A Time Growth and Learning

As her venture at HERO comes to an end, Angel Maika C. Mondala, a Civil Engineering student from Southern Leyte State University - Main Campus, shares her experience and insights on her internship.

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My on-the-job training (OJT) experience has been one of the most valuable experiences of my life. As a student in an engineering course, I was required to complete an OJT program to gain practical experience in my chosen field. I was excited to start my journey at HERO Construction and Development Corporation, but I have no idea how much I would learn and grow during my training.

At the start of my internship, I was assigned to work in an office setting, where I was tasked with assisting Engr. Syrah. At first, I was overwhelmed and was adjusting to my new environment. But with the guidance and support of my colleague, I quickly adapted to the work environment and began to develop my skills and knowledge.

Preparation of bid documents. Photo taken at HERO Construction and Development Corporation office.

Throughout my OJT journey, I had the opportunity to work with different tasks, each with its unique challenges and learning opportunities. I had the chance to attend an actual pre-bidding and bidding conferences which gives me an insight into the bidding processes. I was able to prepare a bidding documents which I'd learn to gather information on potential projects and prepared a competitive bid. I had also performed indexing of project files to easily track documents in each folder and container through the company's digital system. I was also tasked with estimating project costs, which was intimidating because of the responsibility for ensuring its accuracy and may face negative consequences if estimates are incorrect.

First monthly report I attended. Photo taken at HERO CDC office.

My OJT journey taught me the value of perseverance and hard work. There were times when I encountered challenges and setbacks, but I learned to overcome them by staying focused and committed to my goals. I embrace failure as a learning opportunity and never to give up on my dreams.

In conclusion, my journey as an OJT was a time of learning, growth, and self-discovery. It is a valuable experience that provided me with practical skills and knowledge that will be beneficial for my future career. I am grateful to the owner of the company, Engr. Herbert and Engr. Rogin, and colleagues for their guidance and support throughout my journey in HERO Construction and Development Corporation and I look forward to apply the lessons I learned in my future endeavor. 

With the lovely and approaching workers of HERO CDC. Photo taken at HERO CDC office.

Angel Maika Mondala

Angel Maika is a civil engineering intern at HERO Construction. She collaborates with the project engineer and oversees ongoing projects while under training to learn technical skills and the practicalities of the profession in the construction industry.

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