In preparation for the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III last July 28, AMI was featured in IBC 13. The feature focused on how the company has contributed to the improvement of employment in the semiconductor and electronics industry. The team was headed by its field reporter Ms. Sheila Frias who has seen the actual training classes, in both lecture and laboratory sessions. Graduates of the program were interviewed and they shared their experiences and learnings during and after their classes. They highlighted the emphasis of the learning service on the importance of work ethics and values in the workplace. These has made them different compared to the other production operators. They also mentioned their preparation on the technical side through their exposure in soldering and inspection as well as the training on organizational skills like 5S and quality management orientation.
Two facilitators, Mr. Joseph Pacao and Mr. Jake Fabregar, were asked about their role in molding the minds and hands of the learners. Mr. Pacao mentioned that his area is on Electronics Assembly and Soldering. He makes sure that the learners are familiar with the equipment that will be used in the process. He also reiterated that AMI training ensures that during the production operators’ first day of work, they will no longer be surprised about what they will see in the workplace environment and processes. Mr. Fabregar, on the other hand, stated that the learners are exposed to relevant skills test that allows the learners to improve on their comprehension and attention to details. The training allows the production operators to be exposed to work instructions and simulates the required process. This timed exercise is a preparation to make the learners become aware of quality and productivity.
AMI continues to train high school graduates in the TESDA-approved program on Electronics Production Line Back-end Operation Level 1 Program. This is in addition to the other standard and customized programs designed to meet individual customer requirements.