AG&P Partners with Philippines National Engineering University & TESDA CALABARZON
Taps Largest Engineering University and Second Largest Economic Region to Maximize Impact of its National Capacity-Building Support Program
AG&P International Pte. Ltd. (AG&P), the leading downstream LNG and infrastructure development company, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Philippines’ National Engineering University (The NEU) to upskill students for employability in the industrial and energy sector under its flagship National Capacity-building Support Program. The Batangas State University (BSU) is the Philippines’ National Engineering University (The NEU) by virtue of Republic Act No. 11694 enacted on April 11, 2022. Strategically located in CALABARZON, the second largest economic region in the Philippines, the BSU is the country’s largest engineering university in terms of enrollment and breadth of curriculum and is a leader in providing higher education across 17 regions in the country.
As part of AG&P’s National Capacity-building Support Program, the NEU students will undergo 600 hours of On-the-Job Training under the company’s Cadetship Program and will work across multiple engineering disciplines and gain experience in applying and growing their knowledge for industry-relevant outcomes.
Earlier this month, AG&P also entered into an MoA with TESDA CALABARZON represented by Regional Director Toni June Tamayo, Francisco Cagurungan, Senior Training Manager, and RTC Administrator Dorie Gutierrez. With the partnership, TESDA learners’ from the CALABARZON Region will have the opportunity to undergo an 80-hour ‘Supervised Industry Learning’ (SIL) experiential learning program at AG&P’s worksite.
AG&P will provide incentives and offer direct employment to exceptional students upon graduation.
“There is a strong impetus by the Philippines government to promote gas usage for power with a possibility of a roll-out of gas concessions in the future. With the country’s planned Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities and gas-fired power plants beginning to come online, the Philippines is building its energy resiliency. The introduction of the LNG and Natural Gas (NG) centered clean energy industry will significantly reduce emissions, serve as a dependable partner for renewable-powered grids by stabilizing their inherent intermittency, and create a multitude of new jobs in the country. However, these new jobs will demand LNG/NG industry-appropriate skills. As part of our commitment towards building self-reliant, sustainable communities, AG&P is privileged to partner with BSU/NEU and with TESDA in CALABARZON and through our National Capacity-building Program, train and upskill thousands of Filipinos for job-readiness and employability in this rapidly growing industry,” said Anupam Ahuja, SVP, Strategic Support Services, AG&P Group.
In December 2021, AG&P partnered with NGO Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI) and helped communities struck by Typhoon “Odette” through aid to rebuild homes for the affected residents in Dinagat–specifically affected barangays of Sto. Nino Basilisa and Loreto. In 2022, AG&P followed its efforts through a donation of 30 solar-powered generator sets across 12 barangays in Dinagat Islands to reinstate power and communication lines to 1,500 families.