The KEITECH Educational Foundation, Inc. was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on February 6, 2009. The Foundation owns and operates the Kananga-EDC Institute of Technology (KEITECH) a technical-vocational school established by geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with the local government of Kananga in Leyte and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
KEITECH helps the poorest of the poor by addressing high poverty incidence and unemployment rate in the municipality of Kananga in Leyte and enabling qualified youth to acquire the top skills that are locally and globally in-demand.
Each student receives a full scholarship and are given accommodations and meals for the duration of their training. Moreover, KEITECH’s 10-month training program is tailor-fit to the most in-demand jobs in construction, metals and engineering, and Tourism- Hotel Restaurant Service. While it followed the prescribed curriculum of TESDA, KEITECH went one notch higher by incorporating life skills and values formation programs so the trainees will acquire not just the technical skills but also the professionalism and right attitude towards work. This consists of a discipline-oriented training environment, with values development focusing on respect, honesty, teamwork, leadership, cleanliness, and others. The Foundation likewise assists its graduates in their placement and employment requirements. Since 2009, KEITECH has over 1000 graduates with 100% passing rate in all TESDA’s National Assessment