CTU’s HERO Project Inspires Hope

Cebu Technological University, in collaboration with the Education Development Center – United States Agency for International Development (EDC-USAID), achieved a significant milestone with the successful execution of the Higher-Level Education or Training Readiness Orientation (HERO) on April 11-12, 2024, hosted at CN., Bldg., CTU-Main Campus.

Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Sheilalaine G. Romulo, the HERO Project, a commendable initiative by the Center for Social Innovation and the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), takes strides towards social responsibility. The project aims to empower out-of-school youth (OSY) in Cebu City by providing information and guidance to ALS learners aspiring to pursue higher education or vocational training. By facilitating their transition into colleges or technical-vocational schools, the project not only enhances their prospects for gainful employment but also nurtures their capacity for entrepreneurship.

In a testament to collaborative efforts, the HERO Project receives support from various entities. Notably, the Cebu City Local Government Unit, through the Cebu City Youth Development Commission, stands as a vital ally in this endeavor. Alongside CTU, esteemed institutions such as the University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Southern Philippines, School of Knowledge for Industrial Labor, Leadership and Service (SKILLS), Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD), and DepEd Cebu City unite in solidarity to drive positive change in the community.

Through the collective commitment of these stakeholders, the HERO Project not only fosters educational advancement but also cultivates a brighter future for the youth of Cebu City, laying the foundation for inclusive growth and sustainable development. I Almie Mata