DTS Immersion Program helps DepEd and LGU officials from Bohol to see trainees in action
Dualtech Center organized plant visits last October 6, 2023 for guests from the Department of Education (DepEd) and local government officials from Dagohoy and Alburquerque in Bohol. This visit was part of the Dualtech 101 Work Values and Dual Training System immersion program, designed to familiarize the delegates with Dualtech’s training program.
The delegates visited first the Dualtech campus in Canlubang, Laguna. Aside from attending the Holy Mass inside the campus, the group listened to presentations on the admission process, a presentation on “Character Matters: Urgent and Important”, and the dual training system program with industry partners. The Partnerships and Programs Office also discussed the itineraries of the tour of two industry partners, Philippine Manufacturing Co. of Murata, Inc. and Enchanted Kingdom.
The group visited Japanese electronics manufacturer Murata first. Mr. Masayoshi Koda, President of Murata, welcomed the delegates to their manufacturing plant in Batangas, which was followed by a presentation on the company’s profile and ESG projects, both within Murata and in nearby communities.
Mayor Germinio C. Relampagos of Dagohoy, Bohol met with the scholars and graduates from his municipality including those from Calape, Tubigon, and Maribojoc. He expressed his appreciation after hearing the success stories of these scholars at Murata. The guests also had the privilege of listening to Jayvee Ayento, a graduate currently in Japan for training, as he shared his journey via a recorded video. He is now a senior technician at Murata.
Philippine Manufacturing Co. of Murata, Inc. has been a partner of Dualtech for eight years, consistently offering 100% employment to its trainees. As they continue to expand, they plan to partner with several communities to tap into a pool of talented individuals.Murata operates both a sales branch and a large production site in the Philippines.
The delegates then toured popular amusement park Enchanted Kingdom. Ms. Mahree Sular, EK’s HR Head, welcomed the participants. From the very first batch of scholars sent by Dualtech to EK, Wesley Alforo of Cebu gave a testimony on his time at Dualtech and in EK. Back then, his batchmates came from Bohol, Leyte, and Cebu.
Mayor Don Ritchie P. Buates was moved by his impressions of the testimonies, and is now more keen to help the youth from his municipality. Ms. Pauline Francisco from Lao Foundation shared to the audience about LFI and how they partner with Dualtech in values formation and training.
This immersion program was organized after Dualtech’s visit to these municipalities in Bohol to orient potential scholars, some of whom got enrolled just recently. Throughout the group’s tour, the Bohol guests met and interviewed their Boholano scholars, who were getting accustomed to Dualtech’s learning setting.
Some Dualtech trainees related their testimonies, experiences and learnings to the guests. “Let’s not get used to thinking that we cannot change anymore whatever we have now. Let us find a way to learn. We can really achieve the future for us, if we try our best,” according to former construction worker, painter and farmer John Keneth Jeminos, presently a Murata Corporation trainee. Raymund Balajula gave testimony to Dualtech with these words: “Thanks so much to Dualtech for the excellent opportunity and knowledge, which is not only technical, but also for the well-being of the whole person. Thanks so much also to Murata for all the additional skills that I learned here during my on-the-job training.”
Two scholars who just recently completed their training also shared their stories. Joseph Cebedo, a Lao Foundation scholar, and Jener Nery, a DepEd ALS EST scholar, are soon to be absorbed as full time employees in the amusement park. For Jener Nery, one detail that was emphasized to him was that the regular staff in EK do not look for technicians with impeccably complete sets of skills, but that instead, technicians need to have a good attitude and work ethic. For Joseph Cebedo, an LFI scholar, he had to balance skills with the right attitude, hence his realization that skills can only amount to something if the right attitude is present as well.
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