A new memorandum of agreement between Aboitiz Construction Group, Inc. (ACGI) and St. Therese Educational Foundation of Tacloban, Inc. (STEFTI) opens doors for the school’s technical vocational graduates to work at different construction projects nationwide.
The MOA also sets that would-be hires will receive the minimum provincial daily compensation prescribed by the Department of Labor and Employment. Benefits such as insurance, SSS, PhilHealth, PAG-IBIG, and overtime pay in accordance with existing rules and regulations are assured as well.
ACGI’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer Zeny Novabos and Corporate Office Manager Elliezer Simega signed the agreement with STEFTI’s Engr. Ferdinand Alcazaren, Technical-Vocational Center Administrator, and Elizabeth Zenita Cardines, Blue-Desk/Placement Officer.
“Aboitiz shares the dream of shaping Filipinos as we join hands with the academe and training centers in fighting poverty with the right training and values,” explained Ms. Novabos.
Presently, the company runs Cebu’s TESDA welding training center and has existing tie-ups with other training centers. It continues to link with more training institutions under its academy-industry framework to help address unemployment in the country as one ways to give back to the nation.