The facility in Calamba, Laguna, is the new home of GBF’s Iskolar ni Juan Tech-Voc program. Furnished with complete state-of-the-art training equipment to be used to better service hundreds of scholars and manufacturing technical workers, the improved facilities would keep the GBF at par with the fast changing technological developments and demands.
Everyone deserves a chance to live a better life, regardless of their circumstances. With that in mind, the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation established its Technical Training Center in Rosario, Pasig, in 1999. The center housed the Foundation’s flagship Iskolar ni Juan Tech-Voc Program, which provides a scholarship for underprivileged but talented youth. It has also been the training ground for current and potential Universal Robina Corporation employees.
In 2019, GBF unveiled the Technical Training Center at its new location in Calamba, Laguna. In order to effectively implement the Iskolar ni Juan Tech-Voc Training Program, which foresees extending certification programs in other STEM-related fields in the coming years, the new building is strategically placed near a number of Universal Robina Corporation plants in Laguna and has ample space for future expansion.
The new facility will also continue to house the technical learning programs of our manufacturing groups, estimated to provide technical training and workshops to close to 2,000 staff this year alone. Built on a 4,000sqm lot, this 3,300sqm training center hosts 12 industry-standard laboratories, meeting rooms and classrooms of various sizes, a library, a dorm study area, a canteen, a clinic, and the administration office, among its other facilities.
The facility’s dormitory can accommodate up to 132 scholars and 40 URC employees for technical training. According to Technical Training Officer Reggie Robles, the program proper hosts small batches at a time to ensure an effective and specialized learning experience for the students.
The campus has 11 laboratories and workshops, training grounds for developing skills in several specialties including chemistry, physics, computers, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanics, electronics, instrumentation, and mechatronics. Furnished with complete state-of-the-art training equipment to be used to better service hundreds of scholars and manufacturing technical workers, the improved facilities, Mirabuenos says, would keep the GBF “at par with the fast changing technological developments and demands.” A 200-bed dorm will address the housing needs of a growing student population. A bigger home for bigger dreams, of the foundation and scholars alike.
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