Program aims to improve skills

Program aims to improve skills
Published: 01 November 2004

Corporate social responsibility is one of the touchstones for Union Cement Corp.’s (UCC) strategic and sustainable business direction.

Working in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), and National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW), UCC takes its commitment one step further with the launch of the "Holcim Galing Mason" program, a project that aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of masons.

"The program is consistent with our corporate social responsibility thrust to focus on education, not just for children but also skills development for adults so they will be more competitive and productive in their community," said Paul M. O’Callaghan, UCC chief executive officer.

"To date, we have already trained over 400 masons as part of the pilot training. In the process, 20 schools, community facilities, Habitat for Humanity and Gawad Kalinga houses were built as the application component of the training program," Mr. O’Callaghan announced.