Globe bets on high school techies

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014


GLOBE Telecom is giving young high school techies a rare opportunity to experience a meaningful activity during their summer break through the telecommunication provider’s Junior Mobile Wizard program.

The Junior Mobile Wizard Program is a six-week summer program offered to Globe employees' high school children, who will be assisting in selected Globe concept stores in Metro Manila, giving the teens a chance to learn outside a campus setting and become a part of a real company setting as they interact with customers. This year, a total of 32 qualified for the program, with 25 coming from Metro Manila, 5 from Cebu and 2 from Davao.

The students, aged 15 to 17, are in second to fourth year high school level.

Specifically, the high school students are tasked to demonstrate and discuss the latest gadgets and mobile data services, as well as other Globe offers and services, providing them the opportunity to assist customers who may wish to apply for the latest postpaid and broadband plans or avail of other Globe promos.

“The program exhibits the Globe Way vision of creating an engaging and satisfying work culture. Hopefully, the six-week program will not only impart important social skills, it will also help these young people develop business and entrepreneurial skills that could help build their future,” said Renato Jiao, Globe chief human resource officer.

The teens will be working alongside their parents' colleagues and this could also give them better appreciation of their parent’s work, added Jiao.

The summer program began with a two-day training at the telecommunication’s headquarters in Bonifacio Global City. The students were then assigned in 7 Globe stores located in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao. Globe pioneered the program in 2012. (PR)

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