In August 1998, the then Prelate of Opus Dei Bishop Javier Echevarria visited Dualtech Center. He was welcomed and toured in the campus by the late President of Dualtech Center, Mr. Ramos B. Santos. The Prelate was also greeted by Mrs. Carmel Yulo and her family, being benefactors of Dualtech and donor of the property where the school is now located. Board members, associates, students and friends were also present. The picture shows him with Mrs. Yulo, the chaplain at the time, Rev. Fr. Gerry Quejada and some students.
“Enabling adult school dropouts to continue studying through Alternative Learning Centers.”
ALS is a parallel learning system that provides a practical option to the existing formal instruction. When one does not have or cannot access formal education in schools, ALS is an alternate or substitute. ALS includes both the non-formal and informal sources of knowledge and skills.
The Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, enabled thousands of school dropouts to restart their education through 19 Alternative Learning Centers. These centers promote the Alternative Learning System (ALS). Some students who finished High School through ALS were given further opportunities by continuing their education in Dualtech.
The DTS program outweigh the cost of training the student/trainee.
TESDA and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) – Human Resources Development Foundation conducted a study about the Cost and benefit Analysis of the Dual Training System in The Philippines. Dualtech and its partner companies were among the DTS stakeholders that provided empirical data.
To reach out to less-fortunate young people in other parts of the country, Dualtech Center's Community Relations Office had joint campaigns with several public/private institutions and parishes.
Schools like St. Paul University Surigao (Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte), Aliaga National High School (Aliaga, Nueva Ecija), Co Tek Chun National Trade School (Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur), and the Department of Education – ALS Dept. (Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu) gathered interested male students done in their respective schools to attend Dualtech's orientation.
If man is made to the image and likeness of God, the most natural grouping of men must somewhat follow the grouping of God in His inner being. In our human terms, we call this grouping as communion. Naturally we, as human persons, have this communion, which is first established in the union of man and woman in marriage. Following the natural course of events – as willed by our Creator--, this union bears offspring and the grouping is called family. It is the most basic grouping found in the human society. It is the most natural thing. People are not taught to form families. They just follow nature. People fall in love and come together. Then, children come out naturally. The bond among themselves is so strong that they live a community of life.
STUDY. Learning never ends and even though you graduated from school. Of course, teachers may have taught you and you may have absorbed the knowledge from the textbooks. However, from now on, EXPERIENCE will be your teacher. You should experience many things so you become the good engineer or the good person who could contribute to the society. -- Atsushi Kiyokawa, President | NEC Tokin Electronics Philippines, Inc.