PIA-3 signs agreement with local school for studes' practicum
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, August 5 --The Philippine Information Agency 3 (PIA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the College of Computing Sciences and Information Technology (CCSIT) of the University of the Assumption (UA), here, August 3.
The MOA signing primarily aims to gain partnership with public and private companies to train students and prepare them for the real world through internship or On the Job Training (OJT).
Together with PIA, the Bureau of Fire Protection 3 (BFP) and the WALLEM Innovative Solutions also took part in the general assembly and MOA signing themed ,"E.D.I.T.-Explore, Develop, Innovate, Transform."
"With the agreement between the university and the companies, rejection of the students' application for internship will be avoided," said Joey Suba, CCSIT practicum coordinator.
"There will be industries ready to adopt their practicum," Suba added.
On the other hand, the agreement will not only benefit the university and the students but also the practicum site.
According to PIA regional director Robert Baldago, "the OJTs are of big help to us in the office. We have IT students from UA right now who do computer works and troubleshoot our computers.
Baldago added that PIA may also be the way for a student's employment in the future.
"In 1996, i was an ojt in PIA Central Office, then I was absorbed as a contractual employee," Baldago narrated.
Suba expressed the university's gratitute for the companies' invaluable support to the MOA' s goal. (RmB/ATC-PIA3)
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