Suzuki is Dualtech’s partner in providing in-plant training to students
Continuing to provide local employment opportunities, Suzuki Foundation, Inc. has partnered with Dualtech Training Foundation, Inc. in providing a 24-month vocational course focusing on holistic development of students centered on technical skills, work attitude and personal discipline.
In a partnership that started in 2012, Suzuki Philippines has become one of Dualtech’s partner companies in providing students with in-plant training. After the trainees’ 6-month course, they are deployed in Suzuki’s motorcycle manufacturing plant in Canlubang, Laguna so they can apply the skills they learned in an actual plant environment, while doing it with compensation.
The training program also benefits the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer as it helps the company to solve the skills mismatch through the development of homegrown talent/skilled trainees, who have the potential to be absorbed as full-time employees, and eventually become supervisors and managers in the future.
“We are always and forever grateful with our partners for without them Dualtech will not be where it is today. For the past 35 years, we have been striving and are continuously working hard to develop quality-trained, skilled, productive, enlightened and morally upright persons who are potential leaders to fulfill the needs of industry and the community. Suzuki Philippines have been a great venue for our students to be trained and we are more than happy that some of our graduates are already part of the Suzuki Family,” said Arnolfo Morfe, president of Dualtech Center.
To date, Suzuki has already accommodated around 150 in-plant trainees, with more than 10% of them taken in as regular employees.
Other than providing a venue for in-plant training, Suzuki is also extending aid for the Center’s various needs. The most recent is the establishment of its cafeteria so that students can dine in a more conducive environment rather than the existing kubos that they currently have now.