Who We Are
The Roots of Our Advocacy
From being an investment holding company in 1973, MFI evolved into a fully operating educational institution that provides technical skills education and training to Filipinos, the industry, and to those in need. MFI implements its purpose through its current programs: Senior High School, Bachelor’s Degree, Short Courses, Customized Training, and Skills Assessment Services.
MFI comes into being as a duly registered, non-stock, non-profit foundation organized for the broadening of Meralco’s ownership base and the pursuit of socially-oriented projects.
MFI registers as a granting science foundation under the National Science Development Board, enabling it to sponsor scholarships; It enters into a partnership with the Rizal Provincial Government for the establishment of a school for technician training.
MFI and the Rizal Provincial Government launch the Rizal Technological Colleges – Institute of Industrial Technology.
The Institute of Industrial Technology is transferred to the Manila Technician Institute, with MFI managing a scholarship program funded by the Philippine Business for Social Progress.
MFI transforms itself into an operating science foundation, duly recognized by the National Science Development Board and allowed to run its own programs and projects; The first batch of MFI scholars graduate from the three-year technician programs in mechanical and electrical technology at the Manila Technical Institute.
MFI together with the Center for Research and Communication and the National Science Development Board, organizes the pivotal Skilled Manpower for the Eighties Congress. Among the significant resolutions from this forum is the need to develop middle-level technical manpower.; The Meralco Foundation Center for Manpower Resources ( MFCMR ) is conceived as an offshoot of the Congress, to serve as a bridge between the users and suppliers of manpower and a center for skills and human development.
MFI formally launches its first three programs: the Technical Training and Testing Program ( TTTP ); the Research, Conferences and Publications Program ( RCPP ); and the Information Systems and Placement Program ( ISPP )
MFI launches the Tilapia Fish Cage Research Project to benefit 1,000 marginal fishermen in Jalajala, Rizal.; MFI partners with Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City and establishes the Xavier University Center for Industrial Technology.
MFI graduates its last batch of scholars at the Manila Technician Institute.; The Meralco Foundation Institute is established as MFI’s first operations center; The Meralco Foundation Center for Professional Development ( MFCPD ) , MFI’s training facility completes its development in Talisay, Batanggas and is established as MFI’s second operations center.
The Public Relations Society of the Philippines awards MFI’s Work Attitude Program ( WAP ), the Grand Anvil Award – an award known as the Oscars of Public Relations; The Manpower Information Center is established as the third operations center catering to systems effectiveness programs and placement services.; The Agro-Aquatic Development Center in Jalajala, Rizal becomes MFI’s fourth operations center. It starts the Tilapia Culture and Research Project.
MFI sets up its fifth operations center, the Meralco Foundation Technical Assistance Center; MFI enters the field of computer education with the Advanced Courses in Computer Information Systems ( ACCIS ), a joint project with IBM Philippines, Inc. and the University of the Philippines.
The Meralco Foundation Institute graduates its first batch of ITP scholars; MFI acquires Prime Manpower Resources Development, Inc. for the recruitment, testing, and certification of overseas Filipino workers; The Presidential Commission on Good Government begins its review of MFI and its operations.
The Italian Grant consisting of a donation of state-of-the-art equipment and the training of instructors is approved; MFI is awarded the Anvil Award for its Mobile Training Program, a classroom-on-wheels that makes technical training accessible to the poor in depressed areas; The MFI Corporate Culture Program is launched; MFI together with the People’s Economic Council, the Development Bank of the Philippines, and the Department of Trade and Industry launches the People’s Economic Data Resources and Opportunities or PEDRO; MFI starts a joint project with Abot-Palad Foundation, the Marketing Associations of Groups Involved in Communities ( MAGIC ), with the support of the Technology and Livelihood Resource Center ( TLRC ) and Caritas.
The Cornerstone Laying Ceremony for MFI’s own building in Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City is held.
The Compromise Agreement among MFI, PCGG and the Lopezes is signed; Construction of the MFI Institute and Administration buildings is completed.
MFI is selected as partner in education technology development of the Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (SwissContact). The partnership breathes life to MFI’s Edtech Program; MFI launches the Rizal Integrated People’s Program for Livelihood and Enterprise (RIPPLE) to assist the Technology and Livelihood Resource Center, Rizal Provincial Government, and farmer’s associations in implementing an integrated rice production system.
The compromise Agreement is fully implemented, making MFI completely independent from Meralco and the governement. MFI ceases to be a holding company and becomes a purely private science foundation; The Italian Government sends 12 MFI Institute Instructors to a three-month training in Italy as part of the Italian grant package.
The first batch of ITP students schooled in MFI Institute’s new curricullum graduates; MFI Establishes the Jalajala Family Farm School for Boys in Jalajala, Rizal.
MFI Replicates the Industrial Technician Program in the Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise, Cebu City.
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation – Human Resource Development in Industrial Technology gives MFI the recognition of Exemplary Models Project in Industrial Technician Program on May 13, 1995 at Toronto, Canada; MFI Replicates the Industrial Technician Program in Columban College, Olongapo City.
The Fund for Assistance to Technician Education (FATE) to ensure the perpetuity of MFI’s scholarship program is launched; The Bais Family Farm School is established in Bais City, Negros Oriental.
MFI launches the Continuing Rural Education (CREP) to provide the education and training services to out-of-school youth, women and farmers in rural communities, with initial activities in the municipalities of Laguna.
The Information Technology Program is officially launched as a two-year partial scholarship program.
MFI is chosen as a Center for Excellence in the Philippines (1999-2003) by the ASEAN Economic Ministers – Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan Economic Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC).
Tribong MFI is institutionalized to address pressing medical needs in depressed areas; The Bayanihan Alay sa Anak ng Bayani (BASAB) is launched by MFI and AFP to enable families of AFP personnel casualties in line of duty to receive special training programs in MFI or any of its partner institutions.
MFI is accredited as one of the Civil Service Commission Training Institutions for both the Center for Values and Professional Development on March 7, 2001 and the Meralco Foundation Institute on October 12, 2001.
The Information Technology center opens; MFI is chosen as Model Center of Excellence in the Philippines (2002-2004) by the ASEAN Economic Ministers – Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan Economic Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC).
MFI Advisory Council is Established
MFI receives the ISO 9001:2000 certification from AJA Registrars
MFI is given the award Leaving No Soldier’s Orphan Behind; MFI is chosen as Model Center of Excellence in the Philippines (2005-2009) by the ASEAN Economic Ministers – Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan Economic Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC).
MFI reaches out to CALABARZON by establishing the MFI Technological Institute branch in Calamba.
The MFI Farm Business Institute partners with the University of Rizal System (URS) and Management Association of the Philippines to offer a ladderized agri-entrepreneurship program. On June 2009, the institute accepted its first batch of students for the BS Entrepreneurial Management major in Farm Business program.
The MFI Technological Institute expands its education programs utilizing the Dual Training System. Two-year programs in Automotive and Motorcycle Technology, Industrial Mechatronics, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology, and Network Administration Technology were added to Industrial Technician Program.
The MFI Technological Institute becomes a certified Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider recognized by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) through the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers.
MFI receives the ISO 9001:2008 certification from AJA Registrars.
The MFI Technological Institute moves its branch from Calamba to an MFI-owned building in Pasay City.
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How We Do It
Our goal is to make quality education accessible.
About MFI Polytechnic Institute Inc.
MFI Polytechnic Institute Inc. (formerly MFI Foundation, Inc.) is an education service provider of career-oriented and technology-related programs for more than 40 years.
Lifetime of Support for You and Your Career
Designed to support the career goals of individuals at every stage of their lives, our programs are focused on technologies, which are essential building blocks of future innovation in automation and controls, automotive, electronics, computer and information technology, electrical, refrigeration and metal trades.
Simulate Learning with Actual Work Environments
As a polytechnic institute, MFI combines classroom and practical learning in simulated and actual work environments, ensuring learners gain relevant skills and values to enable them to enter the workforce, grow in one’s career, or explore new opportunities any where in the world.
Relevant Programs and Immense Opportunities Guaranteed
MFI Polytechnic’s long history of close collaboration with employers guarantees its learners with employer-relevant programs and immense opportunities for work immersion, internship, and employment.
Vision & Mission
We shall be a self-sustaining private polytechnic institute recognized as a leading provider of technological education and training, and enablers of individuals to realize their career potentials, consequently helping enterprises to grow, and communities to prosper.
We commit to educate students and provide technologically skilled, job-ready graduates to the industry and further enhance the capabilities of existing professionals.
We commit to develop our MFI team to be competent, highly motivated and guided by values.
We commit, in partnership with our interested parties, to the growth of enterprises and prosperity of communities.