Gaining skills for a better life in the Philippines
Batangas refinery, Luzon island
Since 1982, Pilipinas Shell Foundation has been helping people living near Shell’s Batangas refinery on the island of Luzon to equip themselves with oil and gas industry skills. The foundation runs a technical and vocational training programme called SKIL (Sanayan sa Kakayahang Industriyal), which offers 3-6 month courses in welding, pipefitting and scaffolding. It also refers graduates to companies. Shell directly funded SKIL during an upgrade to the refinery Batangas refinery in 2014-15. Meet Marco, one of the SKIL graduates, who was able to build a better future for himself and his family.