A Fruitful Work Experience: Students From Different Schools in Panabo City Participate Internship With MOVA Through SPES
by Jocelyn Fernandez in Uncategorized
A Fruitful Work Experience:
Students from Different Schools in Panabo City Participate Internship with MoVA Through SPES Program
My Own VA (MoVA) was invited to take part in Panabo City’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) last April 20, 2018. The interns came from Maryknoll College of Panabo, Northlink Technical College and several public schools in the city. Their schools required them to undergo on the job training so SPES, through PESO Panabo, conducted a screening and interviewed each of them to make sure their skills and interests can suffice the demands of MoVA’s clients. Most of the participants were IT students and have sufficient background in computer work. Though MoVA was more about admin support, management and graphic design, the interns still learned a lot during the two month program.
Since MoVA deals with international clients, the interns got opportunities to learn working with different cultures. The insights they gained were invaluable and understanding the demands of real world clients helped hone their skills in working with other people . They also expressed how beneficial it was for them to be working with MoVA team members. They were grateful how the company helped them have deeper understanding of how Information and Communications Technology played a major role in the world’s progress. Each training in MoVA surely encouraged them to work and focus on doing what they love to become talented individuals.
On the final week of May, the interns unfortunately had to go back to their individual schools. They took with them their amazing learning experience. MoVA owners, Jocelyn and Rick Fernandez, said “Training and helping people inside our company is costly, we expect to keep the interns and have them continue working with us but, unfortunately, they all had to go back to school. Even so, we were very fortunate to extend our hands and help these kids become better and we hope that when they are ready to work, they will come and work for us. They are very talented and these are the type of kids that we love to help. We’re very happy to be part of this program, of this community”
One intern did stay with the company after the program ended. Joel loved how healthy the work environment was. He hopes to learn more and excel as an IT major and as a virtual assistant.
My Own VA looks forward to helping more students from PESO (Public Employment Service Office) through SPES for many years to come.