Beyond Business: Partnering for Economic Development

At AES Philippines, corporate social responsibility is not just a program – it is part of how it carries out its business in areas where it operates. Guided by values, it puts premium on operating excellently and impacting the lives of the people it serves in a positive and sustainable manner.

Education: AES believes in uplifting the people around it and strengthening the economic conditions of the communities. Key to this is boosting human capital development which ultimately helps alleviate poverty.

Health: AES believes that a healthy community is a thriving one – able to prosper and sustain progress. Through its various health programs, its goal is to continue to aid in maintaining good health conditions and well-being of the people around it.

Environment: As a global company, AES is committed to being environmentally responsible. Since its inception in the Philippines in 2008, it has been actively involved in environmental protection and preservation programs and it will continue to honor that commitment into the future.

Disaster Management: As an active member of the community, AES makes sure to take part in providing support in rehabilitation activities in calamity-stricken areas. Most recently, assistance was provided to families affected by Typhoon Sendong.

Livelihood: People empowerment is critical in helping to ensure growth in its surrounding communities. At AES Philippines, it is committed to people development and skills enhancement.

MOA Signing of the Welders Training Center with Municipality of Masinloc and TESDA.

AES Philippines Welders Training Center
As part of its commitment to capacity-building and people empowerment, AES is putting up the Welders Training Center in partnership with TESDA and the Municipality of Masinloc. The center will include the training equipment, tools, accessories, supplies, training materials and personal protection equipment.

The courses to be offered will be based on TESDA’s program for welders. With the Welders Training Center and the Training Equipment, the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) of Masinloc – in coordination with TESDA – will help to conduct training courses in the Welding Center. A Management Council will be created to ensure that the project will be sustainable. The Management Council will be composed of one representative each from the partners involved and will be headed by the Masinloc Municipal Mayor.

On June 8, 2011, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed by AES Philippines, TESDA and the Municipality of Masinloc. In compliance with TESDA’s specifications, the Welders Training Center shall be a concrete structure – based on a class size of 25 students/training, and the required space requirements for the teaching, learning and circulation areas.

The Training facility has been completed and is scheduled to be launched within the first quarter of 2012. Classes will start Second Quarter of 2012.

AES believes in the power of transferring and sharing knowledge in the hopes of helping to improve the communities around it. The company believes in making a difference in areas of the world where it operates. This is the foundation of AES’ continued growth and success and it intends to live by these values in order to strengthen its presence and participation in the development of the Philippines.

The AES Philippines Welding Training Center located at Brgy. Inhobol, Masinloc, Zambales Working area of the AES Philippines Welding Training Center