STI partners with Nozomi to help 'underprivileged' youth

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 03 2013 10:46 AM | Updated as of Jan 03 2013 06:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines - STI Education Services Group, Inc. has teamed up with manpower contracting firm Nozomi Fortune Services, Inc. for the grant of free collegiate education and work experience to "underprivileged" youth.

The project, dubbed as Program for Resurgence of Industrial Development and Excellence (PRIDE), was launched by Nozomi a year ago, STI said in a statement.

"Inked on December 20, 2012, the partnership will allow the trainees to enroll in their chosen courses in selected STI campuses nationwide while concurrently working in the accredited business enterprise of Nozomi," STI said.

"Strengthened by its continued quest to provide better opportunities to the underprivileged Filipino youth, and with STI's strong network of colleges and education centers in key locations nationwide, college education is now more accessible to PRIDE trainees."

STI last year said it may spend P5 billion for the improvement of its schools located in Caloocan, Ortigas-Cainta, Cubao, Las Piñas, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Calamba, Cebu and Lucena.

The firm maintains and operates 65 STI-branded college campuses and 20 educational centers nationwide.