TACLOBAN CITY – The city government of Ormoc is conducting a survey on what courses that will be offered for the proposed community college to be run by the local government.
This was disclosed by Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez who explained that by doing a survey, particularly among businessmen in the city, graduates from the planned community college will easily lands a job.
“We are not just picking courses. We are running a survey para we will know what are the gaps and to know what skills and courses the business community needs,” she said.
“We are looking at offering not too many courses. We just want to start with the first three to five in demand courses because we want to make a difference in the employment,” Gomez added.
Gomez further said that they also want that all graduates of the community college will no longer look for jobs outside the city.
Students from Ormoc City who are qualified will have a full scholarship, it was learned.
As part of this preparation, Ormoc officials led by Mayor Gomez and Leyte Rep. Richard Gomez, a former mayor of the city, visited Valenzuela last August 2.
The city of Valenzuela, which has a sisterhood agreement with Ormoc, runs its own college school.
“We are very delighted to become a sister city of Valenzuela because this is the place which sparked our goal of creating a beautiful community college in Ormoc. When we first came here last July, we saw your college and we were very impressed, it was so beautiful and we realized it was something we needed in Ormoc,” Mayor Gomez said during the signing of the sisterhood agreement last August 2.
Prior to having a sisterhood agreement with Valenzuela, the city government also had a benchmarking in Burauen town that has its own community college established in 2019 with only 549 students and now has more than 4,000 enrolled students not only from the municipality but also from its neighboring towns. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)