Center for skills training launched

Finally, the  CTU-KOPEC facility finds its strategic location at the university’s Centennial Building. 

In previous trainings, the College of Technology and community partners  usually settled at the gym and designated COT rooms in the main campus.

This time, Vice President for Production, Extension and Business Affairs Edgar Tibay told UPO of the building’s second floor to accommodate various trainings by the coaching organization, Korea-Philippines Cultural and Education Center (KOPEC).

Opened in July this year, the six-storey facility has more than 30 rooms, 2 conference halls and one hospitality simulation area.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, CTU President Rosein Ancheta Jr. welcomed Provincial Board Member  Edsel Galeos on behalf of Governor Hilario Davide III.

Hearing KOPEC’S agenda, Hon. Galeos who is  concurrently the chairperson for Information and Communication Technology said, “the government is committed to support technological skills development [in Cebu] in CTU through our Korean partners.”

KOPEC Vice President  Ester B. Velasquez, who is the former CNU and CTU president, added to Galeos’ determination of providing Korean experts  “a good venue” for education, technology, and arts activities including scholarship exchange come October.

As part of the K-12 program, Department of Education Regional Director Juliet Jeruta, one of the attendees, expressed her intent to partner with CTU to avail of KOPEC’s services.

The organization’s representatives were President Hoon Young “Steve” Choi, Director Choo Seunghwan, Mr. Heung Choo, and Mr. Kim Youngdun. UPO/Office of the Director for Internationalization and ASEAN Integration