/ 24 September 2020

THE UNIVERSIDAD de Manila will launch its technical and vocational education and training program through the Center for Micro-credentialing and Industry Training this month.

UDM President Malou Tiquia said that the school has to strengthen its technical programs to help Manileños, businesses that need certification for their employees, and returning overseas workers affected by the Covid19 pandemic.

“Filipinos should look at technical skills more because we have so many returning OFWs without formal training but have excellent skills that only need national certification. We have individuals trained on the job without academic degrees that only need certification to be hired internationally. We should not be ashamed of blue-collar work,” Tiquia said.

“Our educational system should learn more about the European model, where there are excellent technical schools. The bias against blue-collar work will have to stop, and we can only do that with prestigious tech-voc programs,” she added.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ronald A. Herrera said that the school will seek TESDA accreditation.

The CMIT will be headed by Engr. Picasso F. dela Cruz .

Courses to be offered by CMIT are 2D animation, 3D game art development, bread and pastry production, wood technology, programming, photography SLR and mobile, graphic design, android app development, bookkeeping, web development and welding, among others.