Growing the brand’s “knowledge-sharing” culture, Isuzu Philippine Corporation (IPC) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Trades (JZGMSAT) in Biñan City, Laguna, giving the technical school equipment to aid students.
The MOA promises opportunities to qualified JZGMSAT students for possible employment in Isuzu dealerships that need technicians. It also adds the Isuzu PUV Modernized Jeepney Model Product Review to the training program scheduled for 2020. The program will include topics on the main features and specifications of the modernized Isuzu PUVs, and a familiarization of their drivetrain and under chassis components.
The MOA signing, which was held in JZGMSAT’s office, was witnessed by representatives of IPC, JZGMSAT, and TESDA. Signing the MOA were IPC President Hajime Koso, JZGMSAT Vocational School Administrator III Benito Reyes, and TESDA Regional Director Florencio Sunico Jr.
During the signing IPC also turned over two automotive lifters, a mock-up Isuzu engine, and five computers. The lifters are seen to help students accomplish their NC3 Automotive Servicing accreditation.
“Without a progressive society, no business will grow. IPC’s goal, then, is to help create a knowledge-sharing culture in the Philippines. That is why, we invest on knowledge. Knowledge inspires innovation. Innovation, on the other hand, is the key to a progressive, healthy economy,” said Mr. Koso.
This was the brand’s second MOA with the school. The first MOA, signed back in 2017, implemented Isuzu’s Diesel Engine Technology Training Program to JZGMSAT students enrolled in the Automotive Servicing course. The company also donated three mock-up/ cut-away engines.
After the signing of the new MOA, students demonstrated their servicing skills. Alumni of the JZGMSAT Automotive Servicing course were also present to share their thoughts ont he program.