On August 8, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) and the Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts & Trade (JZGMSAT) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) renewing its partnership for quality education and knowledge-sharing.

Led by IPC President Tetsuya Fujita and IPC Executive Vice President Shojiro Sakoda, the company turned over a new 4-post lifter with wheel aligner, and One (1) unit for Isuzu D-MAX pick-up, to TESDA CALABARZON Regional Director Baron Jose Lagran and JZGMSAT Vocational School Administrator Benito Reyes.

“It’s been six years since we started this partnership, and the continuous collaboration between IPC and JZGMSAT says a lot about the importance and sustainability of this program. More than the equipment we provided, it’s the culture of knowledge sharing that’s more important, for us to be able to share with them our expertise on Diesel Engine Technology, so the trainees can have more advantage when the graduate,” said Fujita.

A CSR activity which started in 2017, the company previously donated desktop computers, mock-up Diesel engines and 2 units of automotive lifters to the school which to this date are being utilized by their service mechanic trainees during their practical classes.

Much like its Auto Mechanic school in Tacloban, IPC also includes in the MOA specialized training program covering topics like Diesel Engine Technology, Common Rail Fuel System and Engine Management System as part of the company’s knowledge-sharing initiatives.

“We are very thankful to Isuzu Philippines for their continuous support to or vocational school. The equipment and technical training that they provide to us are all very beneficial in improving the competency of our trainees. This will truly help them in their practical classes and prepare them for real world scenarios,” said Reyes.

Over the years, IPC has conducted several CSR activities nationwide, but the this one they say is close to their heart, “We truly believe in the power of education, this is something we can give to the younger generation and hope that it will be able to change their lives in the future,” Fujita added.