As part of its 20th year anniversary, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has partnered with Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School for Arts and Trades (JZGMSAT), in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility program.

On July 3, 2017, IPC president Hajime Koso and JZGMSAT School Administrator III Benito Reyes signed the memorandum of agreement at JZGMSAT Campus located in Biñan, Laguna. JZGMSAT, is a TESDA-administered school that provides National Certificate (NC) courses for different vocations. It currently offers NC Levels I and II for Automotive Servicing.

With the partnership, IPC will share its knowledge on diesel engines through the Train-the-Trainer program. In the program, IPC with hold classes on diesel engine technology, covering topics from the conventional fuel system to over-all engine management. Apart from JZGMSAT Automotive Servicing trainers, also involved in the program are TESDA regional trainers assigned within the CALABARZON area, in order for it to have a wider reach.

“Through this partnership, we would like share with them our company’s core expertise on Diesel Engine Technology. By conducting training and practical applications to their automotive trainers, we hope that we can increase their level of competency specially on diesel engines.” said Koso.

“The technical knowledge they will share is valuable to add to the level of competency of our trainer. These test engines are also beneficial, as our students can now conduct practical training on newer models,” said Reyes.

Over the years, IPC has had various CSR activities, but according to Koso this particular activity is very close to the company’s heart. “We’re happy to invest on knowledge by imparting our expertise and skills to institutions such as JZGMSAT. Knowledge inspires innovation. Innovation, on the other hand, is the key to a healthy economy. I am hoping that our joint efforts can change lives,” added Koso.