Quezon City University recently formalized a partnership agreement with Hytec Inc., an industrial and educational solutions provider in the Philippines, during a signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Hytec’s main office in Brgy. Kaligayahan, Novaliches, Quezon City.
Dr. Theresita V. Atienza, University President, and Engr. Eric Jude S. Soliman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hytec Power, Inc. led the MoU signing.
Also present during the event were Dr. Bradford Antonio C. Martinez, Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA); Dr. Ryan Arago, Dean of the College of Engineering (CoE); Dr. Gerardo Bautista, Dean of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA); Prof. Lalaine Josefa Carrao, OIC-Dean of the College of Computer Studies; Ms. Aura Cueva, Chief of the Scholarship, Placement, and Alumni Relations Division (SPARD); and Mr. Angelito Bautista Jr., Acting Director for Research Management Office.
In her message, Dr. Atienza reiterated QCU’s commitment to becoming the number one local university of employable graduates through strong partnerships with industry players in the private sector like Hytec, Inc. in the areas of student development, faculty training, research, and extension.
“We are grateful to Engr. Soliman and Hytec, Inc. for choosing QCU to become their partners. We are very happy that we have a common vision to ensure that our students have the skills necessary to be employed. QCU has been advocating for university-industry partnerships since it is only through partnership that we are able to produce responsive and highly-skilled graduates,” Dr. Atienza stated.
On the other hand, Engr. Soliman stated that it is his company’s mission to provide more opportunities for the academic sector to produce ready-to-work workers and professionals. Hytec has been actively involved in promoting and engaging in viable academic-industry linkages.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate in the development of cooperation, and training programs, aligned with our shared mission of cultivating a workforce of skilled workers and professionals,” said Engr. Soliman.
“Together we are dedicated to equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen fields and contribute to the growth of our industries,” he added.
After the MoU signing, Engr. Soliman led the visiting University officials in touring Hytec’s Training Center, which has served as an immersion program training center for faculty members from different higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country.
The MoU signing was facilitated by SPARD and the College of Engineering.