Zambo school aims to become Asia’s 'welding training center'

By R. G. Antonet Go

July 25, 2019, 6:12 pm

<p>Dr. Nelson Cabral, Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) president.</p>

Dr. Nelson Cabral, Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) president.

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The government-run Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) aims to become the welding training center for Asia, said its president, Dr. Nelson Cabral.

Cabra said Thursday ZCSPC and the Lincoln Electric Southeast Asia are set to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to establish a welding training center at the school.  

Lincoln Electric Southeast Asia is an American multinational and a global manufacturer of welding products, arc welding equipment, welding consumables, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and robotic welding systems, the ZCSPC president said.

Cabral said the Lincoln Electric will provide the school the needed equipment for the establishment of the training center, while ZCSPC will allocate PHP10 million for the opening of the training center, including the training of its faculty by Lincoln Electric in Singapore.

The welding training center will cater to students who will study in specialize field such as ship and industrial arc welding, among others, he said. He added that the graduates of the welding training center can be employed abroad as the teaching instruction is of international standard.

Cabral said he expects students from other countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and others to enroll at the training center for welding.

ZCSPC, he said, aims to become the top polytechnic school in Mindanao, and that they continue to upgrade its academic offerings and provide effective and efficient services through advanced technological studies and research.

“Graduates of technology courses are in demand in factories and industries,” he said the reason why they continue to upgrade the school. (PNA)