The best and brightest civil engineers across the country have joined the government service through Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson announced this during the graduation ceremonies of the third batch of Department’s Cadet Engineering Program (CEP) held at the DPWH Head Office, Port Area, Manila.
Secretary Singson said that the 44 graduates under batch 3 of the DPWH CEP whose selection were rigorously done from all over the Philippines in partnership with the First Pacific Leadership Academy (FLPA) have completed the six-month intensive training in preparation for their career in the Department. They have undergone on-the-job training covering technical knowledge, strategic thinking, leadership, public service, and values and professional ethics.
Started by Secretary Singson in 2013, the Cadet Engineering Program aims in investing in human resources development to set new entry standards for civil engineers in the bureaucracy. To date, the CEP has produced 125 graduates who are now working in the DPWH Head Office, Regional Offices and District Engineering Offices.
Secretary Singson said he considers his advocacy of hiring young civil engineers as one of his most precious legacy programs in the Department.
“You, the CEP graduates, along with 1,394 newly hired young civil engineers, will form part of the positive change in the DPWH,” Secretary Singson told graduates.
Singson hopes that the Cadet Engineering Program together with the Young Engineers Recruitment Program will further encourage top civil engineering graduates to begin their career with DPWH instead of working overseas. (DPWH)