NGCP ties up with Don Bosco to develop tech-voc programs in host communities

THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has partnered with the Don Bosco Foundation of the Philippines for technical-vocational training programs in its host communities.

The partnership was formalized through a memorandum of understanding by NGCP President Anthony L. Almeda and Don Bosco Foundation President Fr. Anthony Paul E. Bicomong.

Through the sponsorship grant, qualified youth from the NGCP’s host communities will be able to avail themselves of Don Bosco’s Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) programs in Civil Works and Construction, paving ways for them to learn and upgrade their skills.

“The NGCP believes that by creating these opportunities for growth, we not only improve their quality of life; we also contribute to the overall socioeconomic development of the Filipino work force,” Almeda said.

The project’s pilot run will benefit around 6,500 urban poor families in the community of Southville 7 in Calauan, Laguna. Most of the residents were victims of Typhoon Ondoy and informal settlers living along the Pasig River relocated by the government. The Don Bosco TVET Center in Calauan, Laguna, will serve as the partner-school for this community.

“Nineteen schools and training centers were nominated for the project, but Don Bosco was chosen because its mission of serving the underprivileged and the youth, along with its educational discipline, are aligned with the NGCP’s goal of opening avenues for skills development to residents of its host communities,” the company said.

The NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders Henry Sy Jr. and Robert Coyiuto Jr.

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