The College Admission, Review and Readiness (CAREERS) project allows 36 high school scholars from all over the Philippines to collaborate in unity with the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) which sites a camp in Valencia, Negros Oriental.
EDC project for scholars
The CAREERS project aspires in providing potential high school graduates with a college educative support and opportunity with the partnership of the University of the Philippines (UP) and other local universities through-out the Philippines. After their courses, they will be provided with secures job opportunities by working for the EDC.
According to Norreen Bautista (Head of EDC’s Community Partnerships, External Relations, and Watershed Management Group for Negros Island), the CAREERS project also aims in breaking the cycle of poverty and giving more educative opportunities to these potential scholars. The project (on its eighth year) continues to prosper with their goals having a total of 76 scholars in various UP campuses, of which 13 have already graduated.
EDC Geothermal Company
EDC is considered the biggest vertically integrated geothermal company in the world. It is the only diversified renewable energy firm in the country as well. Providing minimal financial support in educational sites, the EDC will also be organizing these scholars to attend activities like course guidance, career mentoring, leadership trainings and advocacy talks.
“As our nation’s future leaders and decision makers, it is crucial for us to empower them with relevant information on how they can be environmental and geothermal advocates,” explained Bautista.