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Meet and Greet Held to Welcome Students to Xentra’s OJT Program

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Xentra held a meet and greet with its newest batch of on-the-job trainees from universities in Malolos.

On February 15, 2023, Xentra, headed by Xentra President Maricel Medel, VP of Software Development Lemmuel Cabuhat, and other senior developers, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Bulacan State University (BulSU) and Centro Escolar University – Malolos Campus (CEU Malolos) representatives to seal their partnership. It was to strengthen ties between Xentra and educational institutions by providing an OJT program for their graduating students, especially from the information technology department. 

Xentra first implemented its OJT program for students in Malolos, Bulacan, in 2022. With the program’s success, the IT company is expecting more trainees in their program this year.

What Students Can Expect

The students were invited to a meet and greet at the Karozza Garden Restaurant in Malolos, Bulacan, right after the MOA was signed between the company and the schools. Everybody was happy to attend and excited for the training to start. 

Unlike other training programs, Xentra provides a learning environment that is akin to what students will encounter once they enter the workforce. Training students will not be forced to make coffee, photocopy documents, tidy up the pantry, or perform other mundane tasks that are often assigned to OJT students. 

Xentra President Maricel Medel shares that students will learn a lot from this experience. Xentra is committed to providing an IT learning experience that students will actually find educational and useful for their careers.

Dr. Keno Piad, Dean of the College of ICT at BulSU, reminded students that while it was Xentra that tapped the schools for their trainees, students are still expected to do their best while on the program.

Students Voiced Out Their Appreciation

Graduating students from Bulacan State University (BulSU) attended the meet and greet event. Also with them were BulSU Dean of the College of ICT Dr. Keno Piad, College Secretary Lester Cruz, and SIP Coordinators Sheldon Arenas and Ma. Ruby Angela Crisostomo. Students from CEU and La Consolacion University of the Philippines (LCUP) also attended the event.

The universities are happy that Xentra approached them for the OJT program. Students, on the other hand, were grateful that Xentra had opened its doors to OJT students from Malolos. Students from Bulacan had to travel to Manila and other business districts within Metro Manila for their training. With Xentra operating in Malolos, however, it’s now more convenient for trainees.

To accommodate the number of students up for training, Xentra is planning to open its tech hub in a 24-hour operating capacity. Students will have to undergo three rotating shifts within a day to take in all trainees.

Free Xentra t-shirts were handed out after the event. It’ll serve as the trainees’ uniform, at least once a week, when they report to the Xentra office for their training.

Welcoming Another Set of OJTs Soon

With the success of the MOA signing and the meet-and-greet event with BulSU and CEU, Xentra is set to accept more students for training at La Consolacion University Philippines (LCUP) in March.

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