FPTI-Punlaan School

FPTI-Punlaan School is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Courses (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Punlaan School pioneered the German Model of the Dual Training System for the Hotel and Restaurant industry in the Philippines in 1993. Since we began in 1975, we have provided holistic education and training to women with fewer means, helping them to acquire the general culture and the specific formation needed to work in tourism-related establishments.

Punlaan School is owned and operated by the Foundation for Professional Training, Inc. (FPTI) a non-stock, non-profit organization that establishes schools directed to provide professional training in the areas of home and institutional services, technology and management.

The school’s funding comes from voluntary donations from the government, private sectors and private individuals.

FPTI-Punlaan School

Address: No. 173 M. Paterno St., San Juan City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 727-05-81 to 82
Email: inquire@punlaanschool.edu.ph

TESDA Approved Programs

List of TESDA Courses offered in FPTI-Punlaan School

TEC-VOC Course Offered Duration
Cookery NC II 316 hours
Domestic Work NC II 218 hours
Food and Beverage Services NC II 356 hours
Housekeeping NC II 436 hours


The Punlaan School was founded in the early 1970s by a group of volunteer housewives who were inspired by the words of Saint Josemaria Escriva on love for family, fellow and God: “Love means deeds and not sweet words.” Saint Josemaria believed that the poor must receive effective and efficient help so that they can, in turn, help themselves and their families live and progress in accord with their dignity as productive citizens, free from any form of social or economic discrimination. As Saint Josemaria said, “there is only one race to which all people belong: the race of the children of God.”

Punlaan School was born to transform lives of poor young women by giving them the chance to study, earn for themselves and provide a good living for their families, and bring back their dignity that have been buried under ignorance and, often, under sub-human living conditions. Since its inception in 1975, Punlaan School became one of the very first technical training schools, which offered culinary, dining service and housekeeping services for young students, housewives and househelpers. In the same year, it was officially recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd) for the launch of its one-year Home Arts Course. In 1985 it was recognized as a technical vocational institute offering a two-year technical course in Home Arts. By 1991, it modified the two-year Home Arts Program to Hotel Services and Food Preparation Technology, and upgraded the one-year Home Arts to the Home Skills Training Program. In 1993 it pioneered the two-year German Dual Training Program in Food and Beverage Services for the hotels and restaurants in the Philippines sponsored by the Landesinstitut for Internationale Berufsbuildung in Germany in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP).

In 1994, President V. Fidel Ramos signed the Dual Training Law institutionalizing the Dual Training System as the preferred mode of vocational training. During that time, Punlaan was selected as a showcase of the TESDA (Technical Education & Skills Development Authority) for the actual implementation of the dual training program. By 2009, Punlaan School had upgraded the Home Skills Training Program with the TESDA Competency Based Curriculum for the Household Services Program. In 2014 it became one of the first few schools approved as a Senior High School, administering the Senior High School Dual Training Program -Technical Vocation Track in Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

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 727-05-81 to 82. You can also visit FPTI-Punlaan School. The assessment center is located at No. 173 M. Paterno St., San Juan City, Philippines.

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    Hi Tesda,

    Iam a graduate of Punlaan school under Food and Beverage program last 2008.

    I am seeking for your asistance for submission of educational documents to ECA (Education Credentials Assessment) of Canada.

    I am currently applying for a job position bound to Canada.

    Where can I get the Tesda certificate?

    Thank you.

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