The Special Committee on Academe-Industry Linkage Committee of RDC IV-A provided the venue for sharing of academe and industry initiatives in its 3rd quarter meeting on 19 July 2016 at the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region IV-A, Taguig City. Various academe and industry linkage activities initiated by government, academe and the private government were presented.
The Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna (LPU-Laguna) shared their on-the-job training (OJT) program. After completing a pre-internship course, LPU students through the school’s dedicated student placement office, are trained for one full semester in more than 100 partner companies in Calabarzon and Metro Manila specializing on manufacturing, electronics, IT and BPM, logistics, tourism, hotel and restaurant/food. As a result, LPU-Laguna has achieved in 2010 a 100 percent employment of their students after graduation.
From the industry, Aboitiz Power Renewables, Inc. presented their corporate social responsibility programs on education which include scholarships for high school to college students from Aboitiz power plant areas, OJT program with partner schools and classroom construction. From the government, TESDA Region IV-A showed their apprenticeship and learnership program and Dual Training System.
Opportunities for A-IL partnerships were also opened in the meeting. For the Automotive Industry, the Federation for Automotive Industries in the Philippines presented their industry human resource requirements and shared that the automotive industry welcomes collaboration with the academe for research and development and the formulation of an automotive engineering course. The Commission for Higher Education also presented their Instruction, Research & Sectoral Engagement Grants wherein industry engagement on immersive learning, technical services and commissioned research is encouraged.
Other topics discussed in the meeting were updates on the Calabarzon Academe-Industry Summit to be held on October 6, 2016 and the BPO Career Hub website which is a recruitment marketing company providing digital online solutions to top IT-BPM companies and other companies in the country as well as connecting schools and students to prospective employers.
Theresa Jane Cajarte, NEDA Region IV-A | Thursday, July 28, 2016