Dual Training System


The Dual Training System (DTS) is a mode of training delivery which combines theoretical and practical training. It is called “dual” because the training happens in two venues – the school and the company. The student-trainee reports to the school once a week (on a Monday or a Friday) while he works and trains in the company during the rest of the week.

The program embodies a strong cooperation between CITE and your company and aims to benefit both components and the student. CITE will send the student-trainees to your company for in-plant training and exposure. Your company makes good use of their skills and potentials by assigning them jobs where they could learn and be productive at the same time.

Your company, as a DTS partner, becomes a sponsor to the student-trainee by contributing to his partial cost of education in CITE in the form of training subsidies. The in-plant-training duration is projected at 15 months. Throughout this period, the student-trainees would acquire relevant knowledge and skills as their training progresses and as they become more productive. Thus, they contribute productively to your company’s competent workforce.

The newly agreed DTS subsidy is 85% of the current minimum wage per day of duty and is comprised of the following breakdown: 75% of which shall come from the regular subsidy under R.A. 7686 while the 10% shall come from the company as its generous counterpart to cover the training cost of the in-school training of the student-trainee. The disbursement of the DTS subsidy shall be based on the following scheme: 40% of the agreed subsidy shall go to the student-trainee as his daily allowance while the remaining 60% shall cover his educational cost in CITE. Any other amount like overtime pay and premium/monetary incentives shall go directly to the student-trainee. Through this scheme, your company has in a way become a co-sponsor of the student-trainee’s scholarship.

To further help steer this program, CITE and your company will together develop a Training Plan.

The Training Plan details the assigned areas, activities, timeframe, and assigned supervisor among others.


1. Immediate Objectives

• to provide competent manpower trainee for your company. Our student-trainees in DTS can do most of the jobs of a regular technician since they are of high-end sort.

• to promote active cooperation with your company in manpower development.

• to minimize the expenditures of our school in acquiring expensive training equipment, and materials by sending our students to your company where these facilities are already in existent. The said equipment is optimized since it is utilized for training aside from its usual usage.

2. Long-term Objective

• to produce the right manpower for the industry.


• Ensure proper training of the student-trainee
• Subsidize the student-trainees’ partial cost of education as stated in letter A
• As embodied in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)


• Ensure proper training of the students
• Disburse the student-trainees’ at 40% of the agreed subsidy (note: refer to Letter A) while the 60% will cover his partial educational cost
• Other responsibilities as embodied in the Memorandum of Agreement


1. Personnel Recruitment Process- Besides the savings in manpower cost, the training itself serves as a screening process for future staff requirements. After training, your company may hire the student.

2. The student-trainee has already acquired the basic skills of a technician hence he may be assigned tasks that are normally done by a regular worker.

3. Social Impact – Our students come from lower income families; your company’s participation is a means to practice corporate social responsibility.


Day Release Scheme (for 3 years training in the Industrial Technician Program)

Alternative 1
In-School Training : every Monday of the week
In-Plant Training : Tuesday-Saturday

Alternative 2
In-School Training : every Friday of the week
In-Plant Training : Monday-Thursday, Saturday

Alternative 3
In-School Training : every Tuesday of the week
In-Plant Training : Monday, Wednesday-Saturday

Alternative 4
In-School Training : every Thursday of the week
In-Plant Training : Monday, Tuesday-Saturday

Alternative 5
In-School Training : every Wednesday of the week
In-Plant Training : Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday



• Monotype training mode

• Training takes place in one venue at a time

• Has no legal basis. MOA is not a requirement

• Utilizes only practical training

• Training is always irrelevant since no training plan is developed

• No assurance of equitable social opportunity since resources are limited and allowance is optional

• Vague chances of employment due to outdated skills and knowledge of the trainee

• No tax incentives since the government does not recognize this training mode

• Training is not monitored nor evaluated


• Dual type training mode. Training takes place in two venues

• Has legal basis (DTS Act of 1994, R.A. 7686) and MOA

• Combines theoretical and practical training

• Offers quality relevant training due to accessibility of resources and well-coordinated delivery of instructional activities.

• Cost-efficient

• Offers equitable social opportunity due to availability of resources and provision of allowances

• Assures higher employability of graduates.

• Tax incentives.

• Training undergoes a regular and periodic monitoring and evaluation.