During their midyear break, the UP PNS Scholars did their on-the-job training with PHINMA companies, namely PHINMA Properties and Holdings Corporation (PPHC) and Union Galvasteel Corporation (UGC). Civil Engineering majors, Dada Badiola, Franco Almarza, and Jaydee Lucero were assigned to PPHC where they spent four weeks in the Hacienda Balai site under the Construction and Management Department. Vince Rosete, a Civil Engineering major also, was assigned to UGC Calamba where he trained under the Project Services Group.
“The internship program allowed me to incorporate and emphasize all the lessons that I learned in the classroom into a real-world experience set in a professional practice-oriented environment. Through this OJT, I was exposed to different construction materials, such as rebars, concrete, formworks, etc., and learned a lot about them. I was also able to witness the major phases of the construction of a building and how they are done.” -Dada Badiola, 4th Year student, UP
“The OJT was a good opportunity for me to be exposed to the corporate world. This gave me an idea on what will be my possible work in the future as well as the competencies I have to develop to better equip myself.” -Vince Rosete, 3rd Year student, UP