Dr. Renato Carlos Ermita Jr. (left), president of the National University (NU), and Dr. Arturo dela Peña, president and CEO of St. Luke’s Medical Center, sign the agreement which aims to offer provide students with better career opportunities and world-class, on-the-job training, and create meaningful collaborations. Held at the NU campus in Baliwag, the agreement covers students from NU campuses in Manila, MoA, Fairview, Laguna, Dasmariñas, Lipa and Bulacan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
National University (NU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) with leading healthcare facility St. Luke’s Medical Center to provide students with world-class on-the-job training; better career opportunities; and important collaborations. Held at the NU campus in Baliwag, the MoA signing covered students from the school’s campuses in Manila, MOA, Fairview, Laguna, Dasmariñas, Lipa and Bulacan.
Through this partnership, NU and St. Luke’s Medical Center would provide employment opportunities for graduates of all programs. Students had the chance to explore career opportunities at St. Luke’s Medical Center through career talks, job fairs, and on-the-job training (OJT). In addition, graduating students had the opportunity to attend the preliminary interview with St. Luke’s Medical Center once approved by NU, based on agreed timelines and processes.
Additionally, St. Luke’s Medical Center would provide special contributions to make a specific program aligned and compliant with industry standards; would consider industry visits, faculty immersion, consultation and peer mentorship, approved by NU; and create collaboration through research and the exchange of invitations for seminars and training.
Dr. Renato Carlos Ermita Jr., President of NU, signed the MoA on behalf of the university while Dr. Arturo dela Peña, President and CEO of St. Luke’s Medical Center, represented the health facility .
“This partnership, we hope, will bring close collaboration in areas that interest me personally, namely curriculum development, internship, work placement, hopefully even faculty exchange. and, specifically, research,” Ermita said.
During this time, dela Peña hoped to develop a long-term partnership with NU in which both institutions would benefit and qualify in the process.