SorSU pursues global ties, inks MOA with US-Based OnDemand Innovation, DBA ODI Technologies, Inc.

Pursuing the Universityโ€™s vision to developing globally competitive leaders and professionals, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) ceremonial signing between Sorsogon State University (SorSU) and OnDemand Innovation, DBA ODI Technologies, Inc., took place on June 26, 2023, at SorSU Board Room, Sorsogon City Campus.

With the active involvement of SorSU – International Relations Office (IRO), headed by Dr. Vivien L. Chua, the MOA signifies a shared partnership and collaboration on developing productive and skilled future workers through a student internship/training program, aiming to assist SorSU in co-developing โ€œ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค-๐˜พ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™€๐™ญ๐™˜๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™šโ€ in selected industry disciplines.

Student-interns who will undergo the Internship Program at ODI Technologies, through the selection and recommendation of the University, are fourth-year college students under SorSU – Bulan Campus College of Information & Communications Technology (CICT): Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), and Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS), with four (4) selected student-interns (under Computer Science Program) as part of the initial partnership.

OnDemand Innovation, DBA ODI Technologies, Inc., with offices both in the United States and the Philippines, is a global privately held commercial company providing services and solutions that include ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜Š๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ & ๐˜š๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต/๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜ˆ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.

During the ceremonial MOA signing program, Dr. Jhonner D. Ricafort (Vice President for Academic Affairs), in his welcome remarks, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to OnDemand Innovation (ODI) and its CEO, Mr. Michael J. Espina, emphasizing that the input from ODI will undoubtedly ensure the relevance of the ICT curriculum of the Bulan Campus, as technology is evolving at a rapid pace and for the University to keep abreast of new developments in order to remain up-to-date and relevant.

Meanwhile, Mr. Michael J. Espina (CEO, ODI Technologies) also gave a message to the attendees, where he mentioned that the Philippines is his motherโ€™s homeland and this is his way of giving back and assured SorSU of ODIโ€™s commitment to changing the lives of the Sorsoganons.

Moreover, SUC President III, Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus, and Prof. Ma. Elena C. Demdam both shared their hopes and aspirations to establish Sorsogon State University on a global scale. Prof. Demdam concluded her ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™™๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™‚๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™™๐™š with a hopeful remark, โ€œ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ด.โ€

SUC President III, Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus, represented the Sorsogon State University, while Mr. Michael J. Espina (CEO, OnDemand Innovation, DBA ODI Technologies, Inc.) represented OnDemand Innovation, DBA ODI Technologies, Inc. The ceremonial signing was also attended by Engr. Rey C. Rodrigueza (Dean, College of Information & Communications Technology – Bulan Campus; Prof. Corazon G. Bongalosa (IRO Coordinator, SorSU – Bulan Campus); Mr. Jopet Vincent B. Medalla; Mr. Anthony S. Gacis (MIS Coordinator, Bulan Campus); Ms. Caryl L. Gamis (IRO Staff); and other SorSU employees & ODI representatives.

The MOA signing was witnessed by Prof. Ma. Elena C. Demdam (Campus Director, SorSU – Bulan Campus) and Ms. Marjorie Garcia (Corporate Secretary, ODI Technologies). (SorSU PIO)