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McDonald’s donates $5K to trade school

McDONALD’S donated $5,000 to the Northern Marianas Trades Institute on Wednesday.

This makes  McDonald’s a diamond sponsor of NMTI’s gala night which will be held on June 22 at the Fiesta Resort & Spa.

McDonald’s Saipan general manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. said they support NMTI because “my family and my organization are firm believers in education.”

He added, “We hope that the institute will continue offering courses needed by different  businesses.”

He said NMTI teaches skills that “our economy truly needs.”

He himself is taking an NMTI electrical course.

Northern Marianas Trades Institute Chief Executive Officer Agnes McPhetres and staff receive a $5,000 donation from McDonald’s Saipan and Guam owner Marcia Ayuyu and store manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. on Wednesday at McDonald’s Middle Road.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio Northern Marianas Trades Institute Chief Executive Officer Agnes McPhetres and staff receive a $5,000 donation from McDonald’s Saipan and Guam owner Marcia Ayuyu and store manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. on Wednesday at McDonald’s Middle Road. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

“It is useful in everyday life. Electricity is part of our daily lives. We cannot really operate without  electricity, it is almost as essential as water.

“Some people have dreams of going off-island and studying in a big four-year university in the states. But we also need to take advantage of the institutions we have right here on island like Northern Marianas College and  NMTI. You can have a successful career by starting at NMTI.”

NMTI Chief Executive Officer Agnes McPhetres thanked McDonald’s Saipan for its continued support.

“McDonald’s is one of the stakeholders who believe education is the key to economic stability,” she added.

“Trades education is more expensive as it requires countless hours of hands-on practice.  I firmly believe that our community sees the need for NMTI, thus the strong support from individuals like Joe Sr., Marcie and the rest of the Ayuyu family,” McPhetres said in a statement.

NMTI will hold its third annual gala fundraising night on June 22. McPhetres said the proceeds from the event will be used to purchase equipment and student tools in  construction trades.

Gala tickets are priced at $100 per person and can be bought by calling Ross Manglona at 322-6684 or Julie Manglona at 783-7682.