Honda Cars renews partnership with Dualtech through training program for future Service Technicians
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) and Dualtech Training Center Foundation, Inc. jointly committed to an apprenticeship program that will further hone the technical skills of select students taking the course Electromechanics Technology. Dualtech is a non-profit technical-vocational school that provides in-school training with actual industry practice so that the students will gain the most relevant skills that will help them thrive in their field. The partnership with HCPI will benefit the students because their training will include the use of HCPI’s facilities and equipment, and they will be coached by globally trained Honda Service Technical Associates. In the near future, they will be ready to explore opportunities in car dealerships, and Dealers, on the other hand, will have access to a pool of qualified technical experts. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed on April 26, 2022, at HCPI Head Office in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Dualtech Center was established in 1982, the training institution was known for providing skills education and values formation to its trainees through partner companies. Notably, its TESDA-registered program also targets to help the less fortunate with limited resources to pursue their study. The duration of the Electromechanics Technology course is for two years. Phase one constitutes pure in-school training for six months at Dualtech. Phase two combines in-school training and in-plant training. Aside from bridging the gap in technical, electronics, mechanical, and electrical aspects, its way of training molds the individuals to become men of good morals and character, and exceptional faith.
Prior to the recent MOA signing, HCPI and Dualtech records technical training collaboration since 1993. The agreement states, “Both parties recognize the need for a joint effort in programs that make industry-responsive education and skills training accessible to the Filipino youth as a step towards nation-building while improving productivity and the quality of life.” Further, “HCPI and Dualtech will provide the best possible qualification through practical training study with relevant theoretical instruction. HCPI will prepare the trainees through actual experience and exposure to technologies, materials, tools, and equipment.” Present in the MOA signing are HCPI Executives, Mr. Delfin De Guzman, Ms. Vicenta Balarbar and Mr. Eddie Anastacio, and Dualtech President Mr. Arnolfo Morfe with his management team, Mr. Leonard Calma and Mr. Rommel Orfano.
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