Boosting construction, engineering skills in the PH
Megawide Foundation recently set up the Megawide Center for Engineering Excellence, after signing a MOA with the Department of Education (DepEd) to adopt technical-vocational schools in Metro Manila. The foundation will the work in partnership with DepEd to adopt four senior high schools in Marikina, Taguig, Navotas, and Quezon City, and offer technical-vocational courses in carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and tile-setting. The project aims to professionalize learning for the country’s skilled labor force by providing tools and equipment, opening Megawide project sites to familiarization tours, and sharing insights with industry experts. “We have the manpower and the talent,” explained Maila Angela Ong, Megawide Foundation president. “Megawide has the resources to help hone the skills of students through the Megawide Foundation.” Megawide Foundation is the social development arm of Megawide Construction Corporation, a local engineering and infrastructure developer. At the MOA signing were Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones (third from left) and Megawide Foundation president Maila Angela Ong (fourth from left).