Another 9 trainees pursuing different agriculture majors at Cebu Technological University Barili completed their 6-month Holland on-the-job training program in Netherlands, making the courtesy call at the president’s office on October 24 symbolic of gratitude for his support on student mobility.
Reniel S. Mangyao, Blanche Franchette D. Llera, Mae Ann M. Tusit, Mariestela E. Dinopol, Andres A. Mari, Delmar T. Villegas, Shaira L. Tejero, Michelle B. Unabia, and Junie-an P. Bayking learned a lot including the culture of Holland.
Senior BS Agriculture major in Horticulture student, Mae Ann M. Tusit, in an interview, shared her insights during their stay in Netherlands. “One of the most significant things I’ve learned is that talent alone is not enough. It is an important component but it cannot guarantee success. We need to practice self-discipline and hard work. The whole experience of staying in a foreign country and facing different issues is quite memorable. It was really satisfying. We have learned a lot of things from their culture and most especially from the work assigned to us.
The international activity enabled them to learn practical skills in various agriculture-based technology companies: Europe B.V., Naktuibouw, Kwekirij JM Plants Company, Royal Van Zanten Breeding and the Roxawee B.V.
CTU Barili through SSCebu continues to lend massive support system to students who do their job well in the horticulture companies in The Netherlands. KML