- Metaphil to evaluate training program and provide employment opportunities for graduates
- Bien Unido gov’t will provide equipment and skilled manpower resources and welding skills trainings
Metaphil signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for poverty alleviation with the Municipality of Bien Unido, Bohol, the first of its many partnerships with local government units.
Under this MOA, the Bien Unido government will provide equipment and skilled manpower resources and conduct welding skills trainings for the youth. Trainees and their trainers will undergo a free 3-week specialized course designed to enhance welding skills from ‘Shielded Metal Arc Welding’ to ‘Flux Cord Arc Welding’. Afterwards, they will take a trade test before being hired.
Metaphil will be responsible for industry and technical know-how and employment opportunities for graduates. The company will also evaluate the training facility, welding equipment, and training program to ensure the trainees’ employability.
At the signing, held at Double Barrier Reef Dive Camp in Puerto San Pedro in Bien Unido last May 11, Metaphil was represented by Vice President and Chief Information Officer Zeny N. Novabos and Corporate Office Manager Elliezer M. Simega while the Bien Unido party was led by Mayor Niño Rey Boniel and Vice Mayor Rene Borenaga.
Novabos encouraged the youth and the “not- so-young” to take advantage of the opportunity towards being employed as world-class welders. “In so doing, Metaphil is able to fulfill its corporate social responsibility in building better communities and a better Philippines,” she said.
Mayor Boniel shared that, with full support from their Sangguniang Bayan, they commit to improving the training facility and support constituents for the training. He further agreed to setting-up a fund that will provide loans for trainees completing their employment requirements.