The marching orders of Pres. Duterte to TESDA to offer more courses that will support his Build, Build, Build Program underscores the lack of skilled workers in our country. A large percentage of families want their children to be college-educated, in the hope of seeing them land professional jobs. The willingness of the youth to sign up for construction or manufacturing positions is reduced in importance for jobs behind computers in air-conditioned offices. For most Filipino families, the road to success is paved with a bachelor’s degree.
On two different occasions, TESDA Calabazon presented plaques of appreciation to Dualtech Center as its partner in promoting and implementing the Dual Training System in the region.
On September 05, in LIMA Park Hotel, TESDA Region IV-A and five (5) Provincial Offices recognized its partners during its “Gabi ng Pasasalamat” appreciation event that helped them intensify various programs to strengthen the technical education and made its lasting impact to many of its beneficiaries. For the regional level, Dualtech Center was one of the honorees. Former Regional Director Florencio Sunico Jr. said, “Ang gabing ito ay para sa aming mga katuwang sa pagpapalaganap ng technical vocational training dahil kung wala sila ay hindi magiging tagumpay ang TESDA Calabarzon sa pagganap sa tungkulin. Ang pagkilala sa aming mga partners ay isang uri ng pasasalamat dahil sa inyo mas epektibong naiipatupad ng ahensya ang mga programa para sa ikabubuti ng publiko,"
“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.