The Philippine Organized Workforce for Economic Recovery (Power Foundation), Inc. was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit organization on March 30, 2001 by a group of young individuals who were interested in helping Negros Province to rise above the perennial problems of unemployment and underemployment. POWER Foundation was privileged to have participated in JITCO (Japan International Training Cooperation Organization) skills and technology transfer program of Japan as a Sending Organization. It is a fully operating organization offering Vocational Technical courses to the youth. It operates a training center, which provides lesson in basic Japanese language, culture and work ethics to candidates in the POEA-JITCO Technical Internship Program. Its main office/training center is located at Marapara Heights Subdivision, Brgy Bata, Bacolod City. An extension office is located at No. 10, 7th Lacson Street, Barangay 7, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. The Foundation has 4 regular staff, 2 project-based staff, and 5 members of the Board.
It was first certified for 1 year on September 9, 2016 and which ended on October 11, 2017.
Its purposes, among others, are “to provide meaningful assistance to the labor force; to reduce unemployment in Negros; to provide livelihood training to the marginalized portion of the Filipino community, particularly in the province of Negros Occidental, so that they shall ultimately achieve economic independence; and to establish linkages and affiliations with resourceful organizations here and abroad, and encourage them to participate and assist in the livelihood training programs, including the granting of logistical support”. The Foundation offers the following TESDA courses: 1) Basic Japanese Language; 2)Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC 1; and 3) Flux-Cored Arc Welding NC 1.