Graduation Group PictureTwenty-eight of Metro Manila’s brightest students gathered in Camp Explore in Antipolo last month for Unleashing Positive Energy: First Gen Power Camp.
The six-day live-in event aims to teach students about the different aspects of the power industry, including technical, social, economic and political issues related to the management of energy in the Philippines.
The students came from the top 20% of incoming junior and senior college students of engineering, finance, management and accounting in top Metro Manila universities, said Power Camp director Sidney Cordero, who heads Learning and Development at First Gen and First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH).
The course introduced the students to the basics of energy through discussions led by energy professionals, including FPH chief sustainability officer Agnes de Jesus, Business Development Group-Solar senior manager Derrick Tolentino, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency vice president Aloysius Santos, and Power Economics and Trading head Carlo Vega of First Gen.
The students also interacted with the technical coaches and speakers and joined First Gen’s senior business leaders in a forum about careers in the power sector.
A key component of the course was the plant tours in Batangas and Nueva Ecija where the participants explored First Gen’s gas and hydro plant facilities. They also saw for themselves how the company works to protect the biological resources surrounding the site.
Before their graduation on Day 6, the students had an interaction with First Gen senior leaders and the Power Camp faculty.
Bio Diversity Center Group Picture