The Ethiopian Federal TVET Agency, Federal TVET Institute of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education visited Dualtech Center for the institutional benchmarking to develop its human resources following the academe and industry collaboration. The study tour also aimed to help the Ethiopian Government to address the domestic challenges and problems for social and economic development through quality skills training.
Solving poverty by bridging the gap between available jobs and skill deficiency, Angat- Buhay program, the flagship anti- poverty program of the Office of the Vice- President (OVP), arranged the Vice President’s visit to Dualtech Training Center last April 4, 2019.
A milestone for Dualtech Center, the visit opened discussions among stakeholders and various industrial- manufacturing firms, to coordinate on necessary skills development program for the youth from different regions in the country with high poverty incidence and unemployment rate.
Dualtech Center joined other academic, industrial, and government sectors in the first Laguna Employment Summit 2019 held at the LLC Hall, Central II, Calamba City, Laguna on March 27. Aligned with the theme, “Working Towards a Responsive Employment Framework”, this initiative aimed to establish a framework that seeks to address the mismatch between industry needs and the quality and employability skills of jobseekers.
The Vice-President of the Philippines called on employers to focus on constant collaboration to address the poverty that cripples many far flung communities across the country and to light the path for others during the 40th National Conference of Employers held at Marriot Hotel Manila in Pasay City.
With the theme, “Future- Proofing Business and Industry,” Leni Robredo invited employers and their firms to join her office in its advocacies, especially in helping the poor Filipino youth. She mentioned that the ongoing insurgency and threat of terrorism in the Mindanao region has led to wide displacement of residents, inaccessibility to basic health and medical requirements, and still high rates of poverty and unemployment.
Faith, Magic and the Technical Education In-Between
Dualtech Commencement Exercises, January 2019
Picture a young man, after hurdling over unstable jobs- from chicharon to balut vendor who wandered seemingly endless nights as contractual employee, trying to make ends meet to help support his family, finished a two-year technical program, at the top of his batch, and, assured, a regular position in his dream job.
Picture an older man who came from a well- off family who followed his childhood dream of starting a theme park- the country’s first of its kind; a place so thrilling and magical in his eyes when he was nine.
“No matter where destiny takes you, you should always come back to return the favor, to pay tribute to Dualtech and of course to your Teachers, Faculties, Officers and be significant part of Dualtech history. I am saying this at sana yung history ni Dualtech magdadagan simula ngayon araw na ito.” --Dir. Guido Recio, Laguna Provincial Director | Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)