Despite the havoc and negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the Diploma programs of the RTC-KorPhil Davao, one hundred thirteen (113) joyful graduates of the 3-Year Diploma programs of the Center with their proud parents marched during the 2022 2nd Commencement Exercises on December 16, 2022, 1:00 PM at the RTC-KorPhil Davao’s Multi-purpose Hall.
To recall, the first batch of RTC-KorPhil Davao’s Diploma program was only two (2) years before the 3-Year Diploma program for the nine (9) trade areas of the Center was offered in 2018. On this 16th day of December, 2022, the graduates were all belong to the 3-Year Diploma programs of the Center.
These students from the first batch of 3-Year diploma programs undergone not only the challenges of their curriculum but by the skintight squeeze brought by the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic along with their three years of learning journey. Some of those who did not able to graduate may fallen due to pandemic lock downs, others due to late Supervised Industry Learning (SIL) schedules, while many were decided to stop studying and started to work as middle-skilled workers (utilizing their skills from their resultant subjects) just to help their families survive the negative impacts of the pandemic.
The theme of the graduation “”Pagbangon, Pag-asa at Pag-abante Tungo sa Makabagong Trabaho” befitted the ordeals experienced by the graduates and their parents/guardians hence they felt it deep inside and proud on how they beat such. Vis-à-vis to the theme Barangay Captain Merjade Deles-Calvo encouraged the graduates in her message that they should not stop from making themselves better all the time and in every circumstance they are to face as they are now leaving the portals of their Alma Mater and to start facing the next chapters of their lives in the world of works.
Here are the number of graduates in every trade area to deem:
Diploma in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Technology (DABET) – 14
Diploma in Automotive Technology (DAT) – 7
Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology (DCET) – 11
Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Technology (DHRT) – 17
Diploma in Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning / Refrigeration Technology (DHVACT) – 9
Diploma in Industrial Automation and Mechatronics Technology (DIAMT) – 8
Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) – 24
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology (DMET) – 19
Diploma in Welding Technology (DWT) – 4
Congratulations to graduates and parents/guardians – you are indeed victorious!!!