Holcim Philippines employee training program cited

Holcim Philippines Center of Education Head Det Tansingco and HR Manager Bibi Aquino (second from right) receive the Outstanding Workplace Program trophy from AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista and officials of the Philippine Society for Training and Development during the recently concluded Gawad Maestro Awards.

For ensuring that learning from classroom trainings for employees have clear benefits to and applications in the company, leading cement manufacturer Hocim Philippines, Inc. was cited in the second Gawad Maestro Awards by the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) as this year’s best program for workplace learning and performance.

In May, the company received this year’s Outstanding Workplace Learning and Performance Program (WLP) for its Training Results thru Assessment, Coaching and Keen Monitoring (TRACK!) initiative.

Under TRACK!, managers and subordinates discuss the expectations before and after attending classroom training and the support needed to apply on the job lessons learned during training.

This has allowed Holcim Philippines to make the classroom trainings for its employees more purposive, and maximize the full benefits for the organization of such investment in its people’s development.

Holcim Philippines thanked the PSTD for the recognition and added that the award will motivate the company to further develop programs in support of employee engagement and workplace learning.

The PSTD launched the Gawad Maestro two years ago to honor individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and creativity in improving performance through training.

About Holcim

Holcim is one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as downstream activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.  Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HPHI) is a Philippines-based cement manufacturer and a member of Holcim Group. Holcim Philippines is involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of cement to the domestic and export markets. The Company produces four cement products: Holcim Excel, Holcim WallRight, Holcim Premium Bulk and Holcim 4X. Its products are sold in bags, jumbo bags and in bulk. Holcim Philippines operates four cement plants in La Union, Bulacan, Misamis Oriental, and Davao.  It currently has more than 1,700 employees in the Philippines. 

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