Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) and Jacobo Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Trade (JZGMSAT) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) at the JZGMSAT office in Binan, Laguna.
This was the second MoA signing between IPC and JZGMSAT. The first was on 3 July 2017, wherein IPC donated three mock-up/cutaway engines, and implemented its diesel engine technology training program to JZGMSAT students enrolled in the automotive servicing course.
In the recent MoA signing, IPC turned over two automotive lifters, another mock-up Isuzu engine and five computers. The addition of the lifters is seen to help the students accomplish their NC3 automotive servicing accreditation. After the signing, JZGMSAT trainees performed a demonstration of their servicing skills. Alumni of the JZGMSAT automotive servicing course were also on hand to convey their special message during the formal signing ceremonies.
IPC President Hajime Koso remarked during his speech before students and guests at the signing ceremony that, as IPC has remained true to its mantra of being “Your Responsible Partner,” it has always prioritized efforts to contribute “to the progress of society.”
“Without a progressive society, no business will grow. IPC’s goal is to help create a knowledge-sharing culture in the Philippines. That is why, we invest on knowledge. Knowledge inspires innovation. Innovation, on the other hand, is the key to a progressive, healthy economy,” Koso continued.
The new MoA signed this September will add the Isuzu PUV modernized jeepney model product review to the training program scheduled for 2020. This includes topics on the main features and specifications of the modernized Isuzu PUV and a familiarization of their drivetrain and under chassis components.
Under the new MoA, IPC will also provide an opportunity to qualified JZGMSAT students for possible employment in Isuzu dealerships that need technicians.