Category : Extension | Sub Category : Partnership and Linkages Posted on 2022-03-09 14:49:17
Among the responsibilities of the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) is to lead Catandunganons not just in the education sector but also in promoting all the major and various industry sectors in the province of Catanduanes. The CatSU President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, in his FB post, shared the University’s role in the various initiatives of these sectors, one of which as he mentioned is for CatSU to actively assume its role as Learning Resource Institution (LRI) in supporting the efficient operation and success of the island’s industry boards.
CatSU as the island province’s premier institution of higher learning, supports the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) initiative in the creation of industry boards. As a matter of fact, as stated in Dr. Azanza’s post, “Catanduanes has been considered to be among the first to have formed the Tourism Industry Board.” He likewise added that the island has already established the Construction Sector Industry Board while the Agricultural Sector Industry Board is also well on its way to being organized.
CatSU President, Dr. Azanza recently attended the meeting of the Construction Industry Board spearheaded by former Virac Mayor Sammy V. Laynes. He said that, “the main objective is to strengthen this sector and encourage active involvement of the private sector in the Construction Industry to take the lead role in job creation as well as in hiring the TESDA trained graduates."
Dr. Azanza highlighted the importance of job and skills matching. “Graduates need to land jobs otherwise we will simply be producing a large army of unemployed,” he added.
This collaboration between the CatSU and the various industries with diverse backgrounds will help augment the employment sector by industry, generating more job opportunities in the province. "If everyone will help in promoting every key industry in the Island, our fellow Catandunganons will be assured of jobs and businesses will be able to flourish,” Dr. Azanza said.
In hope to build a strong relationship with the various sectors around the province with the common goal of securing better lives for all Catandunganons, CatSU continues to strengthen its collaboration and partnership with major industries by actively participating in all their endeavors. #GZafe