• Solaire to provide service industry OJT


    STI Education Service Group Inc. (STI) has forged a partnership deal with Solaire Resort and Casino to train students in the service industry.

    In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the learning institution said the partnership with Solaire covers internship programs for qualified STI students in any four-year program from any campus in the country.

    STI noted it is one of the few schools that have entered into collaboration with Solaire.

    “As part of its training, it combines real life experience with its academic priming to advance their students’ education, and hone their potential so they will be competent and job-ready when they immerse in the professional landscape,” the company said.

    The partnership program includes an orientation to prepare interns, a formal training in real life workplace, and other activities conducted by the facilitators to help gauge students’ practical aptitude.

    “With the promise to provide students with memorable and unparalleled internship experience, interns can look forward to gainful learning at Solaire,” the company said.

    STI President and Chief Executive Officer Monico Jacob, said the partnership would help develop school programs through additional hands-on experience.

    “The service industry is expanding, from restaurants and hotels to cruise lines and resorts, and now we also have world-class gaming destinations. It will equip them with more knowledge and skills, and provide them an area where they can apply and exhibit the right attitude in the workplace,” Jacob said in a statement.

    Last year, STI came up with a first-to-market approach by offering a senior high school (SHS) program nationwide. As a result, this school year alone 36 STI ESG schools enrolled 1,577 students to the SHS program.

    The program offers academic and technical-vocational tracks with various specializations.

    Last month, parent STI Education Systems Holdings—which operates one of the largest networks of private schools in the country—reported an 83 percent jump in net income to P509 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 from P277 million in 2014.


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