Mapúa Mechanical Engineering students qualify for first URC manufacturing operations training
Two teams of graduating Mechanical Engineering (ME) students of Mapúa University participated in the first Universal Robina Corporation Business Insider Training Experience (URC B.I.T.E.) held last January 21 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
The five-day boot camp gives engineering students the opportunity to be mentored by technical experts where they learn to build strategies and initiatives necessary in handling workplace cases and to create solutions to possible problems while in manufacturing operations.
(L-R) Rachelle Galicia, Sarah Sumaoang, URC mentor Kristopher Bispo, a Mapúa Chemical Engineering graduate, and John Luke Cruz
Mapúa’s Team 1, composed of Rachelle Galicia, Sarah Sumaoang, and John Luke Cruz, and Team 2, composed of Emmanuelle Davis, Mark Joseph Macapuno, and Rocelyn Racsa, competed with 10 other teams from various schools in the Philippines. They worked on case studies focused on environment and sustainability, which are based on real-life manufacturing scenarios in URC plants.
(L-R) Mark Joseph Macapuno, Rocelyn Racsa, URC mentor Kristopher Bispo, and Emmanuelle Davis
The groups were given corporate overviews and talks by URC leaders and were assigned business cases, which were presented during the culminating event. The ME students from Mapúa were also offered to take part in the URC Manufacturing Cadetship program. Team 2 has accepted the offer and is currently on the process of their cadetship application.