The Philippines, an archipelago with 7100 islands, features extensive coastlines, rich rain forests and a diverse range of birds, plants, animals and sea creatures. Philippines also hosts numerous educational institutions like private, preparatory and international schools, as well as laboratory and science high schools. Chinese, British, Americans and Japanese groups also have their own schools in the Philippines. Schools offering technical and vocational education accredited by TESDA also abound in the country.

Don Bosco Technical College

A private school with a Catholic heritage, Don Bosco Technical College offers all-boys elementary and secondary education, co-educational tertiary education, a night school, and vocational training education. Don Bosco Technical College is certified with ISO 9001:2000 via Moody International Certification in Malaysia. The institution features a dual academic-technical curriculum. At the high school, students can enroll in specialized subjects in computer technology, electronics, industrial drafting, mechanics and industrial electricity. Don Bosco Technical College also established its own Manpower Skills and Training Center to offer technical training. The Manpower Skills and Training Center offers training for field machinists, general electricians, industrial electronics and refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanics. The training lasts for 15 months with a 10-month in-school training and a five-month supervised on-the-job training.

Don Bosco Technical College 736 General Kalentong Street Brgy. Pag-asa Mandaluyong City, Philippines 1550 +63-2-531-8081

Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise

The Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise is an institution that provides training in technical skills, entrepreneurship and values formation to financially disadvantaged youth in Visayas and Mindanao. The Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise is certified by ISO 9001:2000 for Quality Management System and by PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2000 for Electrical Standards and Testing. The institution offers an Industrial Technician Program, Industrial Skills Training Program and Dual Training System. The Dual Training System combines both theoretical and applied training through school lectures and in-plant training and exposure. The Industrial Skills Training Program offers out-of-school-youth training through its industry assembler course and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) operator course. The Industrial Technician Program, the centerpiece program of the school, is a three-year, post-secondary training program for industry and entrepreneurial work through classroom lectures, laboratory and workshop practice, and an actual industrial internship. Potential students can choose from any of the available specializations, including electromechanics, industrial electronics, and mechanical and information technology.

Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise Brgy. San Jose Cebu City 6000, Philippines +63-32-346-1611

Center for Asian Culinary Studies

A culinary education and research facility, three of the country's leading chefs and food and beverage consultants operate the Center for Asian Culinary Studies. The culinary school offers a wide range of training programs and courses in baking and pastry, chocolate artistry cooking, food business management, food styling, health nutrition and wine. The Center for Asian Culinary Studies features state-of-the art culinary equipment from Europe and the United States. Center for Asian Culinary Studies also houses its own restaurant where students spend their internship.

Center for Asian Culinary Studies Holiday Gym & Spa Complex F. Torres Street Davao City 8000, Philippines +63-82-300-2227

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