Panasonic awards Scholarship for 5 Dualtech Trainees
Panasonic awards scholarship to 5 Dualtech trainees as part of its scholarship program in the Philippines marking its 100th anniversary.
Dualtech scholars from Laguna, Ilocos Sur, and Romblon received scholarship during the 2018 Panasonic Scholarship Award Ceremony for Vocational Category held at Panasonic Auditorium, Taytay Rizal. They are among 41 scholars who are selected by Panasonic scholarship committee from various institutions.
Mr. Ryozo Sato, President of Panasonic Precision Devices Philippines gave his address to scholars and their proud parents. He said, “Since you are selected from many qualified applicants, you have the capacity and capability to achieve your goal and your future endeavors. We want you to succeed further and we expect you to do you best.” He also shared the company’s commitment to contribute to society through the development of human resources and by providing scholarship for technical and vocational training.
Each school representative delivered responses. Representing Dualtech Center, Engr. Jerry Webb Muhi thanked the management of Panasonic for the scholarship opportunities given to the scholars who could also be trained in its two factories in Sta Rosa and Rizal. He said, “You (Panasonic) are able to help them in a technical and vocational training which is critical and important in all industries across all fields. The Electromechanical course will very much complement the company’s operations.” Since 2001, Panasonic has trained over 300 Dualtech students in its factories in the areas of electromechanical, refrigeration and air conditioning.
After hearing from the institutions’ representatives, Panasonic management together with the school officials awarded the scholarship certificates to the scholars with their parents. Erick, one of the selected scholars from Ilocos Sur whose father died of stroke, was very grateful for he could now help his mother who works as factory worker by sparing her from school expenses. “This scholarship is a big help for me and my mother who bore our family finances single-handedly when my father died last March this year. When I graduate, I will help my younger brother”, he says.
Mr. Shinichi Hayashi, Chairman, PSO-Philippines & President of Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation expressed his gratitude for the cooperation of school administrators, parents, and scholars. He shared, “Panasonic has limited resources but we continue to offer scholarship as part of our activities so these scholars can contribute to their respective families and communities.”
Panasonic has exhorted the scholars to exert their best effort in training and at work as well as to give back to their respective communities.