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(New) Tan Holdings, IT&E, Ambyth are newest MMAC sponsors

Tan Holdings, IT&E, and Ambyth Shipping Micronesia Inc. were added yesterday to the growing roster of sponsors for the 2015 Marianas March Against Cancer. Tan Holdings and IT&E are title sponsors, while Ambyth is a major sponsor.

Tan Holdings donated more than $5,700 that was raised from last Saturday’s JP and Cancer Alertness Walk.

Eli Arago, executive vice president for Tan Holdings, said the company has been donating to the MMAC for the past eight years.

IT&E donates $5,000 in in-kind contribution as a title sponsor of the 2015 Marianas March Against Cancer. IT&E's sales and marketing manager Hans W. Mickelson, fourth from right, join 2015 Marianas March Against Cancer committee and Commonwealth Cancer Association staff and board for a group photo. (Jayson Camacho)
Ambyth Shipping Micronesia Inc. donates $1,000 to the 2015 Marianas March Against Cancer committee and Commonwealth Cancer Association staff and board. (Jayson Camacho)

“It’s a good cause and I feel happy that we donated but I feel like we have to do more next year, meaning more coverage and involvement in the community,” Arago said.

IT&E gave $5,000 in in-kind donations. IT&E is one of the oldest continuous sponsors of the MMAC and the 2015 MMAC committee expressed their genuine and heartfelt gratitude for IT&E’s untiring support in the fight against cancer.

This is Ambyth's second year as a sponsor of the MMAC.

Josh P. Dandan, group quality assurance manager and human resource manager, said their sponsorship is intended to show their support in the fight against cancer.

“Cancer is a dreadful disease and Ambyth wants to show its support through its annual contribution. Unfortunately cancer continues to touch so many lives, including several members of the Ambyth family. We look forward to participating as a team in the coming years,” Dandan said.

Businesses, individuals, and organizations that also wish to support the 2015 MMAC may donate funds, services, or raffle items. Sponsorship levels include title sponsor (donating $3,000 or more), major sponsor (donating $1,000 to $2,999), or supporting sponsorship (donating $1 to $999).

Title sponsors this year are Delta Air Lines, Bank of Guam, Tan Holdings, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Joeten Daidai Foundation, Sorensen Media Group Saipan, Marianas Variety, and IT&E. Major sponsors are Xerox, Brabu Pharmacy, Traders Insurance, Jeff Hofschneider and Friends, Saipan Mayor’s Office, Bridge Capital LLC, and Ambyth Shipping Micronesia Inc.

The 2015 MMAC will be held at the Hopwood Junior High School field from May 1 to 2.

Money raised from MMAC is used by CCA to promote cancer awareness and prevention, provide patient support services, and serve as the liaison and advocate for cancer issues in the CNMI.

For donations, call committee chair Nola Hix at 989-6652 or email her at nola.hix@gmail.com.

This was originally published in Saipan Tribune, April 23, 2015

Free Training in Industrial Workplace Safety

(Seafix) — All U.S. qualified workers are invited to take part in interactive and informative training sessions offered by Seafix, Inc. These sessions are an introduction to the Industrial Workplace and to OSHA Safety. They are free to all participants, and are part of a grant from the Office of the Interior which is aimed at training U.S. qualified citizens so that they can join the local workforce.

Successful candidates from the first class session in July, from left: Joseph Imperial, Artemio Habal Jr., Marvin Wabol, Mark Blackburn, general manager of Seafix, Regina Camacho, Zoranelle Camacho and James Sablan. Contributed photo

Seafix believes that this program will educate participants on the various types of jobs available on island in the industrial field. Each session consists of both classroom education, and hands on learning. Approximately half of the class time is lecture/learning in a group setting. Then the participants go into the shop areas to learn about the machines, to see them in use, and to apply various safety procedures.

Currently, the fourth session is in progress. Additional sessions will be scheduled every two weeks until the funds are exhausted. To be included in the program, participants are asked to stop at Seafix office (located at the Pacific Trading building) to fill out a simple application. Each session allows only a limited number of participants so that each person receives maximum benefit from the machine shop experience.

To date, applicants successfully completing the program have enjoyed their training immensely. These participants are equipped with knowledge of safe workplace procedures, an understanding of the need for personal protection equipment and how it is used, and possess an interest in the many tooling machines and industrial equipment available. One recent graduate commented, “I’m hoping there will be more training and lots more hands on!”

The actual time spent in the machine shop seeing various mills and lathes in action is one of the favorite parts of recent training sessions. Many of the participants also make an effort at welding on a sample piece of metal, while donning the various personal protection equipment and practicing standard safety procedures. By having this experience in the machine shop, they better understand the talent, time and equipment needed to do each job safely.

The aim of these training sessions is to get more U.S. qualified workers ready for employment in the industrial field, and in turn to enhance the quality of life for the local population and to help stimulate the economy of our beautiful island.

This program was supported by Grant Number TA-CNMI-2011-5 awarded to the CNMI Department of Commerce by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Areas, and sub-granted by the CNMI Department of Commerce’s TA program manager. Point of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US. Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs, or the CNMI Department of Commerce’s TA Sub-grant Panel.

Guam Call on North Asia Service

Swire Shipping is pleased to announce the commencement of a Guam call on our North Asia Service. The regular direct Multi Purpose service will connect our North Asian ports in Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan to Guam, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and New Zealand. The Swire Shipping network of services provides direct access to markets in South East Asia, Australia and through our partner network we are able to provide services on a global scale.

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