Chevron Philippines Inc, marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, has recently celebrated its second batch of trainees from its Caltex Training in Occupational Opportunities for Life Skills (TOOLS) livelihood project in San Pascual, Batangas.
The Caltex TOOLS project had produced 25 skilled welders, of which three were women. Through the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) course, participants were taught global industry standards. This started in 2016, together with the American Chamber Foundation (ACF) and Hinch Technologies who provided world-class training in scaffolding installation, dismantling, and safety standards to 33 indigent youths. This is a highly specialized skill with demand locally and abroad. All graduates are former disadvantage youths who, because of financial difficulties, were not able to complete their education.
Operational Excellence is a way of life at Chevron. Training that is based on international standards creates highly-skilled workers that will fill the need in the job market. By enabling the local workers to be globally competitive, we are contributing to the growth of the economy and providing more job opportunities to Filipinos.
Caltex TOOLS not only provides technical training to the scholars but also include values formation and financial management education. Chevron allotted P1.5 million for the students’ one-month technical training in Hinch Technologies. The project also supports graduates through job-matching and employment opportunities in CJI General Services, one of the contractors in Chevron’s Batangas Terminal in San Pascual. Through TOOLS, the graduates are now employed by reputable companies both locally and abroad.
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