Dualtech, EPSON help ALS Learners in Cebu

deped-cebu-alsThe 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.

Hindi sila makapagtapos pero gustong makapagtapos ng pag-aaral,” says Ms. Emelie Dizon of City of Naga, Cebu, Education Program Specialist 2. “Kami na mismo mga mobile teachers ang pupunta sa mga parents na may anak or kahit sila mismo na gustong mag-aral.

In the Commencement Exercises attended by over 700 ALS learners, Dualtech Center delivered an advocacy talk about the Dual Training System and the transformation experienced by its first batch of scholars from Cebu who are among the disadvantaged sector in the province. Four (4) scholars from Naga City who now work in different companies in CALABARZON region set an example and inspiration to the learners. Okeek Sta Ana III, Manager for Community Relations was one of the guest speakers who talked about their stories. “They said they are poor. We tell them they are so lucky. They said they have no means, we told them that all their needs will be provided by God. They are now praying. They sanctify their activities. They are sanctifying their work.”

After the graduation, DepED Cebu ALS implementers invited the new graduates to attend career orientation of Dualtech. To give opportunities for employment, Dualtech introduced EPSON Precision Philippines as industry partner to host job fair for the recent graduates. Male ALS passers came together with some parents to attend an orientation about the Dualtech’s program. The Female ALS graduates were hired on the spot by EPSON. The company sponsored medical, transportation, and relocation allowance for the successful hirees.

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This activity is spearheaded by DepEd Cebu to eradicate the increasing number of bystanders who have no decent jobs. Emelie was also elated to know that scholarship program offered by Dualtech does not discriminate the academic standing of the learners. The students do not need to be bright in academic, it is only their willingness to improve themselves through technical training that make them qualified to avail of the program. “This program is a good opportunity for our ALS passers para mabawasan ang bystanders at mga walang trabaho. Mas gaganda ang buhay nila ng dahil sa Dualtech.

It is an extended service of Dualtech Center to help the community by linking industry partners that could offer jobs. These ALS learners may have less opportunity but through the extensive efforts of Deped, Dualtech and its partners to provide education and employment to underserved sector, the learners get assured of landing better career after ALS.

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