The Foundation for Professional Training, Inc. (FPTI) was formally incorporated and duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 1982. FPTI operates Punlaan School (Punlaan is Tagalog of Seedbed) offering a non-formal program in household services, in the late 70s it becameFPTI’s first project. Punlaan, pioneered the offering of the now-successful German-inspired dual-training program – a model of an industry-led and supported Tec-Voc educational program with on the job training in hotel and restaurant.
During the 80s to the 90s, FPTI established more schools and subsequently registered them under TESDA (1990s) for the TecVoc program and by 2016, under the Department of Education (DepEd) for the Senior High School program under the tech-voc track.
The journey of the educational projects led to the FPTI expansion which includes the establishment of Anihan Technical School in Calamba, Laguna (around 52 km south of Manila) in 1986, and Banilad Center for Professional Development in Cebu (Central Visayas) in 1989. At the onset of the 90’s, Habihan School was inaugurated to reach out to communities in Quezon City. With more schools and more beneficiaries, the 1990’s saw FPTI gearing for growth in service through development of its programs.
The 2-year tec-voc program offered by the FPTI Schools has consistently provided 100% employment to its graduates in the hotel and restaurant industry and garnered an accolade of awards for the training centers and its alumni.
With more than 20 years of commitment to service and development, FPTI continues to meet the challenges of its various stakeholders — women from all walks of life, especially those with lesser means, volunteers, service sector partners, donors, and friends — through constant nurturing of its core educational values and updating of strategies for honing its competencies.