Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD) Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD) is a vocational technical school, established in October 1992 that offers one and two-year courses in Hotel and Restaurant Services (HRS) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
BCPD has been an active member of the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) since 2002 in order to keep its curriculum and training responsive to industry standards and market trends.
To achieve synergy and solidarity with other institutions involved in education, BCPD has been a member of the Coalition for Better Education (CBE) since 2003.
In 2008, BCPD was registered as a Training Center under the Department of Tourism (DOT) to offer short courses to upgrade competencies of stakeholders in the tourism industry in accord with globally-competitive standards.
It was in January 1987 when the Prelate of Opus Dei, Msgr. Álvaro del Portillo came to the Philippines for a Pastoral trip. He saw the plight of the poor people especially the children, living in shanties and cramped in some areas of Cebu City .
In a get-together with more than a thousand guests at the Cebu Plaza Hotel (now Marco Polo Plaza Hotel), he encouraged all to initiate projects aimed at alleviating poverty and helping the less-privileged to have a more humane and dignified life. Inspired by Msgr. Álvaro’s words, the construction of a vocational school for women started in 1989. By 1991, His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal Vidal inaugurated the building.
Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD) is a vocational technical school, established in October 1992 that offers one and two-year courses in Hotel and Restaurant Services (HRS) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
BCPD program is holistic, that is, it develops the student’s human-cultural, academic, skill, and ethical potencies. It adopts a tutorial system or mentoring program. Female high school graduates with meager financial means take the entrance examination, are interviewed with the parent and visited in their homes to qualify for the scholarship program. This is the meaning of gender sensitivity today: to capacitate women with productive skills to take a more active role in society and live with dignity.
Since 1997, BCPD adopted the dualized training system (DTS) modality, which meant two venues for skills training, the school and the industry. Hence, the three to six months on-the job training industry exposure was institutionalized. In 2005, BCPD revised its curriculum adopting the competency-based curriculum and training (CBCT) framework in accordance to the new policy orientation of TESDA; the Unified Technical Vocational Education and Training Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS). This curriculum innovation was supported by Reledev-AusAID, an Australian-based non-government organization in collaboration with the Australian government. This assistance allowed the school to expand enrollment to full capacity, develop the courseware materials, and upgrade the facilities, particularly, the kitchen laboratory.
In 2007, BCPD was granted by TESDA the UTPRAS registration for six (6) Level II Qualifications; namely: Commercial Cooking (CC), Housekeeping (H), Food and Beverage Services (FBS), Baking and Pastry Production (BPP), Front Office Services (FOS) and Bartending (B); offered as bundles of competencies in the three courses: Hotel and Restaurant Services I & II and In-Residence Training Program. In 2008, the Department of Tourism (DOT) through Secretary Ace Durano assisted BCPD to build an annex to accommodate more students needed in the hotel, restaurant and tourism industry.
Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD)
Address: Arch. Reyes Ave., Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (032) 412-7131
TESDA Approved Programs
Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD)” in the province of Cebu.
List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs
|Baking and Pastry Production NC II||386 hours|
|Bartending NC II||444 hours|
|Commercial Cooking NC II||534 hours|
|Food and Beverage Services NC II||434 hours|
|Front Office Services NC II||544 hours|
|Housekeeping NC II||544 hours|
Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:
- At least 18 years of age
- At least High School Graduate
- Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
- With good moral character
- Undergone a pre-training assessment
- Can communicate both orally and in written form
Training Fees and Schedule
The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.
For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.
Location and Contact Information
For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number (032) 412-7131. You can also visit Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD). The assessment center is located at Arch. Reyes Ave., Cebu City, Philippines.