Senior High Students gets Industry Immersion at Dualtech
The Department of Education requires each Grade 12 student to attend 80 hours of company and workshop program as partial requirement in fulfilling their senior high school. This may be compared to on the job training or in-plant training. The students and the school do not have the time and resources to look for companies where these students can train. Dualtech was requested by some schools to provide such opportunity.
Dualtech offered an immersion program where the students can do hands-on training in electrical, electronics, mechanical technologies. The participating schools were Southville 1 National High School and Pulo National High School in Cabuyao City, Laguna and Kapayapaan National High School in Canlubang Calamba City, Laguna.
Aside from the practical application and demonstration of the lessons learned, the students visited six (6) companies. In these plant visits, the students were exposed to real life work atmosphere.
Eighty hours is all it took for these Senior High School students to decide whether to pursue a college degree or a technical-vocational course. There were seven boys who enrolled in the Electromechanics Technology program at Dualtech after the immersion.
EMD Technologies Philippines, Inc
LISP 2, Brgy. Real, Calamba City
Kapayapaan National High School Senior High Students together with their teachers visited EMD Technologies plant in Calamba City. Mr. Toshiyoki Goto, President, welcomed the group which was then followed by the HR team who introduced the company profile and openings for more operators and technicians. For 12 years, the company trains many Dualtech students and employs them as they are the most fit in the positions.
One of the Dualtech graduates, Mr. Carlos Jay Lopido from Tacloban City Leyte, told his story about his training at Dualtech and Nexem. “Sa simula talaga nahirapan ako ngunit habang tumatagal unti-unti kong natutunan ang mga subjects. Sipag at tiyaga lang sa pag-aaral at sa Dualtech ko lang naranasan ang tunay na kahulugan ng buhay. Masarap pala ang pakiramdam kung tama ang tinatahak mong landas. Sa aking in-plant training, masaya ako sa aking mga ginagawa dahil hindi nila ako itinuring na trainee lang kundi may pagkakapantay pantay. Kinuha ako sa company bilang maintenance technician.
A trainee from Occidental Mindoro, Mr. Justine Taneo, also shared his assignment and plan at EMD Technologies. “Na-assign po ako sa facilities at gusto ko rin ipagpatuloy ang aking trabaho sa Nexem. Gagawin ko po ang lahat para ako ay ma-absorb.” He confidently advised the senior high students “Magtiyaga kayo kasi diyan magsisimula ang mga pangarap natin. Sa Dualtech na kayo mag-aral dahil matututo talaga kayo ng virtues.”
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Laguna Technopark, Sta Rosa City
The second company visited by the students from Kapayapaan National High School was Artesyn Embedded in Sta Rosa City. For over 20 years, the company has accepted trainees and graduates in its two plants in Cavite and Laguna. Two of the Dualtech trainees were present during the plant tour to speak about the training.
One of the trainees who was already offered a job by Artesyn made his testimony from his hometown in Leyte until his last few remaining months of in-plant training. Mr. Julius Padere applied for many scholarship in Leyte but only took the opportunity in Dualtech as there are many graduates from Leyte. “Sa Dualtech magandang mag-aral dahil marami ka talagang matututunan hindi lamang sa technical kundi pati na din sa formation. In the company, na-assign ako as technician as engineering support, and magprogram ng machine.” He also shared his training with his good trainors in the company. “Ang itinuro sa amin ay lahat ng kailangan malaman at matutunan. Talagang inaral ko po ng mabuti lahat kaya naman nagkaroon po ako ngayon ng magandang trabaho.”
Tanduay Distillers, Inc
Bo. Sala, Cabuyao City
Pulo National High School in Cabuyao visited Tanduay Distillers in Cabuyao in their last day of immersion at Dualtech. By the time that the group arrived in the plant, the company had an emergency earthquake drill which was participated by the senior high students. After being oriented in safety, Mr. Jonathan De Guzman, Production Supervisor, led the group for a company tour. Mr. De Guzman is one of the trainors who oversees the performance and progress of all Dualtech trainees. He was assisted by one Dualtech trainee from Surigao.
In the conference room, the company gathered Dualtech and the students for a company presentation, sharing of testimonies, and forum. In Tanduay, students are also trained to do presentation. They selected trainees from Cebu and Camarines Sur to share about their training experience in Dualtech and Tanduay.
Mr. John Barkley Angcon from Cebu learned about Dualtech from his teachers in Alternative Learning System (ALS) while Mr. Michael Sangahin was told by his classmates in high school to enrol at Dualtech. In Tanduay, Mr. Bianco was advised by his trainor which he always remembers, “Kahit anong tulong ko at kung ayaw talaga matuto ng trainees, hindi talaga matututo. Ang trabaho po namin ay mamaintain na nasa standard lahat. Sa Dualtech at Tanduay, hindi lang po kami puno ng kaalaman at experience. Sila din po ang gumagawa ng paraan para magkaroon kami ng magandang kinabukasan.”
Fuji Electric Philippines, Inc.
Carmelray Industrial Park 1, Canlubang, Calamba City
Fuji Electric’s president, Mr. Takafumi Koda, welcomed the group in the company. They have shown their video for the group to learn the products they manufacture and the opportunities for many to work at their company.
Two of the graduates shared their good career in the company. Mr. Jeffrey Nery worked as operator and when there was an opening for technician, he applied immediately and got qualified together with many Dualtech graduates employed in the company. Mr. Mark Anthony Royo from Leyte was trained and recently graduated from Dualtech expressed his gratitude for Fuji Electric.
The company announced their expansion and would need more Dualtech trainees and graduates.
Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc.
LIMA, Malvar, Batangas
Ms. Maria Eisa Mendoza, Admin-HR Assistant Supervisor, started the presentation with the company profile and then grouped the guests into two (2) to learn the good manufacturing practices in the motorcycle industry. After seeing different processes in the plant, Yamaha presented trainees who are assigned as engineering support and graduates who were employed by Yamaha.
Mr. Jeffrey Montealto graduated at Dualtech in 2015 and was offered a job by Yamaha. He was not a good student way back in high school, he admitted. Even his parents could support his college education, he insisted to enrol at Dualtech as he was inclined in doing technical work. He shared, “Ngayon masaya ako sa trabaho hindi lang para sumahod kung hindi dahil masaya ako sa ginagawa ko. Hindi ko maabot yun kung wala ang Dualtech at sa partnership with Yamaha.
Ms. Marilou Galit, General Manager for HR and IT, gave the last message “I just hope na sana you stay sa kurso ninyo at piliin niyo ang DUALTECH kase sa amin dito sa YAMAHA preferred namin ang Dualtech. Binibigay nila samin na trainees ay talagang maaasahan at maganda talaga yung values.“
Epson Precision Philippines, Inc.
LIMA, Malvar, Batangas
Epson welcomed the guests with its product presentation at the lobby where senior students used the company wall as huge computer touch screen. The HR team gathered the students and faculty from Southville 1 National High School at the conference room where two (2) Dualtech graduates were waiting to give the opening message.
Mr. Athan Senadan, graduated at Dualtech in 2002, works at Epson as a supervisor. He started as operator and was then trusted by company to handle around 200 people under his department. He emphasized, “Sa Dualtech, technical at attitude ang nakuha ko.”
For 16 years, Mr. Rico Cacao has been a loyal employee at Epson. He advised the students about Dualtech and said, “sa pag-aaral sa Dualtech halos maii-apply dito sa EPSON. Kapag may trabaho ka na, gagalingan mo.”
Epson gave each guest a souvenir group picture.