(Standing left to right) Al Cagaoan DBTC TVET Technical Director, Bro. Joe Ferrer SDB , DBTC Administrator, Jungeun Hwang SEPCO Service Marketing Business Adviser, Allan Drua,SEPCO Head for Technical Support. (Seated) Jun Bernad DBTC VP for Planning & Development, Fr. Martin Macasaet , SDB DBTC President, KC Park SEPCO President and Carmelo Layugan Jr. SEPCO Director Service Marketing during the contract signing.
Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) and Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) renew their long-time partnership as they put up a manpower pool for graduates of the leading technical school that will undergo a three-month training with the top electronics firm for possible employment in the future.
In fact, 20 graduating students of the Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong TVET programs have been named as the first batch of recipients of the program where they would be dispatched to Samsung’s accredited service centers as technical trainees for a five -month training program.
Fr. Martin Macasaet SDB President DBTC, Carmelo Layugan Jr. Director for Service Mktg, Jungeun Hwang, Business Adviser Service Marketing, and KC Park SEPCO President looks at one of the recipients of the program.
This is in line with the two organizations’ corporate social responsibility that dates back to early 2000 when they launched the technology project that empowered the youth.
“Samsung continues to build on our company’s belief in the power of technology to improve the plight of individuals in particular and society in general,“ said SEPCO president KC Park.
He added that it is SEPCO’s long-time goal to give back, including inspiring poor but deserving students, especially the youth, and giving them the chance to excel and at the same improve their lives.
“We are proud to say that the programs has spread its wings well, and we are certain we can extend its benefits exponentially with both our long-term commitment,” said DBTC VP for Planning & Development Jun Bernad
Samsung has been supportive of Don Bosco’s various projects, including improving the curriculum of the Don Bosco Training Centers and aligning them with the industry requirements, intensifying trainees competence in bringing knowledge to the trainees towards quality, relevant, accessible and availability of training programs and delivery structures in Technical Vocational Education and Training.
Through these ventures, Samsung and Don Bosco hope to bring about highly skilled graduates who can compete in the labor market and qualify for employment while transforming them to become responsible citizens of the society.
Since 1971, there area about 60,000 out of school youth who have benefited from the programs of the different Don Bosco Training Centers and street children centers. To date, statistics show that there were 53,863 graduates or 1,683 out-of-school youth per year that were given the opportunity to be employed.
The Samsung and Don Bosco 15-month TVET program includes 10 months classroom and hands-on training and five months industry-OJT where trainees will undergo values formation and develop technical expertise. The training curriculum includes Samsung Technology where Samsung will provide product support and help set-up the creation of laboratory inside the DBTC.
The Don Bosco partnership also came on the heels of Samsung’s recent tie-up with La Salle Green Hills for the school’s eTextbook/Personal Learning Device (PEARL) project, a pioneering program designed to make use of the “digital word” as the new vernacular in the classroom