(Conclusion, continued from Saturday)
Currently, Dualtech Training Center offers a course in Electromechanics Technology. This is a bundled course, which combines electrical, mechanical, and electronics technological practices to produce all-round multi-skilled graduates exposed to maintenance or production jobs.
This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude of students to operate, repair, and maintain various industrial equipment and facilities.
“In all provinces we’ve visited these years, one thing in common is the importance every Filipino family has given the value of education. More so for the less privileged sector of the society, these families stake their meager resources to send their children to school,” said Jerry Webb E. Muhi, the Executive Director of Dualtech Training Center.
“However, the only option families are looking at is a college education, and often can result to financial drain.”
When the coronavirus pandemic started, Muhi said Dualtech had 1,600 students in the program.
“Stranded due to lockdown, we had to spend millions supporting these students with food, lodging, and other basic personal needs. I remember we reallocated funds in sustaining the students who came from different provinces across the country and a good number from Visayas and Mindanao,” he said.
“The fund we used up should have been for the tuition assistance and the subsistence support of incoming students for 2021,” Muhi added.
Amid the pandemic and in view of practical considerations, he said the Dualtech program is an equally viable alternative in giving education and leads the students to the doorstep of any of the firm’s over 100 partner companies for employment.
Despite the problems caused by the pandemic, Dualtech’s efforts did not go unnoticed. At the start of 2021, donations came pouring in to help its students.
“A priest friend, Fr. Willy Ong, forwarded me a message sometime in April that a certain Mr. Bobby Joseph from Rotary Club Manila is willing to sponsor students of Dualtech,” Muhi said.
“Finally on July 13, I met Mr. Joseph with Thad Liamzon, Nagi Zeitouni, and Anton Mauricio. I realized how our RCM visitors appreciate the program of Dualtech—giving a chance for our less privileged youth to have a unique education that will help them reach their dreams and contribute to nation building,” he shared.
Dualtech will soon pursue additional programs as it adapts to the growing, specific, and evolving needs of the trainees and their partner companies. This way, the training firm will be able to match the expectations across industries and create competent employees with excellent values.
“As we continue to face the challenges of this pandemic, it is good to know that we have RCM who understands Dualtech and shares a common goal in uplifting communities through technical education,” Muhi said.
“With RCM lending a hand, Dualtech can continue reaching out amongst those youth who have little to no material resources to pursue education but are full of dreams and driven in life,” he ended.
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