BACOLOD

Aboitiz employs welders from Negros

THE Aboitiz Construction Inc. has begun to employ welders trained by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) which will be sent to Cebu within this week to start working in the said company.

Aboitiz is one of the industrial contractors in the Philippines that has a very wide range of experience in major engineering and construction projects.

Human resource head Almar Rodriguez who is based in Cebu came to Bacolod City yesterday to orient the incoming workers from the province about the benefits and the company's working standards so this could guide them when they start working with them.

Rodriguez also formalized their partnership with Mirai Empower Foundation Inc. which is run by Bacolodnon couple, Eric and Maria Jesusa Moldes.

Rodriguez said that they are targeting the employment of 4,000 skilled workers from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, thus, they entered a partnership with Mirai Empower Foundation, Corp. which could reliably help them provide the needed manpower.

Aboitiz preferred to employ workers trained and assessed by its partner Mirai because they knew that this company has trained workers who are committed and hard working.

Eric Moldes who also worked as a welder himself in big shipping companies in Japan is the one who is helping these trainees to get the proper work attitude and discipline along with Antonio Cometa, his fellow trainer and fellow worker in Japan.

Cometa also advised the trainees to really apply what they have learned from Mirai because anywhere they go or be employed, the basic qualities would always include hard work and commitment.

This is the seventh batch of welders which will be sent to Cebu for work.

The trainees will have actual exposure to construction work which will help them gain the needed experience before they can explore the world, Cometa said. (CNC)


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