When Sonion Philippines started its operation in 2012, they approached different educational institutions in search of the most qualified and talented personnel that would handle the technical demands of their production line. Finally, in 2016, Sonion Philippines came in contact with Dualtech Training Center because of the Electromechanics program it is offering, which was exactly what they needed. As of this year, 65% of the total population of Sonion trainees are from Dualtech Center, and they absorbed 90% of these trainees to be part of their technical department.
Through Lao Foundation and Association of Foundation, Dualtech Center was invited to join the Education Cluster of Zero Extreme Poverty (ZEP) 2030 Coalition, a movement which aims to reduce poverty incidence by providing education, training, and livelihood to Filipinos who are among the most marginalized in the country.
During the ZEP 2030 Education Cluster Meeting and Learning Session on July 10, 2019, Dualtech Center hosted the meeting to explore potential partnership among many other foundations, institutions, and LGUs.
Last May 18, 2019, the Dualtech Alumni Association hosted the first IT Summit at Dualtech’s study hall. The event was attended by more than 200 Dualtech alumni, partners, students, teachers and staff.
The summit had two parts: a Master Class on Cybersecurity and a Forum on IT as career.
Dualtech and its guests are welcomed in one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive power relay, Electromechanical Devices (EMD) Technologies. Dualtech and EMD Technologies are in partnership since 2014 in delivering technical experiences among the trainees that would make them adept in the needs of the changing manufacturing sector.
Some trainees and alumni, who are now part of the workforce of EMD Technologies shared their inspiring stories, as to how Dualtech Center and its partner company changed the events of their lives.
“Ang kagandahan sa Dualtech at sa kanyang adopted dual system, una, you got exposed to various skills,” he said. “ Mayroong electrical, mechanical, electronics and automation. From that platform, hindi mo pa man alam which particular specialization [you would pursue], it opens many doors for you to explore. Ako, initially, I wanted to become an electrical engineer. Just so happened that my exposure was in automation and robotics. So madami talagang oportunidad.”
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.