Friday, March 22, 2024

SM, WMSU renews academic partnership

Aim to help students in internship programs, future job placements, and providing avenues for collaboration, learning, and mutual enrichment, SM City Mindpro sealed its academic partnership with Western Mindanao University (WMSU) anew on March 22.

The ceremonial signing of memorandum of agreement (MOA) was attended by Western Mindanao State University Academic Executives headed by its President, Dr. Ma. Carla Ochotorena; Vice President for Administration and Finance, Dr.  Joselito Madroñal; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Nursia Barjose; Vice President for Research, Extension, and External Linkages, Dr. Joel Fernando; University and Board Secretary, Associate Prof. Al-Ghani Mohammad; University Legal Officer, and SM City Mindpro representatives led by its Mall Manager, Aileen Ann Villa-Enriquez; Senior Human Resources Manager, Allen Macaso, and alumni employees.

“In the ever-evolving landscape of academia, collaboration is the catalyst for innovation, growth, and the advancement of knowledge. Today, we are thrilled to formalize the renewal of partnership that not only expands our academic horizons, but also opens up new avenues for collaboration and mutual enrichment”, shared Aileen Ann Villa-Enriquez, SM City Mindpro Mall Manager.

Dr. Carla Ochotorena shared her elation knowing that SM employed 40% of its workforce who were WMSU graduates, stating further that the institution has produced globally competitive individuals. 

SM’s renewal of academic partnerships, participation in job fairs, and scholarship grants are just some of the many ways SM gives back to its community. With the recent collaboration, SM City Mindpro hopes to contribute to the community development in the city through academic linkages.