The Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc. (PSEFI) was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on November 7, 2008 by a group of incorporators who were interested in providing training and certification for heavy equipment operation and other associated construction skills as there was an increasing shortage of competent workers in the construction industry. It is the corporate foundation of the Primary Group of Builders (PGB) and was organized primarily to help communities and the industry. It is an operating foundation with its main office at the SKILLS Campus, General Maxilom Ave, Cebu City. The Foundation has a regular staff of 38 and 7 members of the Board of Trustees.
Since its main intervention is technical training, PSEFI established the vocational institute called School of Knowledge for Industrial Labor, Leadership, and Service (SKILLS). The trainings offered by SKILLS are aligned to industry requirements and are registered with TESDA.
It was certified for one (1) year on February 4, 2011 and which ended on December 15, 2011. Its certification was renewed for 3 years on December 23, 2011 and which ended on December 7, 2014. On its second renewal of certification it was given a 5-year certification from February 6. 2015 to February 18, 2020.
Its Vision is to be the leading institution in developing the capability of globally competent Filipinos, enriching lives and contributing to social development. It Mission is to train and certify globally competent Filipino Workers.