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Mabalacat, Angeles city colleges pledge aid to grads in finding jobs

Leaders of two top city colleges in Mabalacat and Angeles cities in Pampanga province have pledged assistance to their graduating students in finding employment.

“It is our (community college’s) obligation to land our graduates with jobs. Gone are the days when schools quit doing its role after students graduate. We help them find jobs,” Dr. Frankie Villanueva, president of City College of Angeles (CCA), said during a forum by the Pampanga Press Club.

Dr. Michelle Aguilar-Ong, president of the Mabalacat City College (MCC), made the same commitment, saying: “At the onset, we talk to industries then create the exact curriculum (needed) for them. Together with their HR, we are somehow assured of employment.”

In a Sun Star Pampanga report, Villanueva said that it was important for the schools to develop courses with various companies in order to land graduates with good jobs.

“The only way we could address the skills match is if industry and academe work together in designing and delivering content,” he was quoted as saying.

Ong, on the other hand, said in the same report that MCC has pursued a community college network where the objective is to be socially-inclusive, create a workforce development and edu-tourism program.