Danao—-Minibea Mitsumi, CTU Danao and the Technical Education Skills Authority (TESDA) held talks last week on training program preliminaries under the Dual Training System (DTS) and TESDA circular 31, s. 2012, which included new guidelines for on-the-job training.
Dual Training System (DTS) RA 7686 Act of 1994 is an instructional delivery system of TVET that combines 60 % in-company and 40% in-school trainings based on a plan collaboratively designed and implemented by an accredited dual system educational institution/agricultural, industrial and business establishment.
The campus dean of instruction Dr. Decem Suladay sought support from the CTU president during the meeting to materialize the ladderized policy, allowing students enrolled in the DTS program to earn academic units.
Combining the existing and proposed paradigms to result in a baccalaureate degree was the president’s initial take on the matter.
The plan would put Minibea Mitsumi at the fore of development, whose core principle resides in the business dynamics of CTU OJTs whom they perceive as the company’s asset.
Once plan is finalized, the company promised to continue their partnership with CTU, increasing job opportunities within Cebu province and neighboring cities and municipalities.
However, the company posed questions regarding graduates in the Senior High School, who would rather work in industries to have 100% salary than enroll in the DTS program where they only get 30%, as their status would still indicate enrollment at the university. CTU has yet to respond to the concern and hopefully arrive at a plan practicable for skilled senior high students.
With training subsumed in the internship agenda, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Director Maria Elena Arbon shared the Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab), which focuses more on digital publication and aims to creating more skilled engineers.
“It aims to inspire people and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into new products and prototypes by giving them access to a range of advanced digital manufacturing technology” Arbon said.
CTU system is looking forward to continuing ties with Minibea Mitsumi as well as in benefiting from DTI’s fabrication laboratories (FABLABs).ICPA Danao