GPCCI helps develop programming skills among Senior Highschool graduates

17.09.18 AHK News

Under the K to 12 PLUS project, the German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) helped upgrade the computing capacity of the San Pedro Relocation Centre National Highschool (SPRCNHS) at the start of the new school year. Eleven computer units were turned over to the Metalworking Technology department of SPRCNHS, which has been a K to 12 PLUS project partner since 2015. “The computers will help us teachers implement contextualized subject such as Empowerment Technology, wich focuses on CNC Fundamentals and basic CAD/CAM skills,” says Ronald Ramos, one of the teachers at the Metalworking Technology department at SPRCNHS.

A necessity in modern-day machining, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) programming is used to model machine parts which later can be machined. "Students with technical drawing knowledge using AutoCAD or Solidworks will be able to visualize the metal work products that they will create thus, they become more competent and have the competitive advantage to be hired in the workplace," says Nerissa Austria, Senior Human Resource Executive of MHE-Demag, one of GPCCI’s member companies and an active supporter of the project.

The K to 12 PLUS project is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development to support the K to 12 educational reform in the Philippines. Under the project, GPCCI, alongside public and private partners, introduces elements of dual training to the Technical-Vocational- Livelihood Track of Senior High Schools.