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Telus to send workers to college

SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS should not hinder an individual’s goal to finish college education, according to a contact center and business process outsourcing (BPO) company which has opened a program for employees to finish tertiary education while working a graveyard shift.

Javier Infante, president and chief executive officer of Telus International Philippines, Inc., told reporters in a briefing that helping his employees finish college education was not just a clear investment for the company but also on an individual’s future.

The program called Telus International University is a partnership with five universities.

“The company will subsidize the tuition of the beneficiary. The classes will be held in the two centers of Telus located in Cubao in Quezon City and Taguig. The professors of the universities will teach the standard curriculum but during schedules most suited for our employees who are working at night,” he said.

Mr. Infante said there would 50 employees in the initial launch of the program, which aims to reach 1,000 in the next three years. — Aura Marie P. Dagcutan

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