We had the opportunity to visit a fascinating vocational-technical school for boys called Dual-Tech in Nuvali. The school is designed for low-income male students to develop vocational training for employment within companies. Partnerships between large companies such as Lufthansa, Nestles, and Unilab provide students with real world training and application. Spiritual support is provided by Opus Dei. This school was modeled after a German program. Females are not admitted, and female instructors are not employed in the facility. I liked the concept and thought it would be a wonderful model for training in the United States in a co-ed environment. Link to website: http://www.dualtech.org.ph/
We visited the MHCC College Department, Teacher Training Institute. Upon arrival we were greeted with dancers, students and Sisters who provided us with wonderful performances. We entered the peaceful and beautiful lush green campus. We gathered in a large classroom where pre-service and beginning teachers asked us questions regarding education practices in the United States.