Full scholarships for students in Mandaluyong

Focus Global Inc. celebrated its 25th anniversary by granting full scholarships to 25 students of Mandaluyong Manpower and Technical Vocational Training Center, a TESDA-accredited government institution under the office of the City Mayor of Mandaluyong. 

Considering that the company’s business expertise is in the field of home furnishing,  10 students in Carpentry Course and 15 students in Ref & Aircon Technology Course were chosen as recipients of the scholarship grants, some of them are persons with disability (PWD).

“I am happy to turn over 25 scholarships to the young people of Mandaluyong because Focus Global’s very first office 25 years ago was located in this city  and we still have that showroom on Pioneer to this day. This is our way of giving back to the city where we started,” says Focus Global President Stephen Sy. 

The official turnover held recently at the Atrium Executive Building at Mandaluyong Municipal Hall and was graced by Congresswoman Queenie Gonzales, Mandaluyong Mayor Menchie Abalos, the city Councilors of Mandaluyong, and some of coordinators and trainors from the Mandaluyong Manpower and Technical Vocational Training Center.

Focus Global aims to provide educational and employment opportunities to the scholars by giving full financial support to the students who wish to learn and hone technical skills and earn gainfully from them.  Upon graduation, the scholars will be given the option to join the workforce of Focus Global, Inc. Should they choose otherwise, they are free to pursue and flourish their careers in a workplace of their choice. 

On its 25th year, the company partnered with Mandaluyong Manpower and Technical-Vocational Training Center (Welfareville Compound), the largest settlement for the indigent and marginalized residents of the city. 

This training center caters to less fortunate youth and adults who aspire educational achievement and work opportunities. 

From left: Merlita Tampingco, OIC/Administrator, Mandaluyong Manpower Technical and Vocational Training Center; Arra Valle, Focus Global HR Supervisor; Stephen Sy, Focus Global President and CEO; Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos; Des dela Torre, Focus Global Service Manager for Home Furnishings Division; Aline Lopez, Focus Global AVP for Home Furnishings Division; and  Mel Mendoza Focus Global Senior HR Manager.
Having the same vision to help in the community, Mandaluyong Manpower Training Center eagerly partnered with Focus Global for its scholarship project. Both are looking forward to having a fruitful collaboration in giving these scholars a better chance for a brighter future. 

“We are happy to support Mandaluyong Manpower and Technical Vocational Training Center.  This initiative is very meaningful to us because training people/employees and helping them reach their potentials is one of our core values.  We look forward to seeing the students’ growth, from studying to gainful employment,” Sy adds. 

Focus Global, Inc. is the exclusive Philippine distributor of highly acclaimed international home furnishing brands such as Sub-Zero built-in refrigerators, Wolf and Miele premium appliances, SieMatic kitchen cabinets and B&B Italia, and Ethan Allen furniture, among others. 

The company has built a reputation not only for its high quality products and excellent after-sales service, but also for its competent design assistance. 

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Topics: Focus Global Inc. , Mandaluyong Manpower and Technical Vocational Training Center
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