SM SUPERMALLS, thru SM City Mindpro, sealed another academic partnership in the city with Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) to help students in internship programs and future job placements during the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing held at the WMSU’s College of Home Economics Function Room Tuesday, October 25.

Gracing the ceremonial signing were Western Mindanao State University Academic Executives, namely University President Dr. Ma. Carla Ochotorena, Vice President for Research, Extension Services, and External Linkages Dr. Teresita Narvaez, Vice President for Admin and Finance Dr. Joselito MadroƱal, Vice President for Resource Generation Dr. Fredelino San Juan, Regent and Faculty Union President Dr. Adrian Semorlan, University Legal Officer Atty. Roberto Rivero III, and SM Supermalls representatives led by Mall Manager Ms. Aileen Ann Villa-Enriquez and HR Manager Mr. Allen Macaso.

The deal signals exciting collaboration in areas of learning and development, as well as recruitment and future job placement, providing future graduates with vast career opportunities. SM City Mindpro will also provide students the opportunity to take part in the company’s internship programs and learning sessions which will help students be equipped with knowledge and skills when they embark in the corporate world.

“This may be a small drop in the ocean of actions, but through this partnership, we will be able to strengthen the foundation for a fair and meaningful work globally. We also believe that as we provide opportunities, we are creating an avenue for innovation that drives the future of work”, shared SM City Mindpro’s HR Manager Mr. Allen Macaso during the MOA signing ceremony.

Aside from Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), SM City Mindpro forged the same partnership with Ateneo De Zamboanga University (ADZU) and Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ).

SM’s academic partnerships and participation in job fairs are just some of the many ways SM gives back to its community. With the recent partnerships, SM City Mindpro hopes to contribute to the community development in the city through academic linkages. (PR)

Source: SunStar (