The VMC Asian College Foundation, Inc., formerly VMC Caregiver
Training Center, Inc. was established on June 13, 2002 with SEC
Registration No. 651 primarily to provide an affordable yet comprehensive
six-month training course programs for local residents of Sultan Kudarat
and nearby provinces. The training center has been successfully
producing competent caregivers and is now the leading training center
for caregivers in Tacurong City and in the Province of Sultan Kudarat,
which has an estimated 90% market share in caregiver training services.
To date, most of the graduates are gainfully employed abroad mostly in
Canada, Hongkong, Singapore and Middle East.
VMC was founded and managed by Dr. Bonifacio E. Valdez the
College President, a Medical Doctor by profession, who has a big heart
for the destitute and needy children and youth who need social intervention
in order for them to be productive and useful citizens in their respective
communities. With this noble mission, he took up additional courses
to widen his perspective and upgrade his capabilities and competence
in managing an educational institution that offer various programs.
As an Educational Manager, he holds a Ph.D. Degree, on top of other
baccalaureate and Master’s Degrees.
He is ably assisted by his wife Dr. Elsa Arceo – Valdez, Executive Vice
President. She is a Medical Doctor by Profession and a Fellow in Philippine
Obstetrics and Gynecological Society. She is also the Medical Director of
Valdez Mother and Child Clinic and Hospital in Tacurong City.
The VMC Caregiver Training Center Inc. has now expanded its operation in Koronadal City in South Cotabato. In just few years of operation in this province, it drew and continues to draw a huge number of enrollees. With its rapid growth, it is now the leading caregiver training provider in South Cotabato area. Having observed the dismal state of employment of college graduates in Sultan Kudarat because of skills mismatch in the labor market, VMC Management thought it wise to offer several TESDA accredited programs to cope with the demands for vocational and technical employment in the market locally and abroad. Today, VMC earns the credit of being a TESDA Assessment Center in Sultan Kudarat. For global competitiveness, it becomes imperative for the college to offer CHED authorized courses/programs. In 2008, Midwifery was offered with a good number of takers. Several other programs are offered, all with CHED permits, such as: Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM), Associate in Information Technology (AIT), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology(BSIT) (May 2010), Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCrim), Bachelor of Science in Technical Teacher Education (BTTE) majors in Automotive, Electrical and Electronics (May 2011), Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (BECE) (March 2012) and Bachelor in Agricultural Technology (BAT). Offering of additional majors in BTTE (Food Service Management and Welding and Fabrication) was also granted permit by CHED. This year 2015, the college was granted permit to offer new courses: Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management (BSREM), Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA) and Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology (BSAT). To respond to the educational call of the community, VMC also offers complete pre-school (Nursery – Kinder I and II) and Basic Education (Elementary – Grade I to VI and Secondary – First to Fourth Year and open High School) which are all recognized by the Department of Education. VMC is K to 12 ready in 2016.
Aware of its great role in the development of human resources, the college has been continuously upgrading its various course/program offerings along with its human and physical resources to meet the demands of the growing student population. It has likewise established functional linkages and networking with both government and private agencies/ organizations and made its presence in the community as it produces professionals.