/ 10 June 2021

THE MAPUA University signed a memorandum of understanding with the British Standards Institution so that it can offer International Organization Standardization certificate training courses.

Mapua President Dr. Reynaldo Vea and BSI Group Philippines Managing Director Ava Taniajura signed the MOU.

“Mapua is the first academic partner of BSI in the Philippines. The three-year partnership enables Mapúa to be an authorized ISO training and certification provider for around 20 ISO categories, ranging from quality management system, occupational health and safety management system, to calibration laboratories, among others,” the university said.

Under the agreement, Mapua can integrate the ISO training in the curricula of its undergraduate and graduate programs as an elective or specialization track.

“When ISO training is integrated in their curriculum and certified, students are industry-ready when they graduate, even when they enroll it as a short course in our Center for Continuing Education and Special Competencies,” Vea said.

The university added that students may opt to take the courses outside the curriculum to enhance their skills and competencies to become a certified ISO auditor in engineering, information technology, management and other related businesses and industries.

Meanwhile, BSI experts will conduct the lectures and train Mapua faculty members and non-teaching personnel to become certified ISO trainers.

BSI is the world’s first national standards body formed in 1901 and the author of technical standards on a wide range of products and services including ISO.

It helps businesses improve performance, reduce risk, and achieve sustainable growth, with solutions and services also supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.