GOVERNOR Bong Lacson and representatives of Dualtech Training Center Foundation Inc., along with Buglas Foundation Inc., signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to provide scholarship to Negrense students for technical-vocational courses.
Dualtech was represented by its executive director Jerry Webb Muhi and registrar Rodolfo Sta. Ana III, while Buglas was represented by Roger Sarmiento and Quinito Heras during the signing held at the Provincial Capitol Building in Bacolod City.
For the third batch, 60 students from different cities and municipalities in the province were chosen.
They first passed the examination and interview conducted by Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division and Dualtech, before qualifying for the said scholarship.
The scholarship program is aimed at producing high quality electro mechanics technicians for industrial complexes in Negros Occidental and in the country as well.
Also, it aims to help many poor but deserving young Negrenses to be trained as electromechanics technicians under the dual training system.
Dualtech is a technical school in Calamba, Laguna with more than a thousand scholars from different provinces in the country. Buglas is its partner organization.
The institution's main program focuses on electromechanics technology that teaches basic skills, industrial skills, personal development, and further knowledge that include digital electronics and basic automation.
Lacson encouraged the students to perform well in their field despite the challenges they will face and to always remember that they are representing the province, Negros Occidental.
Meanwhile, Dualtech director Muhi said that he was impressed by the performance of the previous batches and hopes that more students will be given the same opportunity.
Also present were parents and guardians of the scholars. They also expressed gratitude to the provincial government for the scholarship grant given to their children.
The scholars, for their part, expressed gratitude for the opportunity given to them.
They also expressed determination to finish their studies in two years to be able to work for their families. (PR)