Embracing diversity: Meralco adding more women linecrew

Girl power is running high in the MVP Group’s Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) with the addition of more female linecrew.

As part of its continuing efforts to champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the power utility giant is set to welcome new female linecrew who will help deliver stable and reliable electricity service to customers.

Meralco said 34 aspirants, including 13 women, have completed the six-month Meralco Linecrew Training Program (MLTP) that started last May.

They will be endorsed for further assessment and possible hiring and deployment.

The MLTP is a comprehensive training course open to both men and women that involves a series of lectures, thorough physical conditioning, critical assessments, and on-the-job training program geared towards Meralco’s efforts to continuously develop a pool of skilled linecrew.

“All of the new MLTP trainees are equipped with the necessary training and tools so that they can safely perform their jobs to the best of their abilities. I am confident that the latest batch of MLTP graduates will use their new learnings to help deliver excellent service to Meralco’s customers,” MLTP manager Roman Leandro Manlapaz said.

Meralco aims to increase women representation in the workforce to nearly half or 40 percent by 2030.

The power distributor pioneered the training and hiring of female linecrew in Southeast Asia back in 2013.

Meralco said a total of 11 women from the first batch are still working in the company in various capacities

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