The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Chamber Assessment, Certification & Accreditation Service (CCCI-ACAS) on February 28 conducted a Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among industry-academe stakeholders for seafood production sector to pursue Dual Education and Training (DET).
DET is a program that fosters joint educational responsibility between the collaborating companies of an industry and the school or tech-voc institute facilitated by the business membership organization like the CCCI.
The agreement pursues defining, refining, and initiating the implementation of sustainability mechanisms for active private sector involvement within the FISH Visayas Project, a multi-stakeholder initiative supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation & Development to improve and sustain the income situation of the fisheries dependent families, as well as the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) along the Fisheries and related Food Value Chains in Central Visayas.
The MoU signing ceremony commences the engagement of the Seafood Production Academe- Industry cluster with CCCI and its partner the AFOS for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation.
The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry was represented by CCCI President Felix Taguiam and Executive Director, May Elizabeth Ybañez with CCCI-Bantayan Island Chapter President Lito Maderazo, and CCCI-ACAS Committee Chair and the Country Resident Representative of AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation, Teresa Pono.
Representatives from the Industry were President of Central Seafoods, Inc. Joseph Nelson Bascones who is also the President of the Philippine Association of Crabs Processors Inc.,, President Kunho Choi of Phil-Union Frozen Foods, Inc., represented by its VP for Planning and Management, Marudina Villegas, with Siargao’s Bounty and Seafoods Corporation President, Philip Señora II.
From the Academe were Engr. Alden Salazar, MBA, the President and Chairman of the Board of Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology; Atty. Elijah Manuel Sarausad, representing Atty. Augusto Go as the Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of Cebu.