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JIB to open Culinary School

Davao City said Tuesday that the foundation will be opening a P34-million worth Culinary School in the city this June. Djan Angelo Capinpin, executive assistant to JIB chair, told reporters during Wednesday's edition of the Club 888 press forum that JIB has invested a lot for the school, saying it also poured in around P50 million for the facilities. Arroyo Watch: Sun.Star blog on President Arroyo "It is a five-storey building located along Bonifacio Street. Three storeys will be for the three kitchens with state-of-the-art facilities, while the other two storeys are for the administration and for the classrooms," Capinpin said. He added that at the moment, 24 students from Davao City have already inquired about enrolling in the culinary school. He added that another 30 students are also targeted to be trained for the second batch. Capinpin claimed that the cost of culinary education with the JIB is more than twice than the average cost fixed by other culinary schools. However, he said the investment that one will spend for studying a course will be more than enough when one gets a job. "Studying at the JIB culinary school will mean that student is studying for an international degree, the cost of education is higher, but the return of investment is also high. The course will cover the curriculum of the Technical Further Education (Tafe), which is based in Australia," he said. He added that aside from the students from Mindanao, JIB will also target the market in Manila. "But right now, our focus is in Mindanao. The students here are very skillful but they don't have just the venue to express themselves and be exposed with such opportunities," he said. Capinpin said JIB decided to choose Mindanao as the venue of its culinary school, which is considered to be the most prestigious culinary school in the country because "it is more conducive to study in Mindanao than in Manila." He said the teachers of the culinary school will include a Belgian who will train students earning Tafe certificates upon graduation. The certificate to be given is a Certificate 111 Hospitality-Commercial Cookery, which is one of the occupations listed under the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) of the Migration Laws of Australia as of September 2007. This is one of the most in-demand skills that will give the student the edge if he intends to migrate and work in the same country. The partnership of the Tafe and JIB is another first in Mindanao, a clear indication of the high quality of manpower resources in the island. (JGRS)