Romblon’s first 2 school factories for metals, woodworking inaugurated

Published October 17, 2021, 3:48 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

Romblon’s first school factories for metals and woodworking have been inaugurated this month, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said.

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DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña reported Friday, Oct.15 that the DOST-Mimaropa (Mindoro, MArinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in collaboration with the Romblon State University (RSU) inaugurated the school factories on Oct. 1.

Situated in RSU’s main campus, the two school factories are being managed by its Research, Development, and Innovation Department.

“The school factories are innovation laboratories intended to provide students an avenue to engage in real life practice and application of theories for them to get oriented with the industrial workplace settings and business operations,” the DOST chief said.

He said both the metal fabrication and woodworking factories house facilities which can safely transform raw materials into meaningful products for the university and the community. These would include student desks, cubist tables, office cubicles, shelves, cabinets, dispensers, and other mix-media products.

“The joint effort is geared not only towards advancing globally competitive education but also for promoting innovation among local workers and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) engaging in metals and woodworking.”

De la Peña said that RSU President Dr. Merian Mani highlighted how such collaborative initiatives with DOST-MIMAROPA will reinforce their goal to serve with honor and excellence and nurture students for success beyond the university.