Industry Academe Link ProgramPresentation Transcript
The UST Engineering Alumni Association, Inc.’s Industry – Academe Link Programme
Creation of Multi-discipline cooperatives thru CDA/CHED: CE, ME, EE, CHE, ECE, IE
Register multi-discipline coops. such as:
Above coops. shall be multi-purpose (non-Agri)
F/S shall be jointly prepared by USTEAAI, Faculty, & Student Reps.
Organizations shall be prepared by respective engineering disciplines
The Industry-Academe Link shall be handled by USTEAAI w/ Faculty & Students.
USTEAAI shall register a confederation of multi-discipline coops (secondary/tertiary) w/ CDA and shall apply for regular membership w/ the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA)
The coops shall be registered via Cooperative Expresslane Registration
UST Engineering Coops need endorsement from Commission on Higher Education
Reservation of Proposed Cooperative Names:
REPRESENTATION WITH GOVERNMENT –
As an organization concerned in promoting and protecting the interest and development of the construction industry, business concerns and problems (i.e., payments, construction materials standards, etc.) confronting the construction industry are brought to the attention of the government agency/ies concerned for appropriate action. As the recognized "voice of the construction industry" PCA is being represented in a number of government bodies tasked with policy formulation and implementation, drafting of laws, rules and regulations, and administrative directives.
BUSINESS REFERRALS /OPPORTUNITIES
Through its PCA Update / Bid Bulletin, circulars, letters, and its website members are advised with information on projects for tender / bid notices / invitation to prequalify, be it B-O-T or negotiated contracts on government as well as private projects. Sometimes, PCA is also requested by the government to assist in undertaking government special projects such as schoolbuildings, roads during emergencies. PCA then distributes these projects to its members for execution.
ACCESS TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INFORMATION
The PCA offers a wide range of references on market and product profiles, foreign business and trade directories, country profiles as well as economic indicators.
OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND DO BUSINESS WITH FOREIGN BUSINESSMEN
The PCA regularly receives foreign businessmen and trade missions coming into the country. The PCA then arranges a one-on-one meetings for purposes of exploring the possibility for tie-ups / joint ventures with these foreign companies/businessmen. Outgoing trade missions are likewise organized by the PCA.
PROMOTION THROUGH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES & TRADE MISSIONS
As a regular member of the International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors' Association (IFAWPCA), and the ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF), the PCA organizes PCA Delegations to attend international conferences and conventions which offers new technologies, equipment and materials in construction. It likewise holds Council Meetings as the venue to report the status of the Philippine construction industry and the possibility of good business opportunities it may offer to other countries. These visits and bi-lateral exchanges are rich sources of contacts and possible joint ventures.
EASY ACCESS TO CONSTRUCTION EXHIBITION, TRAINING, SEMINAR AND SYMPOSIUM
The PCA, as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), regularly conducts subsidized training, seminars and symposiums for all its member - companies. It also conducts regular skills training courses as well as skills testing and certification for construction industry workers in close coordination with the Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Construction Manpower Development Foundation (CMDF).PCA is the organizer of the biggest construction exhibition in the Philippines the PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION better known as the PHILCONSTRUCT. In this exhibition, hundreds of companies serving the construction industry participate to introduce their products and services.