THE first batch of 20 scholars who are recipients of a two-year technical vocational scholarship at the DualTech Training Center left for Laguna on Saturday, June 1, to study Electromechanical Technology under the dual training system.
The scholars are from the different cities and municipalities in Negros Occidental. They are Arnie Balinario (Sagay City), Jay-Ar Balinario (Sagay City), Angelo Belo (Cadiz City), Nielmar Calipayan (La Carlota City), Emel Canabal (Victorias City), Radin Celeste Jr. (Victorias City), Henry Deliron II (Manapla), Ronalde Dumdum (Sagay City), Jessie Esteban Jr. (Murcia), Justin Maratas (Escalante City), Gabril Navales (Cadiz City), Dione Olindang Jr. (Sagay City), Edrian Opialda (EB Magalona), Choniel Palasuelo (Sipalay City), John Rey Parreñas (Victorias City), Joren Pido (Silay City), Jerson Pillones (Sipalay City), Rolen Seballos (Silay City), Charles Joseph Singuay (Victorias City) and Mark Joseph Sudayan (Victorias City).
A fellowship and farewell lunch for the scholars was held at Buklod Study Center on June 1 and attended by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Buglas Foundation Inc. president Mr. Raffy Gonzales, treasurer Felipe Espinosa, Board of Trustee Mr. Joaquin Heras, Buklod Study Center Director Philip Carpina, Buglas Foundation staff and the parents and other family members of the scholars, among others.
Marañon, in his speech, said this is a big chance given to the students as this system of training is what made countries like Germany progress in the field of electromechanics.
The dual training system is a two-year personal training divided into six months theories and eighteen months industry placement that upon graduation will produce high quality and globally competitive electromechanics technicians.
Marañon challenged the scholars to be good examples to the succeeding batches, as there will be 380 more slots that will be opened to whoever is willing to avail it.
"Never forget to pray and ask God for guidance and strength. Thank Him for choosing you to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity to study and help your families in the future," he added.
The Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division is still looking for male high school graduates who are residents of Negros Occidental, 17-22 years old, no tattoos/piercings and are interested in studying electromechanics at the DualTech Training Center. (PR)