Success Stories

Since 2015, GPCCI supported more than 70 students to:

  • learn based on an enhanced curriculum;
  • undergo 600-800 hours of work-immersion;
  • follow a structured training plan;
  • be mentored by a trained in-company trainer; and
  • undergo a TESDA National Certificate assessment and Chamber Certification.


Desiree Rivero

Qualified in-company trainers are vital for the success of Dual Education and Training (DET). As mentors, they are responsible for the learning and personal development of the learners in the company. Ms. Desiree Rivero, trained in-company trainer of VJF Precision Toolings, shares her experience in guiding the learners in the company.


Under the Kto12 PLUS Project, GPCCI member company, MHE-Demag (P) Inc., reaps the benefits of opening its doors for Dual Education and Training (DET). Taking on the responsibility to provide practical skills training in the company - a crucial part of DET - MHE-Demag (P) Inc. contributed to the learners' successful skills development while growing its talent pool. Ms. Nerissa Austria, HR Executive of MHE-Demag, shares the company’s experience in implementing DET.

Rollmaster Machinery

A crucial element for the success of Dual Education and Training (DET) is strong business ownership. By being involved in the curriculum development and delivery of training, Rollmaster Machinery was able to attract and retain talent they need. Mr. Virgilio Lanzuela, President of Rollmaster Machinery, explains his motivation for investing in DET.

Romelie Jane Baclas

The work-based learning component of Dual Education and Training (DET) provides learners with the opportunity to gain specific professional knowledge and to improve their personal and practical skills and competencies. As the students grow more familiar with the practices in the workplace, they also gain more confidence to face the world of work. Romelie Jane Baclas, Metalworking Technology graduate under the Kto12PLUS Project, shares how DET made her “work-ready”.

Romeo Calibo

The goal of Dual Education and Training - the learning in school and the company - is to develop the practical skills of learners. Romeo Calibo, a Metalworking Technology graduate under the Kto12PLUS Project is now a regular employee at GPCCI member company, MHE-Demang (P) Inc.. He shares how his hands-on training helped him to transition from school to employment.