Laguna Water collaborates with various educational institutions to strengthen water and used water industry

Aiming to produce more professionals in the water industry, Laguna Water signed a Memorandum of Agreement with various schools and universities in the region of South Luzon. 

Held at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City, the signing was attended by Manila Water Philippine Ventures President and CEO Virgilio C. Rivera, Jr., Manila Water Corporate Human Resources Group Director Janine T. Carreon, Laguna Water General Manager Melvin John M. Tan and the Presidents and representatives of the various educational institution partners. 

“With this collaborative partnership, bigger opportunities are coming not only for the students but most especially to the entire water industry,” said Laguna Water Human Resources Head Reginald M. Andal.

Improved water and used water curricula will be offered to students as Manila Water Philippine Ventures shares its expertise and best-fit practices to its educational institution partners. Meanwhile, the academe would be of great help in conducting studies and researches which could serve as references of the different projects and initiatives related to water.

Students of educational institution partner will have the opportunity to learn from the bests through MWPV’s Internship Training Program where they will have better appreciation of the different processes involved in water and used water operations. Graduates who want to be part of the organization may also apply to the company’s Cadetship Training Program— a 6-month training program that equips individuals with knowledge, skills, and values vital to the business. Creating a talent pool of competitive and dedicated experts, this program has produced some of the most valuable members of the organization.

Mr. Virgilio C. Rivera said that the partnership will be instrumental in realizing one of the Global Sustainable Development Goals— access to safe and reliable water supply and adequate sanitation.

The educational institution partners of Laguna Water are: Adamson University; Cavite State University; De La Salle University- Dasmariñas; Malayan Colleges Laguna; Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation; and University of the Philippines Los Baños.

Geared towards sustainable development, Laguna Water continues to forge partnerships with different organization and to create programs that positively affect people’s quality of living and enhance community empowerment.

Laguna Water is a successful public-private partnership between the Provincial Government of Laguna and Manila Water Philippine Ventures, a wholly-owned company by Manila Water Company Inc. (Manila Water), the Ayala-led water service provider in the East Zone of Metro Manila and a leader in the water industry in the Philippines, with presence in Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia.

Manila Water President and CEO Virgilio C. Rivera, Jr. (4th from left), Manila Water Corporate Human Resources Group Director Janine T. Carreon (3rd from left), South Luzon Regional Business Cluster Head and Laguna Water General Manager Melvin John M. Tan (5th from left) together with the representatives of partner schools during the MOA signing at Luxent Hotel, Quezon City.