Bacolor (Balen Baculud) is home to the oldest vocational school in the Far East, the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Bacolor, which was established on November 4, 1861 by Fr. Juan P. Zita. The school has been renamed six times since: Bacolor Trade School in 1905, Pampanga Trade School in 1909, Pampanga School of Arts and Trades (PSAT) in 1957, Don Honorio Ventura Memorial School of Arts and Trades (DHVMSAT) in 1964, Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades in 1978. On February 2010, it became the first State University in Pampanga, Don Honorio Ventura Technical State University (DHVTSU).
This year celebrated its 150 years of existence. Some prominent and successful people in the Philippines mostly in Central Luzon studied in this school, that produces heroes like OFWs, engineers, educators, architects, artists, sportsmen, politicians, businesspersons, IT experts, technicians, beauticians, policemen, ship crews, government employees, employees in private sectors and good Samaritans. I love DHVTSU!