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AboitizPower helps students become interview-ready

JK Huyatid | September 24, 2018


Jerra was going back and forth, writing lines on and erasing them from the draft resume laid in front of her. Eyebrows knit together, she thought of how she could best translate all her accomplishments and best qualities into written form.

Applying for a job often makes graduates feel like an adult as it marks the initial step toward their goal of joining the workforce. Creating a good impression to potential employers is crucial.

AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) helped more than 250 Grade 10 and 12 students of Inawayan National High School (INHS) become interview-ready through a Resume Writing Workshop held on August 15, 2018 and a Mock Interview on August 29 to 30, 2018.

“I was really nervous before the interview started, but the HR personnel from TSI were really helpful and reassuring. This experience will really give me confidence when the real job interview comes along. Hopefully, I’ll do great and give myself and my family a better future,” said Jerra Aila Mamar, a Grade 12 student from INHS.


Aside from the resume writing workshop and mock interview, TSI and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. have been implementing a 5-year technical-vocational (tech-voc) program in INHS. Just this year, three fully-equipped techvoc labs have been turned over to the high school with a population of 1,300 students.

We place a lot of faith in the youth, that is why part of our promise of advancing business and communities is to empower students and hopefully give them the best chance of a better future.

– Valentin S. Saludes III, TSI Vice President and Plant Manager

Wholly-owned AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) is the owner and operator of the 300-Megawatt Davao Baseload Power Plant located in Binugao, Toril, Davao City. TSI is certified in three ISO standards, namely Quality Management (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental Management (ISO 14001:2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS 18001:2007). Together with Therma Luzon, Inc. and Therma Visayas, Inc., the three comprise the Coal Business Unit of AboitizPower.