Historical Background

Balamban is a coastal municipality in the island province of Cebu. Way back during the 1980s, there were only a few opportunities for trade and employment in the area.

In 1992, Balamban, Cebu was transformed into a first-class municipality when Cebu Industrial Park Developers, Inc. (CIPDI) began operations in the area to develop the Western Cebu Industrial Park (WCIP). Tsuneishi Heavy Industries started developing land and construction of shipbuilding facilities in 1994.

Internal migration occurred when Balamban, Cebu was developed into an industrial zone with catamaran manufacturing, ship building, ship repair, recycling, among its industries. With the offshoot of the industrial movement in the area, there was a great need for a training center where future workers could learn skills and eventually find employment within.

Thus, upon the invitation of the town mayor and the local business community, the Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and Training Center – Balamban, Inc. (formerly Don Bosco Balamban Technological Center Inc.) was set-up in 1998 with a course offering on Industrial Welding.

Don Bosco TVET Center – Balamban is part of the Don Bosco – One TVET Philippines, Inc. – a network of 18 TVET centers in the country that continues and strengthens the mission of St. John Bosco to the underprivileged youth. 

Don Bosco TVET Center Balamban offers qualifications in Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding, Basic Flux Cored Arc Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding.

As of today, the Salesians and staff of Don Bosco TVET Center Balamban continues its mission to form the under-privileged students in the Salesian Educational System making them into Good Christians and Productive Citizens.

Don Bosco TVET Center Balamban strives to develop and train students who are highly qualified and globally competitive by providing Quality Technical Education to the poor and the underprivileged youth for gainful employment.

The Don Bosco TVET Center Balamban is located in Prenza 2.5 kilometers away from the town proper.