Davao DepEd Leaders attend Workshop and In-Plant Immersion
The Department of Education- City Division Office of Davao visited Dualtech Center last April 26-27 to attend a seminar-workshop and immersion about Dualtech. The first day was dedicated to Work Life Effectiveness Seminar conducted by Mr. Ariel A. Crisostomo. It was a one-day seminar-workshop about life skills and work values. The second day was for exchange of best practices in community relations. Particular attention was given to recruitment of scholars, promotion of Electromechanics Technology, and advocacy to deserving students of Davao City and Mindanao.
The discussions and sharing of thoughts and ideas gave the participants (principals, school heads, supervisors) new insights about Dualtech.
MAGICAL TOUR AT ENCHANTED KINGDOM
To have a complete experience about Dualtech, a plant tour was organized at Enchanted Kingdom, a partner of Dualtech in providing technical training for scholar-trainees.
Ms. Cristina De Leon, Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer together with Ms. Mahree Sular, HR Supervisor, welcomed the group with their presentation about Enchanted Kingdom and their offering of Edutainment (Education + Entertaiment); The company’s venture of education-related undertakings primarily for students in the primary and secondary education. Ms. De Leon proudly introduced Mr. Alberto “Ambet” Santos, Division Head for Park Operations, as one of the trainors who also hails from Davao City. He said, “I will take this opportunity to thank the management for doing this and for Dualtech for partnering with us kasi ito po talaga yung magandang program para sa mga kabataan natin. They gain hands-on experience sa park.” Mr. Santos also mentored the Dualtech trainees to maximize their chance of learning different trades while at Enchanted Kingdom. “Magiging mas malaki ang kaalaman nila at kahit pumunta pa sila sa abroad, pag nakitang Enchanted Kingdom galing, may plus factor na yun.
After the company presentation, the HR team of Enchanted Kingdom announced to the group to try the exciting ride that would let them see the beauty of the country – the Agila Eksperience. This ride is the first and only flying theater in the Philippines which is magically-themed that offers virtual experience and exploration of the best places in the Philippines.
After trying the new attraction in Enchanted Kingdom, Dr. Marcelo O Roco, Education Supervisor for TLE/TVL of Department of Education Davao City Division shared that their group was overwhelmed with the magical experience offered by Enchanted Kingdom. He announced then the inclusion of Dualtech in their guidance career program and would advise secondary school heads to inform the senior high graduates to consider the program of Dualtech. “Ang mga trainees natin ay very blessed with the Enchanted Kingdom kasi nakikita natin na talagang sophisticated and very accommodating ang Enchanted Kingdom. I hope that you will also have trainees from Davao City. “
Another DepEd Official, Dr. Elsie C. Gagabe also expressed her gratitude and learning from the two days with Dualtech. As a result of the work values workshop during the first day and the sharing of experiences together with Enchanted Kingdom, she reflected on human resource development. “The Dualtech curriculum explained the value of work values. When I also talked to the staff of Enchanted Kingdom, I felt that they really care so much not only about work but also the future of the employees and the safety of individuals inside the park.” Dr. Gagabe observed during the tour that the staff of Enchanted Kingdom shared the mission and vision of the company and it reflected from the time that the group arrived and in every station they met in the park. “We hope that we can send students from many areas in Mindanao so they can also experience what you have here. What is more important is they become good citizen with good technical, moral, spiritual, and cultural values.”
Five (5) Dualtech trainees in Enchanted Kingdom joined the group and helped orienting the DepEd Davao City officials the skills and training experience they acquire while in the park. Two of them who were referred by DepEd Bohol and Cebu shared how their teachers introduced them to Dualtech.
From Bohol, Mr. Jupiter Suello learned about Dualtech through the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Coordinator who was also his teacher. He was not contented on the orientation so he also browsed in Youtube and Google the school. There, he got to know more about the school by reading testimonies of the graduates and industry partners. While on his basic training, he shared “Sa Dualtech, palaging pinapaalala sa amin na wala ang technical skills kung wala kang pagmamahal sa trabaho. Itinuturo na sa pamamagitan ng pagtatrabaho ay puwede tayong maging banal kung sa pagtatrabaho natin ay inaalay natin sa Diyos araw-araw.” His classmates in the province started to inquire about his training at Dualtech and Enchanted Kingdom. He was also informed by his former teacher in Bohol that many students already wanted to go to Dualtech. He inspired them by saying, “Nagpunta ako sa Dualtech Canlubang na wala kahit anong dala kundi ang pag-asa na makatapos sa pag-aaral. Sa pamamagitan ng Dualtech ay matutupad ang aking pangarap na makatapos sa pag-aaral."
Another trainee who came from Cebu, Mr. Wesley Alforo, was informed about Dualtech through his employer who also works in Department of Education Cebu Divison. He did not immediately accept the offer to study at Dualtech since he still needed to help his mother. After few weeks, four of them decided to go to Laguna. At Dualtech he said, “napagtanto ko na skills lang ba ang kailangan ng isang manggagawa? Hindi po pala, yung skills po pala ay secondary lang at mas mahalaga ang values.” He is grateful that he was selected to be among the trainees at Enchanted Kingdom. “Marami po talagang matutunan kasi mayroon dito na hydraulics, PLC, at fabrication. Pagbalik namin sa Dualtech once a week, ang klase po namin ay more on personality development para po ma-form kami bilang isang tao, hindi lang po bilang isang manggagawa, kundi kung papaano pa mai-improve ang sarili namin.”
The tour gave the participants more reasons for them to enroll their students in Dualtech. The experience brought them to see the work trainees applying their skills in Electromechanics. To witness the trainees in Enchanted Kingdom proves that the training is very holistic and value centered in all aspects as reiterated by some of the principals and school heads. They are very eager to send their boys to Dualtech to experience the discipline, values formation and love for work.
A get-together with boarding house owners was also held at Morales Resort were foster parents shared their experiences in dealing with the boys. They treat each Dualtech student as their own son so these boys can experience family life. Family life which these sons will share in their own respective families.
Each participant received a certificate of attendance and participation. As their resolution: they will promote and encourage more students in Davao City to study in Dualtech and be employed immediately for the betterment of their future and families.