The College of Industrial Technology, through the initiative of Dean Antonio Deraja, invited Hytec Power Inc. to conduct a Hands-on Training for the newly purchased Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine last February 4 at the Talisay Campus Function Room.
“The longer the motor runs, the more energy consumption,” explained Engr. Tomas Armando, Hytec Technical Specialist, who further stressed, “Programming is crucial to reduce production time.”
Engr. Armando, who is also a priest, illustrated a sense of balance between technology and spirituality as he emphasized, “Students must not just use the machine but know how to prepare for their future.”
The faculty from the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, and Drafting Technology and the Institute of Information Technology were allowed to physically manipulate the CNC machine as a dry run before actual use in instruction.
The CNC machine calculates its operation based on X and Y coordinates, and its efficient use in shop classes will, in turn translate to cold, hard-earned cash for future graduates deployed in the industry.
Physical facilities development is key as the College shifts to Outcomes-Based Education (OBE), in keeping its instruction up to date with the industry standards, and that calculation is a cold, hard fact that the College readily addresses.