Gaining skills for a better life in the Philippines
Malampaya Deep-water Gas-to-Power project, Palawan island
Poor and unemployed young adults from communities close to our Malampaya Deep-water Gas-to-Power project in the Philippines are gaining skills for jobs in areas such as welding, pipe-fitting, and construction as part of a vocational training programme run by the Malampaya Foundation. The programme, called Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST), links trainees with industries in need of skilled workers. Since 2007, the BEST programme has produced more than 4,200 scholars, 80% of whom have found work in the Philippines or overseas.
Meet Brenda, the woman who broke the mould in her Filipino village when she trained as a welder.