A Rugged Road To Success

la-floresThe road to success is sometimes bumpy and rugged. Trials and twists of things happen unexpectedly. We only need to believe in ourselves. You and I are called for to be the agents of change. The next coming years may be filled with excitement, new adventures and even failures. But always remember that this failure should be a source of learning and are a precursor of success. The world after this institution here in Dualtech is filled with infinite possibilities and opportunities awaiting us. Make use of what we learned here in Dualtech and during our in plant training and expand our horizon through experience.  -- LAFLORES, JAYSON B. | Silver Merit and Outstanding In-Plant Training Performance Awardee, Trained at Nestle Philippines, Inc. | Employed at Magnate Food and Drinks


I came from Tayabas City, Quezon Province. My mother is a house keeper and my father is a farmer. I am second to the eldest and we are four siblings in the family. Harvesting rice is our source of daily needs. Hindi maipagkakaila na simula bata pa ako ay sanay na ako sa kahirapan. Tumutulong kami ng aking  kuya  sa aming tatay sa mga gawaing bukid tuwing wala kaming pasok sa paaralan. Working in a whole day in the farm were not easy for us either maghapong bilad sa initan ay maghapong nasa ulanan. Hindi namin alintana ang init at lamig sa bukid dahil masaya naming ginagawa ang mga gawaing bukid.

Before I finished my studies in high school, I asked myself where should I go? How  should I continue my studies in college? The earnings from the farm are not enough to support our daily needs especially our studies. But God answered my prayers, buti na lang pumunta si  Mr. Sta Ana sa school namin sa Luis Palad at doon ko nakilala ang DUALTECH. I was so glad that I would continue pursuing my studies at Dualtech. It was hard for me to leave my family in Quezon but I have to do it for our future.

June 3, 2013, I started at Dualtech as a regular student. In the first day, I felt bored dahil siguro maraming ipinagbabawal, lahat kami puro lalaki kasi ibang iba ang culture as compared during my high school life. As time went by, it had become full of excitement and challenges dahil maraming bagay na first time ko lang nalaman at na experience in my whole life. First time kong maging server and reader for the Mass and I was amazed dahil every day may daily Mass ang Dualtech. It was my first time to operate Lathe, Milling and Grinding Machines also the other equipment in the technical aspects. First time ko din makuryente during electrical wiring, first time ko makapag paputok ng ilaw, relay at motor sa electrical subjects na minsan parang ayoko na ipagpatuloy dahil sa takot at pressure sa aking mga ginagawa but I realized that everything happens has its own reason and purpose na sa mga pagkakamali ko doon ako may natutunan na posibleng maiapply ko sa aking in plant training. Alam ko hindi lamang ako ang naka experience ng lahat ng mga ito at alam ko kayo din my fellow graduates.

I spent my 18 months of OJT in Nestle Philippines, located in Lipa Batangas. I applied the technical skills that I learned in Dualtech and most especially the virtues.  My training during OJT was very hard for me but I must continue my training because I know that these sacrifices were for my family to provide our daily needs. I knew that the sacrifices is a way to holiness by offering to God through sanctification of work that was taught to us by the founder of Opus Dei; St. Jose Maria Escriva.

The road to success is sometimes bumpy and rugged. Trials and twists of things happen unexpectedly. We only need to believe in ourselves. You and I are called for to be the agents of change. The next coming years may be filled with excitement, new adventures and even failures. But always remember that this failure should be a source of learning and are a precursor of success. The world after this institution here in Dualtech is filled with infinite possibilities and opportunities awaiting us. Make use of what we learned here in Dualtech and during our in plant training and expand our horizon through experience.

It is my honor and privilege to congratulate every one of us in this commencement exercises. All of our hard work and dedication has finally paid off. Congratulation as well to the people who helped us to reach this moment, to our faculty and staff, learning facilitators, coaches and mentors, to all the industrial coordinators of Dualtech Training Center Foundation Inc. Thank you for providing us a high quality education.

To our industry partners especially Nestle Philippines Incorporated, maraming salamat po dahil itinuring nyo ako bilang pamilya ng inyong kumpanya. To my supervisors, managers, co-trainees, co-workers and friends thank you for being a part of my 18 months in plant training. Naging kasama ko po kayo sa mga pagsubok na aking mga pinagdaanan sa loob ng planta at hindi ko po kayo makakalimutan. You helped me to become a better worker more than I expected.

To our parents, especially sa aking mga magulang MARAMING SALAMAT po sa inyong taos pusong pagsuporta sa aking pag aaral. Kayo po kasama ang aking mga kapatid at sa aking tita, kayo po ang aking inspirasyon sa pagtupad ng aking mga panagrap. Kung wala po kayo siguradong wala po ako sa aking kinatatayuan ngayon. Hindi sapat na magpasalamat lamang po ako sa inyo. Gusto ko pong malaman nyo na MAHAL NA MAHAL ko po kayo. Iniaalay ko po sa inyo ang Diploma na aking tatangapin sa araw na ito.

Let’s celebrate our success. Let’s enter a new world, full of optimism and hoping someday we will see each other again with the glimpse of success. Strengthen ourselves with virtues that will enable us to achieve our goals. Have a strong faith in God in the furtherance of our education and the pursuit of our chosen careers, for the path to Glory is not flowery but thorny and only those who are determined and Godly will survive and succeed.

Again, thank you everyone who shared to us on this celebration, thanks you graduates, and thank you very much DUALTECH. MARAMING SALAMAT PO.

 

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