From L-R: Grace Anduiza - Managed Services & Solutions Head, Globe myBusiness; Derrick Heng - Senior Advisor, Globe myBusiness; Cleo Santos - Sales Head, Globe myBusiness; Jonathan de Luzuriaga - President & CEO of Spring Valley; Jorge Cosgayon - Head of Development, Spring Valley
Globe myBusiness, the micro, small and medium-enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, has joined forces with Spring Valley, the largest integrated technology and innovation hub in the Philippines, to bridge the academe-industry gap by helping connect college students with the right companies for on-the-job training.
Under the partnership, Globe myBusiness will power up and provide funding for Spring Valley’s online platform OJTPH.com, an on-the-job training matching site that allows students, companies and future employers, schools and other institutions to work together for a more efficient and meaningful student internship.
“Globe myBusiness creates a Globe of Good by providing relevant solutions to local entrepreneurs and assist in the country’s digital transformation. At the same time, we want to prepare the workforce for the demands of the industry so that there will be a perfect match between skills and available jobs,” said Derrick Heng, Globe myBusiness head.
He added: “We are confident that this partnership with Spring Valley will strengthen and enhance the country’s student internship program as well as on-the-job training -- the best way to equip college students with the necessary tools to ensure that they get the best possible exposure in their chosen field and get a better chance at landing their dream job after graduation.”
“It is an honor to be working with Globe myBusiness for OJTPH.com. Globe has done a great job of reaching out to the youth, and has a long history of supporting the ICT industry. Through this partnership, we will be able to reach more people and organizations, strategically bringing us closer to our goal of making OJTPH.com the go-to platform for students’ on-the-job immersion. Derrick Heng mentioned wanting to do a “Globe of Good”, which mirrors the Spring Valley mantra, “Tech for Good” - this just makes us more confident that this collaboration will make a positive impact on our talents and their future,” said Jonathan de Luzuriaga, Spring Valley CEO.
As the current Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) President and Director for the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), Luzuriaga knows too well the challenges of the academe-industry gap that plagues the Philippines.
According to him, 70 % of the country’s talents come from the provinces, and only 30% come from Metro Manila. However, most companies are in the capital city, preventing talents in the provinces from getting much-needed relevant experience in their chosen field unless they can afford to move to the big city as a student.
Through OJTPH.COM, students, educational institutions, companies, and other organizations can easily register and get connected to one another. With this platform, students can take control of their on-the-job learning experience by working with and for companies and organizations that best suit their individual areas of expertise. On the other hand, schools can monitor student progress and training while companies and organizations can more easily screen OJT applicants that fit their culture and needs.
Created by the Spring Valley Crew - De Luzuriaga’s team of software developers and creatives composed of local Capiz talents - the OJTPH platform is just one proof of the wealth of talents in the countryside. The same group also creates and maintains several software, internet of things (IOT) projects, games, and other products and services for various companies and organizations in the Philippines.
To sign up and be part of this groundbreaking project, students, schools, companies, and other organizations can go to OJTPH.com to create their own profile.