/ 20 February 2024

THE Polytechnic University of the Philippines partnered with salt-based technology company Salinas (IM) Corporation to implement national and international government-industry-academe programs.

University President Dr. Manuel Muhi and Salinas Corp. Vice President for Sales and Marketing Glenn Khonghun led the signing of memorandum of understanding last week.

PUP said the collaboration is part of the College of Business Administration’s program ‘Nation Building: Together as One, an initiative bringing together the Government, Academe and Industry (National and International) towards building a resilient nation’.

“This strategic partnership with Salinas will go a long way to strengthen our students’ entrepreneurial competencies and could pave the way to impactful research and extension programs for the Philippine Salt Technology Industry,” CBA Dean Cindy Soliman said.

Soliman also hoped the partnership will create a ripple effect which benefits the college, the university, the industry, and the country as well.

Under the three-year agreement, the two institutions will conduct industry-driven community extension programs and research projects, job fairs and internship fairs, student internship/immersion programs for undergraduate students, special lectureship, and industry-responsive curriculum development.

Both parties also agreed to increase public awareness on the intricacies of salt through the combined assistance of the PUP Communication Management Office (CMO), College of Science’s Department of Food Technology, and College of Communication.

Salinas (IM) Corporation is one of the market leaders in the country’s salt industry. It seeks to lead and professionalize the production, distribution, and marketing of salt, while serving the basic needs of different industries across the country through its main product and allied strategic industries of water, food, and feeds.