Launching of PNOC's Future Ready Academy
PNOC President meeting the Grade 12 students during the launch of the Future Ready Academy at the PNOC Board Room.

The Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) marked a significant milestone on January 27, 2024, with the inauguration of the Future Ready Academy (FRA) at the PNOC Corporate Center. This pioneering initiative welcomed thirty (30) outstanding Grade 12 students from esteemed institutions, including Taguig Science High School, Makati Science High School, Pasig City Science High School, and Sen. Renato “Compañero” Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School.

FRA: Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

The Future Ready Academy (FRA) is not just another youth leadership program; it is a transformative platform designed by PNOC to nurture the next generation of energy leaders. Grounded in the principles of Competence, Character, and Critical Thinking, FRA aims to equip young minds with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values essential for effective leadership in the energy sector.

PNOC’s Holistic Approach to Leadership Development

At the heart of FRA lies a robust framework emphasizing Competence, Character, and Critical Thinking. Through a carefully curated curriculum spanning 20 weeks, students will engage in immersive learning experiences every Saturday. The program is tailored to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) track, ensuring relevance and depth in energy-related subjects.

Fostering Competence for Future Energy Leaders

Under the guidance of industry experts, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the energy sector, from renewable energy technologies to sustainable practices. Through interactive sessions and hands-on activities, they will develop the technical expertise needed to navigate complex energy challenges.

Building Character

Integrity, empathy, and ethical leadership are the cornerstones of effective governance. FRA instills these values in students, emphasizing the importance of ethical decision-making and responsible stewardship of resources.

Encouraging Critical Thinking

In a rapidly evolving world, the ability to think critically and solve complex problems is paramount. FRA empowers students to analyze real-world issues through a multidisciplinary lens, fostering innovative solutions and forward-thinking approaches.

A Collaborative Learning Environment

FRA goes beyond traditional classroom education, offering students mentorship opportunities with industry leaders and experts. Through project development and implementation, students will apply their newfound knowledge in practical settings, making meaningful contributions to their communities.

Shaping a Sustainable Future

As the energy landscape continues to evolve, the need for visionary leaders has never been greater. Through Future Ready Academy, PNOC is laying the groundwork for a sustainable and prosperous future, driven by a new generation of empowered and enlightened energy leaders. In summary, Future Ready Academy embodies PNOC’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability. By investing in the development of young talent, PNOC is not only shaping the future of the energy sector but also empowering individuals to make a positive impact on society and the environment.