Triple J donates $1,500 to NMTI gala

Northern Marianas Trades Institute CEO Agnes McPhetres receives the donation from Mario Valentino, Jay Santos, and Alex Camacho of Triple J. (Contributed Photo)

The Northern Marianas Trades Institute received yet another warm gift, a $1,500 donation from Triple J Saipan, Inc. just as the institute is getting ready to kick off its 2nd annual dinner fundraiser on Friday, June 23, at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan.

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

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 [Triple J owner] Mr. Bob Jones could be here today, he would be the one handing this gift over.”

Triple J family of companies consists 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., Surf Club, and, coming soon, Great Harvest Bread Co.

NMTI CEO Agnes McPhetres received the donation.

“Mr. Jones has been a supporter for quite some time. Last year he donated $5,000 in Educational Tax Credit to our school. Triple J’s businesses open up doors of opportunities to residents. We are very fortunate to have them as a stakeholder,” said McPhetres.

NMTI’s programs are focused on “hands on learning.” Funds generated at this year’s gala will be allocated to the construction of a mock hotel room and restaurant, which will give students in NMTI’s hotel and restaurant program a 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 (670) 322-6684 or Julie Manglona at (670) 783-7682. (PR)

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