New TUP training campus to rise in Clark Green City
(The Philippine Star) - January 18, 2016 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – Clark Green City has been chosen by the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) as the site of its new innovative campus that would specialize in industrial and technology skills development.

In a statement yesterday, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and chief executive officer Arnel Paciano Casanova said TUP has signed an agreement with the state-run corporation for the establishment of the TUP Center for Industrial Development and Productivity in Clark Green City.

Under the memorandum of understanding, BCDA would allocate 20 hectares within Clark Green City for the development of the training center.

TUP is a state university mandated to provide higher and advanced vocational, technical, industrial, technological, and professional education and training in the industries and technology, and practical arts leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees.

Casanova said the TUP project would complement the development of Clark Green City by training manpower potential in technical, industrial, technological and professional skills development and also by providing the necessary human resource support to industries within the city and around the region.

“Envisioned to be the knowledge and innovation capital of the country, Clark Green City is the perfect home for this pioneering technological and technical institution,” Casanova said.

“This partnership with TUP will pave the way for a new center of excellence in engineering and technology education and training in the country, that aims to produce globally competitive graduates that would help accelerate economic progress and meaningful social development,” he added.

BCDA last year entered into an agreement with the University of the Philippines (UP) for the construction of the UP global campus on a 70-hectare lot inside the Clark Green City.

Casanova said the presence of public universities such as TUP and UP in Clark Green City is critical in addressing the need for more educational institutions, particularly to those living in Central Luzon which has an existing population of 12 million and growing at 2.7 percent every year.

“We are also encouraging other international institutions to set up their creative and animation studios, food and agriculture research centers, and campuses inside the Clark Green City as we envision this metropolis to be the learning hub in Asia,” he said.

The entire Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master-planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone straddling the provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac.

At full development, Clark Green City would have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy, or roughly a four percent share in gross domestic product.

ARNEL PACIANO CASANOVA BASES CONVERSION AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CENTRAL LUZON CITY CLARK CLARK GREEN CITY CLARK SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE DEVELOPMENT GREEN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY PAMPANGA AND TARLAC
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