Dual Education and Training (DET) promotes learning in two venues: the school and the company. The DET approach maximizes the potentials of learners to gain industry-demanded skills that are crucial for the labor market and sufficiently prepare learners for immediate employment.
DET supports the development of a skilled workforce that meets labor market needs. Better skilled workers have a better chance for employment.
A skilled workforce, on the other hand, improves the economic competitiveness of companies and countries, further attracting investment and fostering job growth.
Download the DET Guidebook (PDF).
Chambers can play a significant role in mediating between the two actors in DET: the industry and the academe. Chambers can promote the DET approach and facilitate and maintain the public-private dialogue between all stakeholders.
Specifically, chambers can benefit through:
"Dual Education and Training gives my company assurance that standards are met and that quality is maintained. We are no longer forced to look for staff in Manila which saves us a lot on recruitment costs."
"We benefit not only with added manpower to our organization. It’s a tool we use in recruitment. When we train and they are interested to work in the company, they become part of the talent pool of the company."
"Our company has been an immersion venue for industrial training. As an industry partner of the project, we were actively involved in the design and development of the relevant curriculum. Contents were tailored towards the needs of the industry"
"We are privileged to have been given a chance to train our youth in microfinance so that if they choose to do so, they can become productive members of the industry and instruments in uplifting the lives of their respective families."
"We produce graduates with the skills needed in different industries. We find the program very good and aligned to the thrust of the school and our company which are providing skills and employment, respectively."
This website was developed under the K to 12 PLUS Project (2013-2020), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and initiated to support the Enhanced Basic Education reform in the Philippines.
German cooperation partners in this multi-stakeholder project included AFOS, GIZ, GPCCI, SBFIC, sequa gGmbH, and ZDH. Philippine cooperation partners included PCCI, CCCI, and Mindanao Microfinance Council.
AFOS – AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation
CCCI – Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.
GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
GPCCI – German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PCCI – Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
SBFIC – Savings Bank Foundation for International Cooperation
ZDH – Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks