SSC-JAPI ink MOA on Workforce Readiness for Business Students
December 10, 2015 marks the beginning of a partnership between two (2) institutions with a single goal in mind, to raise the bar of excellence among business students, and help them regain the confidence in facing challenges of business and corporate environment. The workforce readiness program of the Junior Achievement Philippines, Inc. (JAPI) is set to complement the business and corporate-geared education provided by the School of Business of St. Scholastica’s College. It should be noted that one of the main goals of the School of Business is to develop students who will have the benefit of enhanced employability. One way towards this goal is the opportunity for the students to be legitimized as business professionals through a Certification Program. Passing the Certification Program demonstrates the student’s competency level in business to prospective employers and also gives her an insight into her own skill levels. It even puts a title to her name.
Establishing a relationship with the Junior Achievements Philippines was smooth and pleasant. SSC and JAPI started as affiliates less than a month ago, and with constant communication, they easily negotiated a relationship that is beneficial to both, a win-win situation for both parties.
Signatories to the agreement were Prof. Virginia R. Fornias, VP for Academic Affairs (SSC) and Mr. Krishna C. Alejandrino, Executive Director (JA Phils). Dean Ramon R. Manalac of the School of Business and Mr. Arnel M. Argueza, Jr. of JAPI signed as witnesses to the agreement. They were joined by the Chairs and faculty of the School of Business and Sr. Mary Vincent Feliciano of the Institutional Quality Assurance Office (IQAO) of St. Scholastica’s College.
By Ramon R. Manalac, Dean, School of Business