Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) together with its Cebu dealer, Fast Autoworld Philippines Corp. (FAPC), will provide a training program to students of Cebu State College of Science and Technology (CSCST). Dubbed as Industry Immersion of Automotive Technology Instructors of CSCST, the program was designed to enhance and to upgrade the skills and competencies of both automotive technology faculties and students of CSCST. Under the Industry Immersion program, MMPC thru FAPC will provide training and facilities on various specialization which includes automotive electrical and electronics, electronic fuel injection system, engine overhauling and performance testing, automatic transmission and powertrain among others.

The Industry Immersion program will also prepare students to be skilled technicians or service advisors. Several possible service oriented career await the students once they finished the program, according to Mr. Mat Zamora, FAPC's General Manager for Parts and Service.

Also, according to FAPC president & CEO Mr. Sabino Dapat, "Students who will perform well and will finish the course are guaranteed to get a job from FAPC. After each training students who will excel in the course will be recognized and given Mitsubishi Motors Excellence Award. The course for the faculty training will run for a week while students will undergo 10 months of training and this is good enough to prepare them to become skilled technicians. For faculty trainees, they will be able to upgrade their knowledge about the advances on the automotive technology to equip them as they teach their students. Improvement of CSCST's training facilities will also be provided by FAPC."

To officially mark this program, signing of the Memorandum of Agreement was recently held in FAPC's showroom in Mandaue. Present during the signing were MMPC's executives: Mr. Taizo Furuhashi, EVP- Marketing, Mr. Dante Santos, VP- Vehicle Sales, Mr. Francisco Zafra, VP-Customer Service, FAPC officials: Mr. Sabino Dapat- President and CEO, Mr. Rene Poro, AVP-Operations, Mr. Mat Zamora, General Manager-Parts and Services, and Ms. Flordeliza Tangpus, HR Manager, CSCST officials: Victor Villaganas, Ed.D- VP for Academic Affairs and Mr. Cecilio Baga Ph.D- Dean. "We are very pleased to sponsor this program for Cebu State College. MMPC believes that promoting educational activities is one of the social responsibilities of any company and with that we are committed to foster and cultivate the healthy minds of future generations through our cooperation with schools," Mr. Furuhashi said.