“Today, we are all witnesses to another batch of life stories and testimonies of how technical vocational education and training pave the way for turn-around and offer great possibilities for a much brighter future. As the country preps up for the fourth industrial revolution, ASEAN integration and other developments with the global environment. Our capacity to respond to the challenges that this new economic landscape and work systems will bring shall dictate our competitive edge.” – Dir. Rebecca J. Calzado | Deputy Director General, Partnership and Linkages Office | TESDA
1994 is a significant year for both Technical Education Skills Development Authority and Dualtech Training Center. It is the founding year of TESDA through a law that mandates all training institutions to help prepare Philippine workforce. For Dualtech Center, it is the time when the Philippine government recognized through a law the dual- training system which Dualtech pioneered in 1982.
The Department of Education, City of Naga ALS Division invited Dualtech Center to offer technical training for its ALS learners from Naga, and Carcar Cities in Cebu to help them become employment-ready. The learners had undergone Alternative Learning System (ALS) education program which is designed for those who have no access to formal education.
On its 36th Founding Anniversary, Dualtech Center bestowed the Top Cooperating Companies in 2018 during the Commencement Exercises on November 10, 2018. The awardees were nominated by trainees, industry coordinators, and selected by an award committee with the criteria of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnership, Training Quality, Employment in both quantitative and qualitative terms, and support for trainees.
Emulating the virtues of the Christmas season, the associates of Dualtech strived to bring joy to their families by performing a one-of-a-kind Christmas concert titled, “Pasko sa ating Panahon”.
The performance was a landmark occasion and served as a gift and tribute to the relatives, guardians, and esteemed guests of the Dualtech workforce. Attendees were treated to a night of song and dance that narrated the wondrous birth of Christ, as illuminated by vibrant seasonal décor and trappings planned and prepared specifically by the workers for their families.
Ultimately, and changing the order of the three CBCP-cited key traits of the Filipino youth, being S.M.A.R.T. will yield more bountiful fruits if the youth will likewise humbly and trustingly B.E.G. for God’s graces so that he grows in awareness, acknowledgment, acceptance and assimilation of his being a beloved, empowered and gifted child of God that he truly is. After all, Jesus Christ Himself reminded us that “apart from Me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5); or more positively, as He inspired St. Paul to declare, “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me!” (Phil 4:13). -- Rev. Fr. Peter EM Cabreros