Annalynn Ombalino-Abenoja is no stranger to hardships. She grew up in a farm in Siquijor barely making ends meet by helping her father plant corn, fruits, and vegetables. At some point, their money gave out. There was no chance for her to get into college until she took up the Production Technology offered at CITE.
When she qualified for the scholarship for Production Technology, a one-year course offered to out-of-school youth, she knew that she was on her way to realize her dreams.
Production Technology opened new doors for her. She began as a machine operator in Lear Corporation and was later promoted as production worker in wire harness assembly. Her six years of work experience gave her the tools of the trade, her challenges drove her to exceed her grasp.
Now, Annalynn is a KUMON teacher at the Children’s Activity Center. “It was my stepping stone. I have wanted to save because I was planning to pursue an education course,” Annalynn said. Annalynn is finishing her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Cebu.
(It’s) challenging. You need patience and a lot of understanding especially when it comes to handling kids with learning disabilities,” she says as she elatedly describes her teaching experience at pre-school.
“I want to serve, I love the feeling of sharing education to the young people,” she added.
Annalynn said that teaching kids even made her a doting mother to her 2-year old daughter, Ariane Leigh Grace. Arthur, her significant other, has been supportive of her vocation to make a lasting difference in the lives of her pupils every step of the way.
What You Should Know About Industry Skills Training Program
The Industry Skills Training Program (ISTP) course Industry Assembler/Operator Course is now a one-year program called Production Technology Course.
The ProdTech trainee must be a high school graduate between the ages of 18 and 25 inclusive. The in-school component remains at six weeks.
This is done through a minimum 8-day pre-deployment training at CITE training centers depending on the need of the partner-companies for Dual Training System (DTS) trainees, while the rest of the 6-week in-school training is done outside the office hours.
What is the cost of Production Technology Program?
The Production Technology course costs P40,000. Parents give a commitment fee (that their daughters or sons stay on until the end of the course) of P1,000.00 and costs for uniforms and ID’s are pegged at P350.00.
The Production Technology course is carried out as a study-now-pay-later plan, where the trainee gets to pay back the cost of training through a portion of the DTS fees that DTS companies provide.
How does a trainee pay up for he cost of the program?
Sixty percent (60%) of the fees go to trainee allowances and forty percent (40%) goes to pay back the cost of the course. Even as the course pays for itself, the trainees need funding for their in-school training and miscellaneous fees. Many of the trainees need help for transportation and meal expenses, while others who are from out-of-town also need help for board and lodging fees.
Even as some DTS companies require the trainees before the end of the six weeks of in-school training, most DTS partners wait for the six-week in-school training to finish before requiring the trainees to go on their DTS in-plant training mode.
How does one qualify?
- Single or married, male or female Filipino
- Graduate of high school, Alternative Learning System (ALS), college level
- Physically fit
- Must pass the admission test
- Annual family income per capita should not exceed P20,000
What are the requirements?
- Four pieces 1×1 ID pictures (with blue background)
- Four photocopies of high school report card or transfer credentials
- Four photocopies of birth certificate
- Four photocopies of parent’s latest income tax return (ITR/certificate of BIR tax exemption
- Four photocopies of certificate of good moral character
Interested? These people are willing to help you out.
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