Tech-Voc competition gets underway at MFI
April 7, 2014—Declaring the Opening of the 2014 Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) are TESDA-NCR Regional Director, Nenuca E. Tangonan, and MFI Foundation Inc. President Col. Alejandro T. Escano.
The Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) gets underway as technical-vocational students and graduates vie for the top spot for a chance to participate in the ASEAN Skills Competition to be held in Vietnam in October.
According to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the annual competition is organized as a platform for showcasing the skills of tech-voc graduates and trainees in various trade areas.
Participants had to pass the rigors in the regional level of the skills competition before earning a chance to participate in the national contest where they had to undergo another intense training to fine-tune their skills and speed, and ensure their proficiency for the week-long event has to offer.
MFI Foundation, Inc. President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño, likened the competitive atmosphere about to ensue to real life, saying, “In life, everything really is a competition. So this (competition) is a part of your training of actual life. This will prepare you for some of the aspects of competition that you will experience,” during the opening ceremony held yesterday at the MFI Assembly Hall.
MFI students are among the competitors representing the NCR in their respective trade areas: Michelle D. Navarro & Mark Jason B. Torio (Mechatronics); Ricardo A. Abungan (Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD); Jonald Jay G. Pineda (Electronics); Jerylle M. Ramos (Web Design); and Lunar Angelo E. Pajaroja (IT Network Systems Administration).
The competition is held in three locations—NCR, Batangas and Pamapanga— and will commence today (April 8) until Friday (April 11). MFI Foundation, Inc., sponsored by TESDA-NCR, is hosting four out of the 16 trade areas of competition: Graphic Design Technology, IT Network Systems, IT Software Solutions for Business and Web Design.
The awarding ceremony is scheduled on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the TESDA Central Office in Taguig City.
April 08, 2014
Philippine National Skills Competition in MFI
MFI Technological Institute is a host venue for Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) 2014 which commenced this morning.
Annually, The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) brings to spot all the winners in the regional competition to demonstrate the best of their technical vocational skills in this week long national finals.
Participants composed of tech voc practitioners and trainees compete in trade areas like Electrical Installation and Maintenace, Electronics, Graphic Design Technology, Mechanical Engineering- CAD and Automobile Technology, among many others.
Emerging winners will represent the Philippines in the World Skills ASEAN Competition that will be held this year in Vietnam.
MFI is inviting everyone to watch the live broadcast of this momentous event through this online stream:
April 07, 2014
MFI Foundation Inc. hosts “A Consultation: Responding to the Latest Demands of the Industry”
(INSET) Standing from L-R: Eric Regmalos (Planex), Jomar Santiago (Mariwasa), Rose Ann Baylon (MFI-Program Assistant), Celestino Bermillo (Laguna Metts Corp.), Rojie Olandria (First Multi-Tech), Domingo Balane (ACP Test Co.), Jeannilyn Orating (MFI Tech CSU Supervisor), Rodolfo Labarda (ACP Test Co.), Loida Dumaguin (MFI Business Development Department Manager), Engr. Antonio M. Kosca (MFI Exec. VP), Juvy Fanny Betilez (MFI-Prog. Asst.), Vladimir Santos (MFI Tech-Training& Services Director), Eduardo Lendio (MFI Industry Liaison Assoc.), Jim Gonzales (Allegro Microsystems), Charlon Valencia (MFI Guest Moderator), Ritchel Fermalino (Nestle), Leonilo Beltran (MFI Lecturer); and Noel Dumaguit (MFI Tech-Pasay Manager). Seated from L-R: Aleta Arabis (Planex); Rhia Balbag (Allegro Microsystems); Racquel Ramos (First Multi-Tech); Daisy Remetio (Tsukiden); Raquel Rayel (MFI BDD Assoc.); and Miladee Crispo (MFI-Program Assoc.). Not in photo: Enrique Leal and Jason Pangilinan (Power Box).
[MANILA] April 4, 2014—MFI Foundation Inc. gathered technical workforce industry representatives from CALABARZON-based companies for a very dynamic and insightful afternoon discussion in the event entitled, “A Consultation: Responding to the latest Demands of the Industry,” held at Max’s Restaurant in Alabang Town Center.
Spearheaded by MFI-Pasay, the consultation’s objective is to identify the challenges that confront the present day technical workforce in response to the technological evolution and emerging trends. It also seeks to define industry qualifications that characterize an ideal modern day technical workforce.
The event was attended by the following south-based companies in the technology industry: ACP Test Company, Inc.; Allegro Microsystems Philippines, Inc.; First Multi-Tech Industrial and Development Corporation; Laguna Metts Corporation; Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc.; Nestle Philippines; Planex Technology Inc.; Total Power Box Solution Inc.; and Tsukiden Electronics Philippines.
April 07, 2014
Careers in technology and agriculture entrepreneurship
High school graduation is just around the corner. Parents and students alike have started looking for the right school.
With almost 80% of MFI graduates hired after completion of one of the country’s best technical internship programs, MFI is pleased to announce the on-going application for post-secondary diploma courses for school year 2014-2015. Courses are taken at MFI Technological Institute in Ortigas, Pasig and Pasay, and at the MFI Farm Business Institute in Jala-Jala, Rizal province.
Test schedules are:
MFI Technological Institute
January 10, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
January 7, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
February 28, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
March 14, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
March 28, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
April 10, 2014
MFI Bldg. Ortigas Ave., PAsig City
MFI Farm Business Institute
|January 6, 2014||Monday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
|February 7, 2014||Friday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
|February 21, 2014||Friday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
|March 7, 2014||Friday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
|March 21, 2014||Friday||8am||MFI Farm Business Institute, Jala Jala, Rizal|
The application period is extended until April 8, 2014. For more information, click here or call 632-0756 to 67 or 710-2901 (for Agri business courses).
April 01, 2014
DMSI donates to MFI
Diversified Material Specialist (DMSI) recently donated a visual aid for fiber optics training composed of connectors, patch cords, attenuators, panels, cassette and adapters to MFI Technological Institute.
Novelyn Rosacay represented DMSI, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, cost efficient fiber optic components for the telecommunication and data communication industries in Calabayog, Samar, during the turnover of donations.
MFI Technological Institute offers short courses on fiber optics. It is known to have revolutionized the telecommunications industry, and has played a vital role in the coming of the Information and communication technology and the internet.
Job openings for fiber optics technicians are in demand locally and abroad.
Learn fiber optics at MFI Technological Institute. For inquiries call (02) 632-0756 or email email@example.com.
In the Photo: MFI President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño (Third from the right) and instructors of MFI Technological Institute received sample of fiber optics cables, connectors and other parts from DMSI International represented by Business Development Executive, Novelyn Novela Rosacay (second from the left) and her team.
December 13, 2013
MFI Produces Champions
MFI President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño, recognized the winners of the 13th TESDA Regional Skills Competition today. The competition was held last November 12-14, 2013. Nine MFI Technological Institute students took home 7 gold and 2 silver medals. Col. Alejandro T. Escaño (seated in the middle) was joined by Engr. Antonio M. Koska, MFI Executive Vice President (seated right) and Mr. Manolo S. Santos, Vice President for MFI Tech (seated left) during the simple ceremony.
December 06, 2013
MFI and TESDA PaMaMariSan District Win Big in the 13th Regional Skills Competition
MFI hosted 10 out of the 18 trade areas covered
in the 13th Regional Skills Competition held on November 12-14, 2013. It was the most number of trade areas taken
in by any host school or institution.
Of the 18 trade areas, MFI participated in nine (9) of them and won seven (7) golds and two (2) silvers topping all the schools in NCR in terms of medal tally.
The TESDA PaMaMariSan District, where MFI belongs, was awarded as the "Best of the Region", largely due to the performance of MFI. The only other gold medal won by PaMaMariSan outside of MFI was in the field of Cooking.
Test-Out donated 2 tablets as rewards to the gold medallists in IT Network System Administration and IT Network Cabling.
Here is the list of awardees:
Jonald Jay Pineda
Jemuel Jerson Isnec
IT Network Cabling
Ruben Basco, Jr.
IT Network System Administration
Lunar Angelo Pajaroja
Electrical Installation and Maintenance
IT Software Solutions
Bianca Yzabelle Nicoli Gabalfin
November 25, 2013
Career Planning for Technical Professionals
TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS: Career, Business or Both? November 7, 2013, 8AM to 5PM
To register, www.mfi.org.ph/technofair
October 17, 2013
MFI-FBI celebrates Arbor Day
The MFI Farm Business School in Jalajala, Rizal celebrated the Arbor Day last June 25, 2013 with a poetry writing and reading contest. Arbor Day is a special day in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. MFI FBI students expressed their affection for the nature and trees through creative writing by means of poetry.
The three winners were (L-R): 2nd place John Rex Vicente (“Tawag Ngayon”), first place James Edmar Ybañez (“our Defender & Life Giver”) and 3rd place Jhomar Hernandez (“Capture”).
Vicente is a 2nd year Diploma in Farm Business Management (DFBM) scholar of Sen. Lacson through the DA-ACEF / FPD / ATI and hails from Roxas, Mindoro. Hernandez is a first year DFBM scholar of Landbank of the Philippines and hails from Batangas while Ybañez is a first year FPD-ATI scholar under the Diploma in Entrepreneurship and is from Zamboanga del Sur.
June 25, 2013
MFI Farm Business Institute recognizes French education system for Agribusiness
Jala Jala, Rizal— MFI Farm Business Institute (MFI FBI) recently unveiled a plaque of recognition for the contribution of France in their education system called Maison Familiale Rurale in their Jala Jala, Rizal farm campus.
MFI FBI, a post secondary school for agribusiness that offers diploma courses, unveiled the plaque with H.E. Gilles Garachon, the French Ambassador to the Philippines, who was also the keynote speaker of the event.
The plaque of recognition includes MFI FBI’s commitment to adopt Maison Familiale Rurale which scheme allows students be 70 percent hands on on their trainings and application of theories.
The occasion attended by French businessmen from the French Chamber of Commerce (FCC), representatives from the Local Government of the Rizal Province, national agencies, private sectors, and locals of Jala Jala, Rizal, also became a venue to showcase the strengthening ties between MFI and FCC.
-FCC partners with MFI FBI-
FCC joined forces with the Institute where its members forged an agreement during the event.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the only French luxury hotel in Manila and a member of FCC, signed a memorandum of understanding with MFI FBI providing opportunities to their students to yield and sell naturally grown vegetable for the luxury hotel.
The hotel was also responsible for the sumptuous French treats for the guests.
Another member of FCC, Pamora Farm who has been a venue for On-the-Job training for MFI students, sponsored organically grown chicken and paté for the event.
The highlight of the event is the dedication of MFI FBI’s plaza under the name of Paul Proust de la Gironiere, a French agripreneur who established the first modern farm in the Philippines during the Spanish period; made special with the presence of de la Gironiere’s relative during the dedication.
“The legacy of Monsieur de la Gironiere is the perfect example young Filipino agripreneurs should practice by making their farms, though small, into a diversified enterprise” says, Dr. Jose Rene Gayo, Dean and Executive Director of the MFI Farm Business Institute.
To cap off the momentous affair, guests including His Excellency Gilles Garachon, ambassador to the embassy of France in the Philippines were led to tour around the farm campus by the teachers in the Farm Business Institute.
June 13, 2013
MFI Medical Mission goes to QC
A total of 25 students from MFI Technological Institute (MFI TI) joined the Catholic Women’s League, Christ the King Unit of Quezon City for a medical mission in Brgy. Escapo II, Project 4, Quezon City, last April 6, 2013.
Under the supervision of Amalia Sylvia Dablo, MFI TI Values Formation and Industry Liaison manager, the students extended their assistance at the registration, dental services, deworming, and in the distribution of medicine for the residents of the barangay.
Doctors specializing on children and general medicine were also made available for consultation.
The medical mission is part of the Foundation’s corporate social responsibility program.
April 06, 2013
MFI Partners with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Colonel Alejandro T. Escaňo welcomes partners from the Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with Hon. Fahad Eid Alrshidy and Deputy Director General for Sectoral TVET Irene Isaac at the TESDA Tandang Sora Hall at the TESDA Women's Center in Taguig City.
The MFI-TESDA partnership on the TVTC training started in 2008. MFI Technological Institute has graduated 131 teachers in 7 different courses.
Last March 25, 2013, 45 teachers from TVTC Saudia Arabia arrived to train at the MFI Technological Institute campus along Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City in Computer Hardware Servicing, Computer Network, Consumer Electronics and Training Methodology.
April 02, 2013
MEFCI partners with MFI, for free training
Meralco Employees Fund for Charity, Inc. (MEFCI) has recently signed a memorandum of agreement with MFI Foundation, Inc. (MFI) to facilitate their scholarship program, “Handog Kaalaman, Biyayang Karunungan,” a program that provides free technical-vocational skills training to chosen MERALCO maintenance personnel.
MEFCI, an employee volunteer organization has chosen MFI, one of the leading TVET schools in the country, to facilitate a total of 32 short-term training courses in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Building Wiring Installation and Troubleshooting and PC Troubleshooting to MERALCO service providers; Landbees Corp., MIESCOR Builders, Executive Manpower, Servicio Filipino and Excellent Building Care.
Signing the MOA (seated from left) were Manolo S. Santos, MFI-TI Executive Director & VP, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño, MFI President, Vivien C. Arnobit, MEFCI Chairman & Director for Academic Services, Jose S. Reyes Jr., MEFCI & MERALCO Head for Distribution Services Asset Management
Also present during the signing (standing l-r) were Leticia Deyto, MEFCI Program Administrator, Lolita T. Morales, MFI CFO & VP for Corporate Services, Antonio M. Kosca Jr. MFI EVP, Ricky L. Concepcion, MERALCO Employee Relations Head, Jeffrey O. Tarayao, President, One Meralco Foundation & MERALCO Chief CSR Officer, Manuel Roxy T. Juan, MEFCI VP & MERALCO Substation Head, Wilfredo A. Baetiong, MEFCI Trustee & MERALCO Espana Business Center Head, Manuel R. Panagsagan, MEFCI Trustee & MERALCO Telecommunication Services Management Head
September 19, 2012
MFI TI joins the 24th Career Counselling and Guidance Fair exhibit
The International Education Specialist (Inter-Ed) held its 24th Career Counselling and Guidance Fair Exhibit last September 13-14, 2012 at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (PTTC).
MFI Technological Institute (MFI-TI) joined the event for the first time, with more than 50 top universities and colleges in the Philippines namely, University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Ateneo De Manila University, Mapua Institute of Technology, Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Centro Escolar University.
Other universities located outside the country were also present such as University of Massachusetts, Kendall College and William Angliss Institute.
More than 8,000 graduating High School Students from Metro Manila and nearby provinces attended the affair to gather information on what the colleges could offer.
MFI-TI showcased its Technical Vocational Education and Training. The students were informed that the best option for graduating high school students is Skills Training.
All the booths had their own attention-grabbers like free gaming, music mixing, photo shoot with celebrities and even a free haircut.
The MFI booth on the other hand displayed an actual high voltage safety officer suit and a miniature factory automated machine which was operated by one of MFI’s scholars.
For inquiries on MFI Technological Institute’s course offerings, call (02) 632-0756 local 446.
September 15, 2012
MFI present at the 1st Technical Education and Skills Development Congress
Dedicated to promote Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), managers and academic heads of MFI Technological Institute attended the First Technical Education and Skills Development Congress last August 29, 2012 at the Le Pavillon, Metropolitan Park in Pasay City.
More than 1,000 TVET specialists, policy makers, industry executives and representatives from local and international organizations assembled to respond to the needs of Filipino workforce by equipping them with competitive and employable skills, following the event’s theme, “Investing in the 21st Century Skilled Filipino Workforce”.
Some of the speakers of this event include Commission on Higher Education Chairman Patricia Licuanan who presented the Philippine Qualification Framework, Education Secretary Armin Luistro who spoke on the K to 12 Program and its implications to TVET, Manpower Group Regional Director Rommel Roque, who read "Workforce Trends and Demand for 21st Century Skills: Improving Employability of the Workforce", SEAMEO-VOCTECH, Brunei Darussalam Deputy Director Paryono Paryono who presented a paper entitled, "Higher Level Technical Education and Skills Development in the 21st Century, International Labor Organization Specialist in Skills Development, Olga Strietska-Ilina, who discussed "Skills for Green Jobs".
The congress was initiated by theTechnical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in partnership with the Technical Vocational School Associations of the Philippines (TEVSAPHIL) which is headed by MFI President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño (photo inset).
August 29, 2012
Leeleng Commercial Inc. donates to MFI
Leeleng Commerical, Inc. has recently donated a 2 Million worth of equipment to MFI Technological Intitute (MFI-TI) for the development and upgrade of their existing process control courses.
Through the leadership of Mr. Ferdinand Lee, Leeleng President & CEO and the initiative of Mr. Mike Bartolome, Leeleng Product Manager, the equipment awarded consist of a set of Gate & Butterfly Valve from OKM and a set of Control Valve with positioner, 5 sets of licensed Softwares (Fieldcare and Nelprof 6.0) and 5 sets Flow Control Valve Manual, from Metso.
Leeleng, a leading distributor of over 20 brands of industrial hardware was presented a plaque of appreciation by MFI executives.
In the photo: (l-r) Vladimir H. Santos, MFI-TI Director for Training and Services, Charles M. Valencia, MFI-TI Director for Education, Dennis C. Porlaje, MFI-TI Business Unit Head for Instrumentation Technology, Manolo S. Santos, Executive Director and VP for MFI-TI, Lolita T. Morales, Chief Financial Officer and VP for MFI Corporate Services, Antonio M. Kosca Jr. Executive VP for MFI Foundation Inc., Modesto Pomer, Jr., Leeleng Product Manager; Napoleon Wilfred R. Carmen, Leeleng Product Specialist; and Marlene S. Clemencia, Leeleng Product Specialist.
August 27, 2012
MFI pays tribute to scholars
MFI Foundation, Inc. honored its students during the 30th Scholar’s Day celebration held at the MFI Campus in Pasig City on July 6.
A combined 218 first year students coming from the Industrial Technician Program (ITP) and the two-year Dual Training System (DTS) program are welcomed and presented to the whole community. Also joined the program for the first time is the 100 students from the Farm Business Institute.
With the theme “MFI: Strengthening Technical Education for Global Competitiveness”, the event was attended by the MFI President, Col. Alejandro T. Escaño who spoke the welcome rites to the scholars, Engr. Antonio M. Kosca, the MFI Executive Vice President and Mr. Manolo S. Santos, the Vice President for MFI Technological Institute, both delivered warm and encouraging opening and closing remarks, respectively.
Mr. Jesus P. Francisco, a member of the MFI Board of Trustees and also currently the President and CEO of the Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation (MIESCOR), a subsidiary of MERALCO, delivered an inspiring message to the scholars.
Francisco challenged the students to standout in skills and work values, especially in communication using the English language.
MFI students who excelled both academically and technically during the past school year were also awarded during the event.
The commemoration was capped off by the lighting of candles symbolizing everyone’s commitment to learning and mutual respect for both educators and students.
A full scholarship grant at MFI qualifies the student for free tuition, books, laboratory materials, calculator, uniforms and supplies.
July 06, 2012
MFI Philippine Team wins 2nd place at skills competition in China
The Philippine Team represented by two students from MFI Technological Institute (MFI-TI) came in second in the Automatic Production Line Installation and Testing challenge at the recent 2012 China Skills Competition.
Nhar Chello Agasang and Ardee Mark Sagueton together with their coach, Charles M. Valencia competed in the international category with ASEAN and African countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Singapore who took home 1st place.
Valencia, who happens to be the Chief Expert in Industrial Automation in this year 9thWorld Skills ASEAN Competition in Jakarta, Indonesia on November, was proud for MFI to represent and bring glory to the Philippines through skills competition.
The team also participated in a demo challenge in “Engineering Practice and Innovative Project”, under coaches Randelle Dacanay, education associate in MFI-TI and Edmund Dy Guaso, MFI-TI’s Technology Program Management manager, where they likewise won second place.
MFI TI, a leader in providing world class technical-vocational training, will soon be offering a skills upgrading short course on Industrial Automation.
Currently, MFI-TI is already offering a 3-year course in Instrumentation technology and a 2-year course in Mechatronics Technology.
June 29, 2012
2012 STOP at MFI
MFI Technological Institute draw 220 incoming 1st year students for school year 2012-2013 from the recently concluded Summer Technician Orientation Program (STOP).
MFI Foundation Inc. is unique with its STOP; part of their pre-enrolment process that ran from April 16-27. It is a 2-week dry run of the regular first semester at MFI-TI wherein applicants report to school four hours a day, 5 days a week, taking a dynamic preview of subjects in Math, Physics, English, Mechanical Workshop, and Physical Education.
With almost 1000 applicants vying for enrollment slots in MFI-TI, the student services department ensured keenness on giving out slots only to deserving students.
Such screening process is necessary to confirm the interest and adaptability of the student in the rigorous academic environment in MFI and so with the workplace conditions in the industry”, explains School Coordinator. Diana Rose Mojica. Also taken in consideration are results from home visits, interviews and participants’ final exam.
Richard Allen Adel, applicant for the Dual Training System (DTS) in Automotive, shares his one-of-a-kind summer experience, “I get to cut metals, learn new things within a short span of time, and our instructors are good and friendly.”
MFI-TI garnered a total of 220 freshmen and women for the upcoming school year, inclusive are new 75 full scholars, 26 partial scholars and 75 students for their Dual Training System (DTS).
May 11, 2012
MFI to represent at the 9th ASEAN Skills Competition
MFI who brought home the Best of the Nation Award and a Medallion of Excellence for Industrial Automation at the previous ASC in Bangkok, Thailand will represent again the Philippines this coming November 2012.
“We’re very happy with the results, our students really prepared and their coaches have devoted all their time and effort for this competition.” says, MFI Education Director, Charles Valencia, who was elected as the chief expert on Industrial Automation in the recent ASC Technical Committee meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Other MFI winners of the recent PNSC include Lois Jencel M. Ramos with Coach Alvir A. Bernabe, took home silver medal for Web Design, and Dale Giordan M. Gamano with Coach Reymundo L. Ilmeng, bronze medal for Mechanical CAD.
April 16, 2012