(First of two parts)
Paulo Gisala Martinez wanted to be an engineer, but because of circumstances, he opted to put aside his dreams and chose to provide for his family.
“My ultimate dream was to become an engineer. I had that opportunity when I passed a test and got awarded with a scholarship. However, I had to choose between my family and my career. During that time, I also had to consider the needs of my five younger brothers,” shared Paulo in a YouTube interview.
Little did he know that his sacrifices for his family were rewarded when he decided to enroll in Dualtech Training Center. “I decided to look for a school that could immediately get me a job employment,” he said.
Now, Paulo is a Product and Engineering Manager at Transcendt Technologies, Inc., in Binan City, Laguna after graduating from Dualtech in 1997.
He had his in-plant training in the engineering group in an industrial firm in Batangas, where he learned electrical installation, repairs, and metal fabrication, among other skills. Before graduation, the company wanted to absorb him as an employee.
Through industry exposure and training, he was able to move up the ranks, and was even sent to Germany for two months training and production benchmarking. He was promoted to Project Engineer of New Product Industrialization, which involves feasibility study up to production qualification.
After 11 years in a semiconductor company, he moved to another business firm in Singapore. Through his acquired knowledge, skills, and passion, he became successful in breaking the five-year highest sales mark in the company for three consecutive years.
He was also able to travel across Asia several times. After getting the trust and confidence of the Singapore headquarters, the firm expanded their business operations in the Philippines.
The Dualtech Training System (DTS) is one of the preferred training modalities for enterprise-based training in the Philippines, which combines theoretical and practical training.
The training happens in two venues: the school or training center and the company or workshop. Both venues provide trainees with well-coordinated learning experiences and opportunities to ensure they are fully equipped with employable skills, work knowledge, and proper attitude.
The trainees also learn basic trade theory, work values, good citizenship, safety, and related theory subjects in mathematics, drawing, and social sciences. They also learn job skills through practical exercises using state of the art technology.
The trainees also learn good work habits and how to get along well with others. Their access to industry experts and resources guarantees their quality and relevant training.
“In almost 40 years, Dualtech has produced more than 13,000 graduates, translating to the same number of inspiring stories. We’ve always wanted to instill technical education coupled with professionalism and right set of human values for our students,” says Jerry Webb E. Muhi, the Executive Director of Dualtech Training Center.
“As the institution moves into the future, we will cover more provinces of our country and introduce DTS. This way, Dualtech will be able to link with more companies pursuing industrial revolution 4.0, accompanying them and serving their need for technical resources,” he added.
(To be continued)
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