CIIT College of Arts and Technology and The Food Sector Clusters of Biscuits, Sweet Preserves, Calamansi, and Wines/Spirits entered into a memorandum of agreement to further the training opportunities of our students in their respective fields and to provide assistance to the Food Clusters regarding their web sites, logo, and brochure designs.
CIIT believes that pursuing a partnership with the Food Clusters will provide the students more industry experience and advanced technological tools that will give a boost to our country’s workforce. In return for providing on-the-job training to our students, the students will cooperate with Food Clusters in creating web sites, designing concepts, and developing group catalog designs and logos to enhance their identity. In time, students can move forward to package and bottle designs for these delicacies that would appeal to foreign markets.
Those who were present to sign the memorandum of agreement were Food Clusters representative Ferdinand Cabo Chanpongco and Rose Marie G. Castillo, Divison Chief, Food Division, Bureau of Export Trade and Promotion DTI; Myrna A. Almarines, Assistant Chief, Food Division, BETP-DTI; Lourdes Panopio and Roselle Florendo of Sweet Preserves; Dominic Milan of Biscuit Group Philippines; Helen Del Rosario and Neneth Siao of Philippine Calamansi Association; and Wilson Albert S. Galapon of Philippine Wines and Spirits.
This is definitely the start of a fruitful friendship that will jumpstart the careers of our graduates and will make CIIT known as a niche for future design professionals.