CANDABA, Pampanga, Nov. 18 (PNA) — A training center of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) will soon be established in this town.
Town Mayor Rene Maglanque on Tuesday officially entered and signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with DHVTSU officials led by its president Enrique Baquing for the initial establishment of DHVTSU Training Center offering technical and vocational courses, in coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
“Our dream came true. We have now a university that offers technical and vocational courses and hopefully in a year or two, four-year college courses will be offered right here in our beloved town,” Maglanque said.
During the MOA signing, Baquing was accompanied by DHVTSU vice president Merriam Buenviaje, Dean Carlos Regala, Nemensio Tiongson and Architect Emil Clemente who will be assigned as DHVTSU coordinator in this town.
Municipal councilors Luis Pelayo, Thelma Macapagal, Carol Foz-David, Charina Sombillo, Linda Salac, Amy Rose Baylon, Randy Turla, together with the high school principals from public schools witnessed the event.
Maglanque worked for the realization of the DHVTSU training center.
He expressed optimism that eventually DHVTSU training center will turn into a satellite campus wherein college, masteral and doctorate degrees will be offered within a year or two.
With this, the mayor said that Candabenos need not to go to Mexico and Bacolor town to finish their courses.
Joel De Jesus, training coordinator of TESDA, will also assist in the DHVTSU training center here through the conduct of skills assessment and certification test.
Those who would pass shall be given TESDA national certificate, which is now a requirement for those who are seeking employment in Canada, Australia, Middle East and other countries.
The initial vocational and technical courses to be offered include automotive, electrical courses, dress making, food and beverage, cosmetology, among others.
Meanwhile, the Sangguniang Bayan has passed Resolution No. 36 Series of 2014 supporting the establishment of a training center/ satellite campus of the DHVTSU within the municipality.
The resolution also stated that as gesture of gratitude and appreciation, the municipal government renamed the Ms. Earth Park as DHVTSU satellite campus in honor of the premier learning institution. (PNA)