Suzuki Philippines Inc., the manufacturer of superior quality Suzuki Motorcycles and the exclusive distributor of Suzuki Automobile, Suzuki Outboard Motor and Suzuki Genuine Parts in the country, continues to provide local employment opportunities as part of its social responsibility through the Suzuki Foundation Inc. and its Suzuki Helps, Aids and Rebuilds (SHARE) program to help uplift the country’s economy.
In light of this, Suzuki Philippines Inc. is continuing its partnership with Dualtech Center, a private vocational school that pioneered the adaptation of the German Dual Training System in the Philippines and is a project of Dualtech Training Foundation Inc.
The center offers a 24-month course that focuses on holistic development of students, centering on technical skills, good work ethic and personal discipline, aiming to help alleviate the widespread poverty in the country.
As one of the center’s partners, Suzuki provides students with in-plant training, which began in 2012 when the Japanese giant moved its motorcycle manufacturing plant in Canlubang, Laguna where Dualtech Center is located.
Suzuki deploys dual trainees after their six-month training at the school, which provides a venue for the trainees to learn by doing through work in an actual manufacturing plant environment with compensation.
This scheme also benefits Suzuki as it helps the company solve its skills mismatch through the development of homegrown talent and skilled trainees immersed in the workings of the company’s plant, all of which have the potential to be absorbed as full-time employees with opportunities for horizontal and vertical career growth.
To date, Suzuki has already accommodated approximately 150 trainees with more than 10 percent of them taken in as regular employees.
Apart from on-the-job training in its plant, Suzuki is also extending aid for the center’s various needs. The most recent example is the establishment of a cafeteria which provides a more relaxed and social atmosphere.
The ceremonial turnover of donation was held during Dualtech Center’s celebration of its 35th Founding Anniversary at the Partners’ Recognition Day last October 26. Present at the turnover
were Dualtech Center President Arnolfo Morfe, Dualtech Center Corporate Secretary Marvin Adolfo, Suzuki Foundation Inc. President and Suzuki Philippines Managing Director Norminio
Mojica, and Suzuki Human Resources Deparment Head Atty. Joselito Calivoso Jr.
“Suzuki shares Dualtech’s goals in lessening poverty through dual-training. It has been working really well for both of us because we have produced very reliable and highly skilled employees and we can attest to that. And it is certain that Suzuki will continue to be a partner of Dualtech in the years to come,” said Mojica.