The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation through its Integrated Public Service (IPS) office has adopted Looc, Balete, Batangas as a pilot Barangay for a program called Building Sustainable and Caring Communities (BSCC) which started in 2015. This community development project was formalized with the creation of the Looc Balete Development Association, Inc., which helps provide livelihood to its members.
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“Bawat isa sa atin, may mga bitbit na pangarap sa buhay. Dala dala natin ang mga pangarap na ito, saan man tayo dalhin ng pagkakataon” is the introductory message of the AVP that the Integrated Public Service (IPS) Office of ABS-CBN produced to promote the technical vocational education using the dual training system model that Dualtech Training Center Foundation pioneered. In this project video, the ABS-CBN team featured industry partners, alumni, scholar-trainees, and school staff.
By Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas
A German friend of mine, Paul Schaefer, recently passed away. Thanks to him and the Hans Seidel Stiftung, the German foundation he headed for more than 20 years, a good part of Philippine industry has seen the inculcation of the very healthy culture called dualvoc (work-study) which is the German approach to the apprenticeship system. Tens of thousands of young workers, the great majority of them coming from the poorest families all over the Philippines, have acquired the necessary qualifications that have made them very employable in leading manufacturing and services enterprises requiring high-level technical skills, whether mechanical, electrical, or electronics. To cite just one notable example, many of them were absorbed by Lufthansa Technik in the maintenance and repair of some of the most technologically sophisticated airplanes, not only for Lufthansa but for other international and national airlines. These graduates of the dualvoc system (called dual tech in the Philippines) earn wages much above the minimum wage even when they are still in their early twenties. <Read more...>
“I know that the success of dual system depends on the cooperation of the Dualtech and its partners. Without its partner companies, the virtue of the working will not be experienced by our students. We will continuously support the mission of Dualtech for the benefit of the greater good...” -- Hon. Antonio Joaquin “Jun” Chipeco | 2nd District Representative, Laguna
Source: http://malaya.com.ph/business-news/special-features/suzuki-dualtech-part.... Dec 5, 2017.
SUZUKI Philippines Inc. (SPI) recognizes that for workers to become valuable and productive company assets means inculcating skill, creativity and a sense of involvement.