Sunday, 1 March 2009

AG&P Company of Manila Foundation, Inc.

AG&P in ASIA, the Pacific and the World ATLANTIC, GULF & PACIFIC COMPANY OF MANILA, INC. (AG&P) has a long history of solid performance and a well-founded work ethic.As a dynamic leader in the steel fabrication and construction industry, AG&P continues to mature through the decades. Today, AG&P is a modern and high-tech player with expertise in civil/structural, architectural, mechanical/piping, electrical, instrumentation and related works.Our corporate strategy is to operate beyond borders and time zones. We thrive on forming long-time partnerships with businesses in the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Italy, France, Germany, the U.K., and U.S.AG&P has over 100 years to its name and a keen eye on the future.AG&P and TRADES SchoolThe “Technical Resources Apprenticeship Development & Enhancement Scholarship” (TRADES), AG&P Institute of Science and Technology with AG&P Company of Manila Foundation, Inc open doors to form a united sustainable alliance for skills development.AG&P boast its 8 hectare Bolo dormitory that can house 2000 employees and 300 students having its own refectory, kitchen, chapels, recreation halls, movie house, gymnasium, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton courts & latrines with another eighty (80) hectare AG&P fabrication yard to accommodate hands-on & on-the-job trainings for over 3,000 workers and 300 students per learning session.Our MissionThe Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila, Inc. mission is to produce quality skilled workers, meet manpower requirements and contribute to environmentally sustainable development, particularly in under-served areas of the Philippines. We accomplish results by designing and implementing demonstration and research projects and cross-disciplinary initiatives in population, health, and human resource management in collaboration with local government and private sector partners. By supporting client groups to plan, adapt and apply appropriate technologies and methodologies that address priority concerns, we empower communities with self-help approaches that are manageable and sustainable at local levels.Capabilities The company’s multi-disciplinary core and skills competencies encompass policy advocacy, training, behavior change communication, social marketing, operations research, program monitoring, and outreach systems development. Central to AG&P’s effort is the drive to facilitate stakeholder engagement and forge cross-sectoral partnerships with foundations, local governments units, Non-Government Organizations, businesses and communities to achieve our mission. AG&P specializes in skills development and value formation. It has developed numerous training curricula and materials to facilitate transfer of know-how to apprentices willing to undergo crash courses and rigid skills trainings sponsored by the government and non-government partners working to alleviate the lives of the less fortunate, out-of-school youth, poor and jobless.Advanced audio and visual aides used as prime instructional materials and for skills development are placed accessible to students at the AG&P Library.Our Bolo Dormitory and TRADES School are capable of supporting recreational in-door and out-door activities basic to physical and mental enhancement. The Theater house presents movies uplifting morale values, psychological development and emotional quotient. The Chapel, house for prayer, raises the spirit and brings our students closer to God. The Refectory and Gymnasium invigorate and replenish nutrition needed to keep the body strong, active and healthy.Preliminary Stage in recruitmentWe engage in the conduct of occupational skills education, development and enhancement through programs and events for manpower such as but may not be limited to trainings, seminars, workshops.Under strict recruitment and selection process we enjoin the less fortunate, able, willing, deserving indigents to undergo AG&P standard IQ, PT, Med and EQ tests which shall prepare them to local and international employment.Establishing and maintaining a free-open-mechanism to transparent communication with accredited educators, government agencies, sponsors and benefactors, to assist in developing ways to improve technical skills work out programs through continuous research, syllabi upgrade and trainer’s training and re-trainings programs.To fortify AG&P Institute of Science and Technology, the TRADES (Technical Resources Development & Enhancement Scholarship) and AG&P Foundation, Inc. provide advance industrial welding courses, structural fitting, pipe fitting, rigging, drafting, estimating and related engineering courses.Our focusEvery parent envisions his/her child to attain excellence in any field of endeavor to secure the future. Every Filipino leader moves ahead through electoral reforms and creating laws to secure livelihood betterment. The core of charity to improve subsistence needs to be more permanent to produce a more self-reliant Filipino culture. To achieve these, the government has introduced the “PGMA 1 million jobs program of 2005 and 2006”. AG&P focuses on these program as we invite the willing and able from Gawad Kalinga, ABS-CBN bayan foundation, Couples-for-Christ youth, PSFI, Bureau of Alternative Learning Systems, Out-of-school youths, Philippine Employment Services Office (PESO), calamity stricken area workers/applicants, NGO funded indigents, walk-in applicants and many others. Giving these hopefuls a chance to train/study vocational crafts on specialized skills will fulfill dreams of edification with guaranteed employment which will sustain a decent family for a life time thus producing a better society and peaceful Philippine government.The EmploymentThe world has globally set industrial phase into action in the third calendar quarter of 2004 and has continued to progress within the tri-annual cycle. The demand for skilled workers on industrial field has surmounted global charts placing the Philippines as the prime human exporter of the world evidenced by the strengthening of PESO over the US Dollar on 2007. Remittances from overseas manpower have braced up the Philippine economy this year by 68% building a stronger nation under the leadership of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.More and more companies are going into skills development as market seems to be focusing on their potential to answer the ever growing need in industrialization and globalization. After the 45 days training these students will stand high amidst competition bearing the competency of AG&P and TESDA in Welding, Pipe Fitting or Scaffolding. Where to get trainees?1. Ready listAG&P has in it pooling at least 500 names in the general AG&P 201 file list of applicants waiting to be called for training. They have undergone first phase recruitment and have passed written exams under AG&P Standards. The Psychological examination, interview and medical exams will need to follow soon as they are elected to join specialized trainings.These applicants came from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao with no prejudice on religion, race and dialect. The heterogeneity of class prevails in the selection and they are graded independently in mix-gender.2. Sponsor recruitsSponsors may hand-in a list of PRE-SCREENED applicants to Mr. Ben S. Aclan- AG&PFI Marketing/Information Officer and Training Supervisor or send through e-mail at benjieaclan@yahoo.com and coordinator.tschool@agp.phSponsors may facilitate at their end, prepare and conceptualize criteria for selection of candidates for any skill field they intend to promote.After selection, they may send all candidates who have already passed their screening to AG&PFI Technical School for selection where the latter will choose only the most qualified nominees under another AG&P selection process.The WELDING/PIPEFITTING LEVEL 1 (Zero knowledge)Zero knowledge is defined as aspirants without any formal or informal education in welding, pipefitting, scaffolding, other technical and industrial field of learning. These students must either be high school graduates or have passed the Alternative Learning System tests. 18 to 38 years old and is of good moral character. An added factor if he has a certificate from government, issued clearance/s or school diplomas.The training will last for One month and fifteen days (45 days) or 360 hours on 25/75 learning ratio where 25% is theory and 75% is hands-on. The On-the-job training comes after 360 hours and is determinant by the manpower demand inside the AG&P yard before hiring.The WELDING/PIPEFITTING LEVEL 2 (Basic Knowledge) Basic knowledge is defined as aspirants with prior formal and/or informal education in welding, pipefitting, scaffolding, other technical and industrial field of learning. These students are either high school graduates or have passed the Alternative Learning System tests (Alternative and Equivalency tests), TESDA Competent, any accredited Technical school graduate. 26 to 38 years old and is of good moral character. An added factor if he has any certificate from government, issued clearance/s or school diplomas.The training will last for One month and fifteen days (45 days) or 360 hours on 25/75 learning ratio where 25% is theory and 75% is hands-on. The On-the-job training comes after 360 hours and is determinant by the manpower demand inside the AG&P yard before hiring.Certifications, Syllabi and Diplomas (International Qualifications) A complete portfolio of manuals and text book shall be awarded to each successful trainee before the start of the training.A compiled set of syllabus shall be given to each student before the start of classes which shall be their guide through the entire learning process.After completion of Level 2 training each student will receive a diploma of completion and is qualified to receivea certificate of achievement. Each student shall also receive an English 101 certificate and a binding labor contract for two (2) years. Each trainee is required to take an international welding competency test (TUV) by a third party to be an eligible international welder. Pipe fitters are expected to pass the third party (TUV) testing to be eligible international pipe fitters.On-the-Job-trainings The necessity to harness what was learned during the course, AG&P has developed an on-the-job training which places the apprentice to real life-drama and employment exercise. The trainees are exposed to projects monitored by strict quality assurance and control. The produce of our OJTs are lined with those from professionals which becomes part of their learning experience in real-life-environment. OJT are usually measure between 120 to 600 hours yard exercises. They are graded independently and are introduced to conflicts happening in regular workplace and more complex working environment, usually under greater pressure and untamed weather conditions.Employment There is AG&P is willing to hire graduates after skills training only if there are projects available. There is obvious return of investment to sponsors and benefactors as they see their scholars prepare for a brighter future with the leading fabrication and forming company in ASIA and the world. The Atlantic, gulf and pacific company of Manila Foundation Inc. will provide upgrade trainings and expanded education anytime the sponsors require as these students parade the sponsor’s logo and insignia on their uniforms for the entire stay with AG&P. They will forever be known as YOUR scholars, your graduates and your PROFESSIONALS. Thank you! BEN S. ACLAN MARKETING INFORMATION OFFICER AG&P Company of Manila Foundation, Inc. San Roque, Bauan, Batangas TRAINING SUPERVISOR Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila, Inc. San Roque, Bauan, Batangas Philippines 4201 Office: AG&P: (043) 485-0424/485-0133 Fax: (043)727-2144 Mobile Phone: 0928-270-9891/0920-914-2731 Home Phone: (043) 300-3698 benjieaclan@yahoo.com coordinator.tschool@agp.ph

8 comments:

jennifer said...

iam one of a concerned citizen from manila and also a news reporter province. habang naghahanap ako ng news i heard a group of worker from agnp. sabi nila they are punished sa isang beses na pagkakamali, which they are all informed na kung hindi pumasa ang kanilang hinang magbabayad sila for 6 times. i dont know the real story, but my concerned ganon ba kahigpit ngayon ang bawat industrial company, na hindi marunong magbigay ng chance para malaman ang pagkakamali. also the fact na ang 20 welders na ito ay may mga pamilya na kailangang buhayin. also i know na pinag iingatan lang ng company ang reputation, but for my own opinion lahat ng mistake ng sinumang tao ay binibigyan ng chance. I also heard na this coming monday ay possible for clearance ang 20 person na ito. i also encourage them na kausapin ang manager for that area pero lahat sila ay nagsasabing ok lang iyon ang desisyonat wala kaming karapatan para magreklamo. the point here is bakit hindi na lang pagbayarin ang nasabing mga candidates and if ever na magmali ulit sila at sumablay ang kanilang tira don sila patawan ng punishment. thank you, and hopefully this comment ay hindi makasama sa katayuan ng 20 candidates pero mabigyan ng pagkakataon to show their capability.

jennifer said...

wait... i heard na ang pangalan ng manager ay angel soriano? i dont know if tama ang name. he said that that this is his own policy ang magclearance ang mga tao just for 1 mistake and pumasok ulit sa welding school, samantalang ang naging usapan daw' nila during briefing ay babayaran na lang kung sakaling may isang pagkakamali. at sa tagal na daw nila na nagwowork through agnp ay mababago ang policy ng company just because of the policy of this oic manager.

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FLIPtone said...

Im one of the 20 welders..

send me msg @ silver_trigger19@yahoo.com

its a very long story.. but icipin ko muna din kung ipost ko n lng

ngaun q lang nalaman syt na 2 ky ngaun lng pag isipan ko muna

thankz s concern s mga welders

Felcy said...

Interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you.
Scaffold

FLIPtone said...

way back May 19, 2010 na hired km s AG&P..

sb ko s sarili ko ayos to na hire na ulit aq s ag&p makakapag local aq ng matagal at mkkasama ko pa ang mag anak ko.. welder aq s ag&p noong Goro Nickel Project then 2007 nag resign aq ng ayos s Ag&p dahil nakaaliz aq s ibang company abroad pero inaus ko ang pag aliz ko s ag&p wala aq records na masama khit absenteeism o early quiter.

masarap masaya sama sama kami 14 welders (13 boys and 1 girl)

massabi ko nmn na puro x-abroad at x-ag&p kming mag kakasama..


ang 6 samin ginawang night shift kahit d pa kami nakakapag 1st two joint sbi ni Mr. Angel Soriano ipang gbi n lng muna ang 6 at ggwing pang umaga kapag mag first two joint na.. pumayag km maging night shift..

nung night shift na kami sa unang linggo alang problema assist (taking) lang gnagawa nmin sa site.

ng mag 2nd week na ang dami daw nmin na nag tataking sa site gawin lang daw isang welder ang mag tataking sa site at ang iba ay mag fullweld ng mga socket joints. sa haba ba nmn ng piperack 1 lang ang welder na magtataking at ang grupo ng piping ay dalawang piping foreman.. sa isang piping foreman ang pipefitter nila ay 8 dun sa isang piping foreman ay 12.. bali pag binilang mo ang grupo na mag fifit up ay 6 groups.. sa haba ng piperack isa lang ang taker at ang daming grupo tama ba nmn yun?? pumayag pa rin kmi trabaho pa rin un at kelangan sumunod s superior..
pero hindi makakarami ng production ang piping group ang pinakaremedyo n lng para hindi hirap na hirap ang welder ay kung sino ang my ipapataking susunduin ng mga fitter ang welder para hakutin ang machine at tig torch isama mo na pati argon.. kaso ang nagkaproblema ay ang piping foreman humina ang report nila..

habang 1 lang ang gnwang taker..nag usap usap kmi na alternate kami sa pag tataking para d nmn syadong argrabyado ang taker.. pag hindi aq taker gnagawa ko fullweld ng mga socket joints o kaya nag fufullweld ng butt joint ganun din gnagawa ng mga kasama ko... ang tubo na hinihinang nmin ay ipinapangalan s ibang welder na mahinang mag production pero inaayos nmin bawat tira.

mga ilang araw na lumipas nung napapasarap na km s gnagawa nmin sb ng foreman nag meeting daw cl balik na ulit km s site mag taking na ulit kayo nagalit daw c Mr. Arawaraw cno daw ang nag sabi s foreman nmin na gawing 1 lang ang taker s piperack e pag kahaba haba nun.. c foreman tinuro c visor at c visor tinuro c OIC sORIANO..

nung nag ttaking na ulit kami tnxt kmi ni foreman punta muna d2 ang dalawang welder at mag 1st 2joint na kayu mga 11pm na un. ang alam nmin bawal mag 1st two pag gabi kelangan daw kaharap ang qc na c ms. karen. pero sb 4man nakausap n daw ni mr.pante at my witness km n qc na nyt shift sya ang nag witness.. nkapag prepare kmi ng gamit nmn mga 1am na ntpoz dhil breaktime ang 11pm to 12pm.. ng matapoz kami 2 ng pag hinang ng tig 2 na joint bumalik n ulit kami s syt at nag taking natpoz cguro un mga 330 o 4am..

mga ilang araw lumabas ang result ng 1st 2 joint ng mga pang umaga ang dami bumagsak s mga pang umaga ang kwento smin nung isang welder snbi ni Mr. Dapito (visor) na bagsak ang mga 1st 2joint nyo bumalik kayo dun s testingan ke Mr. Torres.. pumunta nga daw cla s welding skul tinanong nila kung ano ggwin nila ang tanging sb ng welding skul report na lang kayo dun ke mr. soriano sy tanungin nyo dhil d pa nmin alam yang case nyo. un daw sb s knila kya nagpunta cl ke mr. soriano...

FLIPtone said...

Si Mr. Soriano nmn ay nag labas ng memo na ang mag kakaron ng isang bagsak s 1st 2 joint ay mag cleclearance at bblik s welding skul para mag revalidate at pag dalawa nmn ang bagsak mo ay hindi ka na mag rerevalidate automatic tanggal ka na.

lumabas ang result ng 1st 2joint nmin n pang gbi aun my bagsak din kami..nag salita na s safety meeting c Soriano ang sbi nya "Ako ang nag gawa ng memo na ang babagsak s 1st two joint kahit isa ay automatic clearance at bblik s welding skul para mag revalidate o mag praktise syempre pag clearance walang bayad dahil unfair nmn s mga welder na nag proproduction sumasahod ng kaparehas ng sahod nyo pero bagsak nmn kau." walang nag react smin..

hanggang sa nakita ni foreman ung isang QC na pang umaga un na naging pang gbi ng araw na un dti syang nasa testingan trainee pa lang sya nung tumetesting kami. nung mahire nmn kmi nging QC na sya.. ang kaso lang ang sbi nya narinig ko sa mismo bibig nya ang sb nya ke Foreman "1st 2joint pa nga lang e bagsak na e di lalo na sa production puro bagsak hindi maaalam ang mga yan kaya bumagsak" d ko na sya nasagot dahil aq ay natigilan na shock aq..tama ba na ang isang Edukadong naturingan ay manghuhusga kagad ng ganun... ang pag QC kayang gawin ng welder ang pag welding hindi kayang gawin ng QC... ang welder pwedeng maging QC Inspector marami tayong welder na college level mga nakakaintindi ng drawing, blueprints etc madali lang maging QC ang welder kung gugustuhin lang sasamahan lng konti ng sipsip.. ang welding QC na hindi pa pumapasa sa CSWIP (Certification Scheme for Welding and Inspection Personnel) ay tinatawag na Q-SING GUBAT..

tuwing safety meeting andun si Angel Soriano minsan nmn c Mr. Pante snasbi ni visor wala pang pinapanganak na magaling na welder..

pinagclearance ang iba sa amin at iba nmn ay hindi na pinag clearance at pinagrevalidate na lng ng my sweldo...

ang mga nag clearance ay wala hanggang ngayon d pa rin nttwag s ag&p... aq nag try aq mag apply ulit s ag&p last week dala dala ko ang Resume at certification pati, GORO Clearance at Foster Weeler Clearance sb lng nila saka n daw ttwagan n lng daw... parang blacklisted na...

base lng po s exp ko ngaun p lng po aq nka ranas ng tanggal agad dhil nagkabagasak...

sa ibang company at noong GORO Project

pag 1 ang bagsak mo s 1st 2joint bayad 2

pag 2 ang bagsak mo s 1st 2joint bayad 4

pag my bumagsak kahit isa lng sa mga ibinayad mo saka ka pa lang tatanggalin atleast sana nabigyan ng chance..

pero kung pbblikin kmi babalik km ulit s ag&p ttesting ulit..lhat ng welder my mga bagsak na tira hindi nga lng cl nababalita kmi nabalita ipapaputol ko ang akin kpag my nailabas si soriano na welder na wala pang bagsak sapol ng humininang.... slamat....

FLIPtone said...

hindi ko naisama i2 alimutan...

nagtaka pa ang HR kung bakit daw kami mag cleclearance...d daw nila alam ang hakbang na gnawa ni Mr. Soriano kaya cguro ang iba sa amin hindi na nag clearance...