Schneider Electric sets out to support the education and future of the Filipino Youth by continuing its efforts in improving learning and employment opportunities through various programs such as Brigada Eskwela, Spark Scholarship Program and Go Green in the City.
It recently joined the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela 2019 program with more than 40 employee volunteers from Taguig and Ortigas.
Hearing their stories and their dreams, it inspires us to continue our efforts to improve the educational system here in the Philippines
Alexandre Vermot, country president, said, “Brigada Eskwela in particular is special to me because we got to mingle with the teachers, even some of the incoming students. Hearing their stories and their dreams, it inspires us to continue our efforts to improve the educational system here in the Philippines.”
In their effort to provide holistic education-to-employment opportunities to the youth, Schneider Electric is promoting Spark Program, the company’s very own scholarship initiative. Spark Program is curated to prepare scholar-interns to being potential digital talents and joining automation project teams
Going green in everyone’s city
Aside from providing opportunities, the company also holds Go Green in the City, an annual global business competition.
It aims not only to encourage Filipino students to contribute potential solutions to the global energy challenge while learning from industry leaders and experts, but it is an avenue for women empowerment, where each participating team must have at least one female student in its group.
Categories include “Buildings of the Future,” “Plants of the Future,” “Grids of the Future” and “Sustainability and Access to Energy.”
In July, top contenders will present their projects for the upcoming Go Green in the City 2019 Country Finals. The winning team will be mentored by the experts of Schneider Electric and represent the Philippines throughout the regional and global legs of the competition.