Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) recently donated a Mirage G4 Training Vehicle to the Tublay School of Home Industries (TSHI) located at Acop, Caponga, Tublay, Benguet, directly from its Production Site and Main Headquarter located at No. 1 Auto Park Avenue, Greenfield Automotive Park, Special Economic Zone, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines to further its corporate social responsibility and demonstrate downright its socio-civic consciousness.
The donation, executed MMPC represented by its Senior Vice President, Masayoshi Miyatake, through a Memorandum of Understanding and a Deed of Donation on December 12, 2019, was for the implementation of the program known as the School-Industry Tie-up Program for Automotive Technology and as part of the MMPC-Donor’s corporate social responsibility and in furtherance of its socio-civic consciousness
School Principal Herminia M. Osting represented TSHI during the completion of the agreement between the two parties.
The formal and administrative procedure for the turn-over of the Mirage G4 took place at the Laguna Plant of the MMPC on December 12, 2019, with Mr. Miyatake himself making the turn-over of the ceremonial key to the TSHI contingent headed by Jerry L. Esnara, TSHI Head Teacher V, but the motor vehicle was shipped later on January 28, 2020 to the TSHI campus located at Acop, Tublay.
Aside from the donated motor vehicle, as part of the School-Industry Tie-up Program for Automotive Technology, both parties agreed and entered into a mutually beneficial arrangement, inclusive of designing and implementing the programs pertaining to the on-site training of the automotive instructors and TSHI students, with the MMPC providing training venue and trainers in Mitsubishi Automotive Service Technology for the faculty trainees for competencies in the areas of automotive electricity and electronic-controlled fuel injection (ECFI), engine overhauling and performance testing, automotive transmission, powertrain and other relevant services, including supplying training vehicle, training component assembly parts and enhancements of training modules and curriculum, subject to the execution of definitive agreement to this effect, not to mention the provision of meals and snacks to faculty trainees during the entire duration of the training.
The School-Industry Tie-up Program is conceptualized and designed to improve industrial education geared towards improving the quality of industrial school students and graduates, for them to build contacts with the industrial companies for employment prospects, and enables them to work in a real life situation to boost their confidence.
For purposes of maintaining a prolonged good condition of the motor vehicle donated and to ensure that it will be utilized for the purpose it is donated, MMPC imposed conditions that the vehicle (1) will not be used for any personal or private interest other than training purposes under the School-Industry Tie-up Program for Automotive Technology, (2) not be taken outside its training facility or campus, (3) be maintained clean and in good running condition, and (4) will be given all necessary safekeeping and maintenance to ensure working condition at all times.
TSHI is located 13 kilometers north of Baguio City and 263 kilometers north of Manila. It was established in 1971 under RA No. 5301 to offering courses in home and/or cottage industries, particularly those that can avail of and best utilize the supply of raw materials available in the locality, and enrollment shall be opened to all, including adults.
Nowadays, this school has been uplifted and enlisted into the STVEP (Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program) of the Department of Education, expanding course offerings apart from those it originally offered prior to the enactment of the K-12 law and its implementation.
It now offers technical-vocational courses under the TESDA program and two tertiary courses in partnership with the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), San Fernando City, La Union. Its extension campus located at Tublay Central, Tublay, Benguet established in 1983 is now separated from the TSHI main school as independent national high school, now named Tublay National Trade High School.
By: Jerry L. Esnara
For Training only: (From left) George C. Api-it, Assistant School Principal II, Wilbert H. Cuidno, School Principal IV, and Jerry L. Esnara, Head Teacher V, all of the Tublay School of Homer Industries takes a snapshot with the Mirage G4 training vehicle. TSHI photo