On December 7, 2012, the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) inked partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding held at the CPSC Conference Room. Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub, CPSC Director General and Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, CHMSC President signed on behalf of their institutions, while Dr. Hazrat Hussain, CPSC Faculty Consultant and Dr. Salvador B. Zaragosa, Jr., Executive Director of CHMSC Talisay Campus acted as witnesses.

Exchange of MOUs. (From L-R) Dr. Hazrat Hussain, Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub, Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, and Dr. Salvador B. Zaragosa, Jr.

The MOU serves as an agreement between the parties to cooperate in exploring the potential for conducting joint training programs, projects and activities and new ventures in the field of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) such as joint research, publication and information dissemination; identification of opportunities for faculty and staff development and exchanging human resources expertise; and utilization and facilitation of training facilities and resources.

The understanding, which is valid for three years, is hoped to jump start the identification of concrete collaborative programs for mutual benefit of CPSC and CHMSC stakeholders.