15 women technicians get Meralco scholarship

This initiative falls under Meralco’s Gender Diversity and Inclusion Program called MBrace that aims to provide inclusive opportunities that empower women.

The 15 recipients of Meralco’s Women Technician Scholarship Program were personally congratulated by (from left) Don Bosco-Canlubang assistant director for Technical Affairs Erwin Jose Go; Meralco head of Talent Resourcing Ralph Lawrence Placido; Don Bosco SDB TVET director Fr. Paul Michael Suarez; Don Bosco instructor Franklin Mitra; Don Bosco institutional external relations coordinator Geraldine Falcon; One Meralco Foundation corporate social responsibility specialist Grace Noche; Don Bosco life coach Charlene Ann Regulacion, Meralco Learning and Development partner Michelle May Earnshaw, and Meralco head of HR Business Partner for Customer Retail Service Paola Marguerite Verayo. | Photograph courtesy of Meralco

The Manila Electric Co., through One Meralco Foundation, awarded 15 freshmen students from Don Bosco College -Canlubang with a scholarship that will allow them to pursue their dreams of becoming skilled electrical technicians.

The scholarship will cover tuition and allowances of the students who will undergo the Technical Vocational Education Training Program for the dual NC II Program on Electrical Installation and Maintenance and Mechatronics beginning this month.

The scholarship program also involves a four-month on-the-job training for the students, who will be given the opportunity to join the Meralco workforce afterwards.

This initiative falls under Meralco’s Gender Diversity and Inclusion Program called MBrace that aims to provide inclusive opportunities that empower women, and eventually increase the ratio of women in the company to 40 percent by 2030.

MBrace’s aims are aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 5 on Gender Equality and UN SDG 10 on Reduced Inequalities, fortifies Meralco’s commitment to the UN Global Compact’s Principle 6 on the Elimination of Discrimination in Employment, and supports the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and the advocacies of the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment.


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