Dualtech Partners: The People Behind the Success of DTS
One of the challenges technical education is facing nowadays is the common misconception of difficulty in career progression compared to degree holders. In an attempt to eradicate this negative public mindset, thus celebrating the success stories of tech-voc graduates in the fields, specifically, of manufacturing and servicing, DZAS invited several partner companies of Dualtech Center. Those who openly rendered their time for an interview were TUV Rheinland, Allegro Beverages, HKR Equipment and Gentrade International.
“Gusto nating ipaalam sa ating mga kababayan na maganda ang mga prospects, pagdating sa paglago ng career, ay magandang option ang patungo sa Tech- Voc track” said Ms. Floramel Joy Songsong of TESDA. “Patunay dyan ay madami tayong mga partners sa industry na nakikita na ang kahalagahan ng pagde- develop ng ating future workforce.”
“TUV Rheinland is a third- party certification company that provides technical training certification and inspection,” Ms. Mica Paula Hizon, HR and Admin Specialist introduced. “Pag certification po, we comply with the ISO standards- ito po ang international certification standards. Iba ang reputation pag isa kang ISO- certified company,” she asserted.
The partnership of TUV and Dualtech now spans almost 10 years, holding a record of zero- dropped out among the trainees. As OJTs, they will be assigned under product services who test and inspect household appliances to make sure they passed the safety and quality standards before delivering to the consumers.
“Madami na rin ang naabsorb ng TUV Rheinland from Dualtech. From the 18- months na exposure nila sa amin, makikita mo doon not just the performance but also the personality ng mga bata,” Hizon said.
As an example, the HR specialist cited one regular employee who won the heart of TUV management and is now part of the team that supervises one of its laboratories. “Mayroon kaming mga empleyado from Dualtech na masasabi ko pong malalayo na ang narating. Dati, nagte- test sila. Ngayon, yung isa sa amin, sya na ang namamahala ng bagong gawa naming laboratory. Pinapadala na rin sya for trainings abroad. Very well- trusted na sya ng manager namin kasi he has been with us since OJT sya,” she enthusiastically explained.
For TUV Rheinland, partnership with Dualtech has brought them many blessings by securing talented and multi- skilled members of their companies. Almost same observation was shared by Ms. Irene de Ramos of Gentrade International Philippines.
“Maganda po ang training na binibigay ng Dualtech. Bukod po sa theoretical na binibigay sa kanila [prior to their training], pagdating po nila sa amin, binibigyan naman naming sila ng practical exposure. Kapag nandito na sila sa amin at binigyan naming sila ng mga additional na kasanayan bukod pa sa mga natutunan nila, nakikita namin na ang mga taong ito ay may potensyal na maging empleyado,” Ms. de Ramos explained.
For Gentrade, Dualtech partner since 2015, the difference between the Dualtech students and other trainees from other schools, is how fast they could adapt in the company’s culture. “Hindi na kami nahirapan na turuan sila ng tamang values kasi it is already in them pag lipat nila sa company.”
She also commended the efforts of the Industrial coordinators in continuous monitoring of each student to check if the behavior is still aligned with the one expected on them.
In 2016, six out of seven first batch of trainees sent to Gentrade International were absorbed by the company. Currently, they still have eleven trainees from Dualtech deployed in its different branches.
The popularity of Dualtech and its graduates in manufacturing and servicing sectors made both HKR Equipment and Allegro Beverages decided to have partnership with the institution in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
For HKR Equipment, a Filipino- based company that imports and distributes kitchen equipment, they saw that Dualtech trainees are best- fitted to entrust with their technical department. “Una naming tinitingan dyan kung mayroong disiplina, dedikasyon at respeto. Yun ang nakita namin sa Dualtech,” said Mr. Larry Bañez, Assistant Engineering Manager.
“Usually, ang mga Dualtech technicians namin ang front liners. Sila ang personally humaharap sa costumers. Wala tayong naririnig na feedback mula sa costumers,” he added.
Allegro Beverages, on the other hand, though a Dualtech partner for almost a year, has also the best things to share about the training institution and its system of education.
“We are very privilege and very happy with our partnership with Dualtech Center,” said by Mr. Leo de Leon, President of the Allegro Beverages. “Right now, we have nine employees na galing sa Dualteh and we are also very active with their OJT program. Ang maganda sa kanila, they engrained na ang values formation.”
De Leon also enumerated Allegro’s core values- Integrity, wow- service and to have fun- which are easily imbibed both by their Dualtech trainees and employees. Aside from these, he also testified that Dualtech students are considered one of the best in terms of technical know- how and skills.
“Yung kinukuha naming employees sa kanila, they already have discipline. First, they don’t have bad habits,” he explained. “This is their first job so we can train them”
“Kaya nga, gusto nating ipaalam sa ating mga kababayan na mayroong mga gantong success stories,” Ms. Songsong added. “Mayroong mga ganitong partnership sa likod ng Tech- Voc na gusto nating maiparating sa marami para mas marami rin ang magkaroon ng pagkakataon na i-try itong Tech- Voc track.”