Monday, March 17, 2014

CES organizes an OJT Seminar

The Civil Engineering Society (CES) organized a seminar for the senior students who will undergo the Practicum or On-The-Job-Training (OJT) next academic year as part of the requirements for the BSCE program.The “Secrets of OJT” seminar organized by the Civil Engineering Society (CES) was held last March 28, 2014. One of its objectives is to prepare the students in their upcoming practicum or on-the-job training program in the different companies of their choice. It is also aimed to provide students with options and future opportunities. Almost a hundred students attended the said seminar.

With Usec. Jaime Pacanan of DPWH

Nine notable speakers from leading construction companies, consultancy firms and government agencies were invited. The speakers offered tips on how to make the OJT a fruitful and enjoyable one. They also showcased their companies and the benefits that the students can gain from their internship program.  Usec. Jaime Pacanan from the Department of Publics Works and Highways and Engr. Joseph Allan Dilay, the General Manager of the Philippine National Railways spoke about working in the government. They discussed specifically the “cadet engineer program” being offered to prospective Civil Engineering graduates. This program aims to shape and train the engineers for the future.

Engr. Jose Sy

Engr. Joseph Allan Dilay

On the other hand, Engr. Jerome Evangelista (Getinsa Engineering), Engr. Rodolfo Mendoza (Maynilad), Engr. Jose Sy. (Sy2 + Associates), Engr. Rommel Ondong (Megawide), Engr. Hanson Reyes-Lao (Megawide), Engr. Adrian Calimbas (DMCI Homes) and Ms. Teresa Tiongson (DMCI) were the other speakers coming from different established and top companies in the Philippines. All of them talked about the usefulness and benefits of OJT not only in their company, but in general. Procedures of the application for internship program in their respective companies were also discussed. Most importantly, speakers emphasized the skills that the students should acquire to maximize their time in learning new experiences.  

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