elements of DTS; and Roles of Industrial Coordinators. As part of the learning sessions, Dualtech arranged three (3) plant tours to observe the implementation of Dual Training System in the companies. The participants also heard success stories of graduates and trainees under the DTS program.
Shindengen Philippines Corporation (SDP)
The company has been a partner of Dualtech for 20 years. It was the second batch of TESDA DTS Officers they accommodated for DTS plant exposure. On September 29, the HR team headed by Ms. Margarita Zaldua welcomed the first batch with company presentation. Dualtech Industrial Coordinator, Dualtech alumni, and HR staff toured the participants in the production and engineering sections where DTS trainees are assigned.
Mr. Richard Endrinal, HR Supervisor of SDP, opened the forum relating how their company viewed the program as a Corporate Social Responsibility project. He said, “Education is their passport, bringing the values formation that they have in Dualtech, and we are proud to say that we become part of their achievement. They have done their best. Yun po yung isang bagay kung bakit we look forward to having more in-plant trainees as much as we can.”
One of the pioneer DTS-trained employees gave testimony about his training at Dualtech and SDP. Mr. Ariel Lacao, Engineering Supervisor, got a job offer after this 18-month training at SDP. He was assigned in the facilities, building maintenance, electrical wiring, water treatment, and building works. SDP sent him to Japan for training as maintenance personnel, then he got promoted. In his 16 years of service, he said “Through the experience and training of Japanese trainers, doon ko po nakuha ang lahat. Dualtech naman ang nagbigay sa akin ng basic foundation. Doon po nag work yung DTS sa akin. Pag dating sa pagbibigay ng technical knowledge, hindi po namin yon ipinagdadamot dahil dati din po akong Dualtech trainee”
The company trained over 40 scholars since 1996.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.
After the enactment of DTS Law in 1994, Honda Cars was among the first companies that were accredited by TESDA in the Dual Training System. The company has already implemented the program since its operation commenced in 1993 in Sta Rosa City.
On October 06, Honda Cars Philippines hosted the plant tour of the second batch of TESDA Regional Officers. Mr. Noel Barachina, Senior Assistant Vice President, welcomed the guests and gave a brief background of the DTS partnership with Dualtech. He said, “As one of DTS accredited partner companies for many years, we are both passionate for quality, skills development, strong technical expertise, and good work behavior. This helps us all together to be one and to understand and realize the true purpose of Corporate Social Responsibility. Through the Dual Training System, we still carry on imparting the relevant skills, values, and most of all, fulfill more dreams for these young aspiring students.”
The company introduced its first graduate who still stays in the company for 23 years. Mr. Nelmar Caya was trained in the maintenance section. He shared, “Bilang empleyado ng Honda at Alumnus ng Dualtech, madaming naitulong ang Dualtech sa akin, sa pamilya ko at sa mga kapatid ko. Ako po ang sumunod sa tatay ko na breadwinner nung naka graduate ako. Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Dualtech at Honda Cars dahil nag-iba ang buhay ko.”
Lastly, Mr. Reynaldo Endayo Jr, Deputy Division Head for Manufacturing commended the attitude of Dualtech trainees which he considered as main criterion in hiring new employees. He said, “Pag naghire kami, ang hinahanap namin ay attitude at values formation dahil ang skills ay kaya i-develop. Doon kasi kami nahihirapan. Mostly ang na-hire namin, perfect attendance. Dualtech is very strict sa attendance.” The company believes that its primary asset is their people who are making quality products. They open their factory as avenue for learning to many aspiring scholars. He also added, “Honda Cars Philippines will continue to support Dualtech for its Dual Training Program and its endeavor to strengthen and implement its primary goal. To equip students with competitive and effective skills that will match every industry requirements.”
The company trained over 400 scholars.
NEC Tokin Electronics Philippines, Inc.
NEC Tokin partnered with Dualtech Center in the skills training of about 300 scholars since 2006. As DTS accredited company, NEC Tokin hosted the plant tour of the last batch of TESDA Regional Officers on October 20, 2016.
Mr. Atsushi Kiyokawa, President of NEC Tokin, shared the company's objective that though it is for profit, they also contribute to the Philippine society through Dual Training System as their Corporate Social Responsibility.
The plant tour was headed by Dualtech alumnus, Mr. Rey Baltazar, who is the section manager in tool and maintenance department. He also trains Dualtech scholars in the repair and maintenance of tool and die used in assembly and piece parts. He shared, “In 2005, I introduced our first batch of Dualtech trainees at NEC Tokin. Every time I request trainees, my boss would always agree to get Dualtech. Right now under my section, I am handling 65 persons and 15 of them are Dualtech alumni.”
In the three plant tours, TESDA DTS Focal Officers learned the industry practices and its solid partnership with Dualtech which industry called, Corporate Social Responsibility.
Ms. Floramel Joy C. Salongsong, TESDA Partnerships and Linkages Office (PLO)-Partnerships Incentives and Assistance Division (PIAD) joined the tours and thanked the companies for the actual DTS exposure and testimonies. She said, “Thank you for the opportunity to allow us to see the companies because that added to what we are trying to sell in terms of promoting DTS. The experiences is really great. Thank you for being part of the partners of Dualtech and we are really pushing for more companies in delivering DTS.”
She also appreciated the experiences shared by Dualtech as the pioneer of the Dual Training System in the Philippines. During the forum, Ms. Salongsong said “Ang Dualtech po ang pwede pang benchmark in terms of Dual Training System which is being pushed by TESDA para mas maraming mag participate sa ganitong klase ng education system. That is the reason why we have different participants all over the Philippines to help us out in promoting and pushing for more partnership under dual training system.”
The partnership between Dualtech and TESDA in promoting the Dual Training System will help them realize its full benefit as the takers of the skilled and values-oriented individuals who will complement the growing technical manpower requirements in the country.