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Triple J donates $1,500 to NMTI

(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Trades Institute received yet another generous gift from a well-known business as NMTI gets ready to kick off its 2nd annual dinner fundraiser set for Friday, June 23, at Fiesta Resort & Spa.

Presenting the $1,500 donation to NMTI were Mario Valentino, Jay Santos and Alex Camacho of Triple J Saipan Inc.  

According to Valentino, “As a vested stakeholder we want to see NMTI succeed in their endeavors to educate eligible U.S. workers. Our current investments need NMTI’s students and if Mr. Bob Jones could be here today, he would be the one handing this gift over.”

Triple J wants to see Northern Marianas Trades Institute succeed in educating more eligible U.S. workers.  Contributed photo

Triple J companies consist of Triple J Motors, Hertz, Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods, Triple J Truckload Store, Saipan Comfort Homes, Surfrider Resort Hotel, Sandy Beach Homes, Tony Roma’s, Truong’s, ‘Capricciosa, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the Surf Club and coming soon, Great Harvest Bread Co.

Agnes McPhetres, NMTI CEO, was on hand to receive the donation. McPhetres said, “Mr. Jones has been a supporter for quite some time. Last year he made a $5,000 Educational Tax Credit donation to our school. Triple J’s businesses open up doors of opportunities to residents. We are very fortunate to have them as a stakeholder.”

NMTI’s programs are focused on “hands on learning.” As such as their fundamental premise, funds generated at this year’s gala will be allocated to the construction of a “mock hotel room and restaurant” which will permit students in the hotel and restaurant program to get greater hands-on practice before moving on to the hotels.

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.