Catanduanes State University

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CatSU CIT, DTI conduct skills training on Pili-based pastries at SSF Foodlab Center


The Shared Services Facility (SSF) or Foodlab Center, under the auspices of CatSU College of Industrial Technology (CIT), was filled with bakers and local pili processors participating in a Skills Training on Pili-based pastries held on Friday, March 10, 2023.

The training is a collaborative project of CatSU CIT and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) under its One Town product (OTOP) program, aimed at developing food products utilizing pili nuts as one of the main ingredients to strengthen the Pili Industry Cluster of the province.

“We are always excited about skills training like this being held here in CatSU and really glad to note that we are a part of the community members’ learning and growth in business,” said Ms. Jessa Tria, CatSU SSF Supervisor.

DTI Provincial Director Ma. Belma Q. Escueta expressed her gratitude and thanks to CatSU President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, for the strong partnership and providing a venue within the CatSU premises for business learnings and undertakings.

Dr. Azanza responded that the university is here to serve a purpose, not just for its students and clientele, but for the community as a whole.

“The university is for everybody; we exist not just as a higher learning institution in developing students to become future professionals, but also as a university that offers its services, expertise, and resources to help every individual in building their dreams and creating value-laden lives."

Pastry Chef Marlon Dy, an Albay-based Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprise engaged in the same line of business, served as the Guest Trainer for the day. Mr. Dy shared his Mayon Treats recipes and techniques and was also joined by Mr. Medel Pasion of RFM Corp. #CVecilles