Working hand-in-hand towards Global Standards
DZAS’s Tech-Vok as Swak Auto Delta (Volvo Bus) and Dualtech
The Philippines’ rising economic development is matched by burgeoning demand for all things hi- tech. This type of technology did not exist 20 years ago. And in another 20 years, 20 percent of jobs today may no longer exist (based on a global study conducted by McKinzie Group).
This hype drives global brands to venture in the country, aiming to provide global standards which may also require higher level of workforce qualification.One of these brands is that of Volvo Buses from Sweden which is being represented by Auto Delta which provides dealership, showroom, workshop and parts facilities in the country.
Project Manager Joachim Josue, in his DZAS guesting, reiterated how the company, in its effort to maintain high quality transport services- particularly in terms of buses- becomes very specific and meticulous in seeiking the skill requirement for their operations.
“We realized na medyo mahirap ngayon na maghanap sa market ng marunong both mechanical and electronic. Yung mga marurunong, matatanda at sanay na sa dating alam. Kailangan ng i-train ang next generation ng bus operators,” he mentioned.
With this in mind, Auto Delta ventured into a partnership with Dualtech Training Center. In 2018, Dualtech and AutoDelta signed a memorandum of agreement wherein Dualtech sent the first batch of trainees from many far-flung provinces where Volvo Buses take their route.
“We are very much happy with our partnership,” he shared. “It is a very wonderful arrangement.”
Josue shared how Dualtech scholars are not only highly skilled and meet the global standards they set, but more importantly, the value formation and work habits the scholars showed in the course of their training.
“Nagugulat ang mga clients sa values ng mga bata dahil lagi sila nag- gi- greet. Malinis ang workplace. Sasabihin ng mga clients, ‘Sino ang mga iyon?” And we are very proud to introduce them to anyone. We are very proud with our partnership with Dualtech,” he narrated.
When asked by the host, Lemuel Reunir, of the future plans with Dualtech Center, Josue was very sure of his words: “We are expanding the business. We introduced innovations and we talked with Dualtech about these plans.”
“Looking forward, ang gusto naming kuning future employees ay mga taga Dualtech.”
Demands in technical skills in the Philippines is at steady, but exponential state. The need of the companies continue to evolve in response to needs of their quality and productivity standards. The skills and knowledge provided by Dualtech Training Center, with the support of TESDA, to address the nagging job mismatch problem and to keep progressing long into the next century, for as long as companies like Auto Delta share the same vision for the Filipino workforce in the county.