Schneider Electric empowers young Filipino professionals

Schneider Electric empowers young Filipino professionals

 November 04, 2019

Schneider Electric is an employer that values diversity and embraces different cultures within its workforce. The company is proud to be empowering Filipino youth to further their careers and, in a blog article, Mina Gracia Agellon, Talent Acquisition Specialist with Schneider Electric in Cavite, Philippines, explains how this is happening.

"As a recruiter, working at Schneider Electric gives me a sense of pride not only because it is a global leader in energy management and automation but also because of its strong belief that education can transform lives. You can see Schneider’s commitment to improve learning and employment opportunities through our programs. Schneider does not just do the talk. We walk the talk," explains Mina.

Mina describes the list below as "proof points" for how Schneider Electric is empowering Filipino youth:

A chance to volunteer with community projects

Schneider is driven to transform its employees into community advocates and hosts 15,000 volunteering days. Employees in the Philippines took part in Brigada Eskwela 2019, the Department of Education’s national school maintenance program.

Over 150 employees from Taguig, Cavite, and Ortigas went to Signal Village National High School and Emiliano Tria Tirona High School and repainted the campus facilities.

Spark Program: kick-starting young careers

As Philippines’ employer branding specialist, Mina has the opportunity to work with universities and Filipino youth to tap into the best young talents. The Spark Program provides a holistic education-to-employment opportunity to the youth. In addition to receiving scholarship grants for their last two years in university, participants are given mentorship by Schneider's subject matter experts (SME) and plant leaders and become part of the company's automation project teams.

Graduates of the scholarship program will automatically be given a job offer at Schneider Electric. They enter the company as part of the Energy Generation Program where they use their skills in developing technologies to help Schneider provide innovation.

Schneider Electric Spark Program

Young people can Go Green in the City

Go Green in the City is Schneider's annual global business case challenge for students. The competition aims to involve Filipino students in contributing to the search for solutions to the global energy challenge while getting mentorship from the industry’s experts. Winners of bag themselves an all-inclusive trip to any two cities of their choice where Schneider has offices. 

"Year after year, I get to see amazing and creative submissions from students all over the country. Their bold ideas are something that could reshape the future and make it more sustainable. I see these students improve from the first time they have submitted their case studies up to the last stages of the competition," says Mina.

Working with Schneider offers a meaningful career

"With these three proof points through the lens of empowering Filipino youth, I personally believe Schneider Electric is a great place to work if you want to have a meaningful and empowered career," Mina comments.

She concludes her blog by sharing a quote from Schneider Electric Country President, Alex Vermot: “We at Schneider Electric want to ensure that we are continuously enriching the lives of different communities and one way to help strengthen that is through education. By spearheading and taking part in all these educational initiatives, we are reaching more youth, granting them more opportunities to explore, and enabling them to be a part of our mission to transform cities and reshape industries through the digital transformation of energy management and automation.”

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