San Miguel upgrades ‘Boystown’ facilities


SAn Miguel Corp. (SMC), through packaging subsidiary San Miguel Yamamura packaging Corp. (SMYPC), is looking to train underprivi­leged youth for technical jobs to provide them access to economic opportunit­ies.

SMC president and COO ramon S. Ang committed to continue helping indigent students in the care of the Sisters of Mary Schools – Adlas Inc. (Boystown) in Silang, Cavite following SMYPC’S donation of manufactur­ing equipment and renovation of the school’s mechanical workshop.

“now more than ever we need to produce bright, talented young minds that are central to driving the manufactur­ing sector forward. Through this program, we hope to raise the interest of the next generation of Filipinos and equip them with skills in modern technologi­es to make them industry-ready and self-reliant,” Ang said.

SMYPC and MESCO, Inc., a partner for machine tools, donated two computer numerical control (CNC) machines.

CNC machining is a manufactur­ing process in which preprogram­med computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. It can be used to control a range of complex cutting machinery, from grinders and lathes to mills and routers.

Both companies have committed to send a team of engineers and technician­s to train the school’s faculty on the operations and maintenanc­e of the CNC machines. The faculty will then train students on the use of the machines so they will be fully-equipped to handle them once they graduate and are employed at manufactur­ing facilities.

“Students need to have access to the equipment utilized in manufactur­ing today—to see, touch, and operate them. The CNC machine is an example of a vital piece of equipment currently used in the industry,” Ang said.

“More than that, these students should have the opportunit­y to learn in a well-equipped facility in order to prepare them for their future careers. I hope our recent effort will do just that.”

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