Minibea, CTU, TESDA discuss Dual Training System for new internship guidelines

from left: Dean of Instruction Decem Suladay, Minibea Mitsumi officials and Campus Director Rose Mary Almacen

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