“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
Through Lao Foundation and Association of Foundation, Dualtech Center was invited to join the Education Cluster of Zero Extreme Poverty (ZEP) 2030 Coalition, a movement which aims to reduce poverty incidence by providing education, training, and livelihood to Filipinos who are among the most marginalized in the country.
During the ZEP 2030 Education Cluster Meeting and Learning Session on July 10, 2019, Dualtech Center hosted the meeting to explore potential partnership among many other foundations, institutions, and LGUs.
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.
Listed below are stories related to Dualtech's reachout efforts with DepEd ALS program:
ABS-CBN Corporate Services Group and Innovation Team conducted a one-day Design Thinking Workshop for Dualtech associates. This project was initiated by ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya to help Dualtech respond better to current and future challenges.
Mark Nepomuceno, Head of ABS-CBN Corporate Services, shared that this tool is used by ABS-CBN “Globally, Design Thinking ang ginagamit. It is a way of looking at challenges and issues so that mahanapan ng opportunity na hindi kadalasang nahahanapan ng iba. It will be a fun workshop.”
Solving poverty by bridging the gap between available jobs and skill deficiency, Angat- Buhay program, the flagship anti- poverty program of the Office of the Vice- President (OVP), arranged the Vice President’s visit to Dualtech Training Center last April 4, 2019.
A milestone for Dualtech Center, the visit opened discussions among stakeholders and various industrial- manufacturing firms, to coordinate on necessary skills development program for the youth from different regions in the country with high poverty incidence and unemployment rate.