A Message from Dualtech's Chairman
On behalf of the board of trustees, we thank you partners.
As we look back in the 32 years of Dualtech Center and the celebration of the 20th year of Dual Training System Law, we could take pride in the number of graduates who have passed the Dualtech system who count 10,000 now.
The numbers that we are talking about are represented by men who have gone through a formation aside from the basic training that has empowered them to land for a job. The success of The Dual Training System (DTS) is anchored not only on our system that we have had from Germany but principally because of the partnership that we have with the companies. We thank you for your cooperation and for being our allies.
Much to our regret and in the interest of consolidating the center, we have closed our Binondo school. What we have done was to centralize the trainors and equipment in Calamba campus to accommodate more scholars. The other thing that we have done as one of the major improvements at Dualtech was the roof in the Assembly Hall. We have done renovations early this year so that the typhoons spared us from any damage.
Another thing that we have done was to resume the one-year program to have a fast turn-over of more scholars. In this program, we now have cooperation with AG&P in Batangas. And to recruit candidates, we have taken scholars from Yolanda-stricken areas. It is very satisfying that we accommodated 50 scholars. Most of them are working and doing very well. We are also planning to recruit the second batch from that area.
Moving forward, there are still challenges. We have to address the need of the less fortunate. What we are trying to do is to support the need of more high school graduates to finance their school expenses by giving a loan. These scholars will then give back to the other scholars next to them.
What we would also need from partners is to get more of our scholars. It does not mean that if you will take more of these trainees, you are also required to employ them.
There would be more opportunities for you to help.
Again, thank you for celebrating with us. Maraming maraming salamat po.
(An opening message given by Mr. Juan B. Santos, Dualtech Chairman, on the occasions of Dualtech Center 32nd Foundation Anniversary and 20th Year of Dual Training System Law in the Philippines)