114th Foundation Anniversary Highlights

OPENING PROGRAM

Mayor Jerry P. Trenas receives the Plaque of Appreciation  from ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong.

Iloilo Science and Technology University goes global in the celebration of its 114th Foundation Anniversary on September 9-13, 2019. This year’s theme is “ISAT U @ 114: Building Global Partnership for Inclusive Sustainable Development.”

“We are ASEAN citizens, we are global citizens,” was the call of ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong during the celebration’s opening program. “In our vision, we aim ISAT U as a leading science and technology university in Southeast Asia by 2030. We can only attain this if we actively involve ourselves in the global economy, global education, and if we participate our activities outside the country,”

Looking back at the person instrumental for ISAT U’s university status, the organizers invited Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Trenas as the guest speaker. Mayor Trenas, then Iloilo City lone district representative, sponsored RA No. 10595, converting Western Visayas College of Science and Technology into Iloilo Science and Technology University.

A sea of blue and gold filled the Multipurpose Educational Center after the celebration was formally opened by Dr. Raul F.Muyong. 

Mayor Trenas gave importance to formal education in the development of an individual. “It gives us the knowledge of the world around that changes into something better; it broadens our perspective about life and helps us build a strong sense of opinion,” Trenas said.

Education, according to Trenas,  plays a role in the development of people and society and it is part of the wheels for inclusive development of Iloilo City. He acknowledged ISAT U as an institution that is committed “to bettering the lives of each students and creating better opportunities and brighter future for everyone.”

The mayor also recognized ISAT U’s contributions in fostering better future through quality education, as a community that ensures holistic learning and development among Ilonggo students and the empowerment to effect positive change in the society. He also mentioned the university’s intervention as training ground and in the development of the Uswag Scholars of the city government.

The members of the Administrative Council in global attire.

A resounding applause filled the hall when Mayor Trenas signifies his support to ISAT U. “I am very proud of what this institution has become . . . from an institute to a college, and now to a University…you have my 150 % support.”

Mayor Trenas also included ISAT U in his dream to LEVEL UP ILOILO, “ bilang amay sang Iloilo, when I say Level Up Iloilo kita tanan ululupod agud mag Level Up. LEVEL UP ISAT UNIVERSITY. (as the father of Iloilo, when I say Level Up Iloilo, together we will Level Up. Level Up ISAT University.”

Setting the tone for globalization, the faculty and staff from different campuses wore global attires: the Non-Teaching Personnel-Asian; College of Arts and Sciences-South America; College of Engineering and Architecture-Oceania; College of Education-North America; College of Industrial Technology-Central America; Barotac Nuevo-Eastern Europe; Dumangas- Middle East; Leon-European Union; Miagao-The Carribean; alumni-Africa.

The faculty and staff from different campuses wear global attire representing the different regions of the world.

 


114th Founding Anniversary Celebration Highlights

TESTIMONIAL DINNER

Miss Lourdes A. Gapasin receives the Plaque of Appreciation from Dr. Raul F. Muyong. Joining the University president are (l-r) Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr., VPAA; Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, VPRE; and Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre, Jr. ,VPAF.

A Testimonial Dinner on the night of the opening day was held to recognize the retirees, loyalty service awardees, best researches of the faculty and special awardees for exemplary deeds. Hon. Julienne Baronda, Iloilo City Lone District Representative was  invited  as guest speaker.

Due to prior commitments and the busy schedule in the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives, Hon. Baronda was not able to attend the Testimonial Dinner. Her message, however, was read by Miss Lourdes Advincula Gapasin, one of Baronda’s consultants.

The RETIREES (above photo). Engr. Jonathan Antiquiera, Profs. Sammie Billanes, Rolando Jacuman, Rosario Mosquera and Engr. Dorothy S. Sorolla. Not in photo is Engr Editha S. Arguelles. Below are the outgoing department heads.

Cong. Baronda lauded the teachers’ commitment in bringing the welfare of the students, the well-being both inside and outside of the classroom, and the meaningful relationship in every aspects of the students’ lives.

She praised the teachers’ effort to survive despite of so many challenges and urged them to be catalyst of change in this great nation. Cong. Baronda also assured ISAT U academic community of legislation that will support the university’s program and activities. “Ang office ni Congresswoman Baronda, bukas gid sa inyo tanan (The office of Congresswoman Baronda is always open for you.”), says the message of the solon.

Six professors were honored as they closed the book of their teaching profession. The retirees were Engr. Jonathan C. Antiquiera, Profs. Editha S. Arguelles, Samie M. Billanes, Rolando  F. Jacuman, Rosario G. Mosquera, and Engr. Dorothy S. Sorolla.  Engr. Antiquiera was also recognized for his service as Faculty Regent of ISAT U.

This year there were 46 Loyalty Service Awardees. The awardees for best researches were also the firsts to be given recognition in the Testimonial Dinner.

The University also awarded a Huwarang Kawani Gantimpala to Ryan John A. Amarador, agency guard, for his honesty and integrity. Mr. Amarador returned the duffle bag containing millions of pesos that was left accidentally by a bank personnel in the campus premises.

Faculty Regent Engr. Jonathan C. Antiquiera and Student Regent Miss Christia Mae S. de la Cruz, were also acknowledged for their dedication and service as members of the Board of Regents, ISAT U’s governing body.

The outgoing department heads of the different colleges given recognition were: Engr. Ben Jesus U. de los Santos, Prof. Samuel G. Arsulo, Prof. George L. Lopez II, Prof. Renato T. Torreres, and Dr. Georgia D. Demavibas as outgoing principal of the laboratory school.

The talent-laden faculty and staff also displayed their poise and grace in the inter-department Retro Dance Competition. The College of Education was declared Champion. The College of Arts and Sciences took the second place while the Administrative Staff landed third. The College of Industrial Technology and the College of Engineering and Architecture were the fourth and fifth placers, respectively.

The best dressed employees of the night were also given recognition.

 

 

 

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114th Foundation Anniversary Celebration Highlights

THE SKILLS OLYMPIAD AND THE GAWAD TASI

The Skills Olympiad tested the students’ ability in putting into application the theories they learned in the classroom. Twenty-four skill categories in 11 trades areas were participated by the students from different ISAT U campuses.

“Winners should have gone further,” was the challenged of Dr. Raul F. Muyong. He emphasized that the Skills Olympiad could be a gateway for participation in much higher and bigger skills competition in the country and even abroad. “The University is also preparing for your competencies that could come toe-to-toe with the global standards,” he added.

A strong advocate of TVET courses, the university president also pointed out that lesser number of students are taking programs that would land on  3D (dirty, dangerous and difficult) jobs. He said that “many focused on computer programs. No one is taking civil technology or courses which are considered as dirty and we really lack workforces in this field of specialization.”

Dr. Muyong challenged the professors as well to include in their plans the upgrading of facilities, “Our laboratories should be smart laboratories in the future, I hope that this will be considered by the department heads for next year. “

“Let’s get out of ISAT U. Let’s showcase our talents outside of this University.  Our target is we have to join the national skills competition. We have to join the ASEAN skills competition or if we can make it, the global skills competition,” was the call of Dr. Raul F. Muyong.

In the Skills Olympiad, the students apply the theories they learned in the classroom.

 

GAWAD TASI

The 1st GAWAD TASI was held to recognize and appreciate the partnership and the role of the local media in promoting ISAT U’s activities, programs and services.

“TASI” is the inverted acronym of ISAT. The name started when University was named Iloilo School of Arts and Trades or ISAT in 1939. Since then, even after its conversion to Western Visayas College of Science and Technology and into a university, the institution is popularly known as ISAT. TASI is also the moniker of the statue in front of the administration building.

The different local media outfit recognized were ABS-CBN TV Patrol Panay, GMA-One Western Visayas, Aksyon Radyo, Bombo Radyo, RGMA Super Radyo, RMN, The Daily Guardian, Iloilo Metropolitan Times and Panay News. The government run Radyo Pilipinas, Philippine News Agency and Philippine Information Agency were also given recognition.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong with representatives from different local media outfits.  (L-R) Mr. Jonathan Cabillon, GMA TV 6; Mr Lawrence  Fernandez, The Daily Guardian; Mr. Eduardo Coo, RGMA; Mr. Rene Monteclaro, Radyo Pilipinas; Miss Bing Pabiona, Capitol Press Corp; Mr. Jaime S. Cabag, PIA RO6; Miss Mae de la Cruz-Ortega, Aksyon Radyo; Miss Perla Lena, PNA; Mr. Roger Gencianeo, Bombo Radyo and Mr. Clark Antiquiera, Iloilo Metropolitan Times. 


Dr. Muyong speaks at ICETECH 2019

Dr. Muyong shared his ideas and ISAT U practices in innovative learning to cope with the demands of the digital era.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong was one of the keynote speakers during the 1st International Conference on Education and Technology (ICETECH) 2019 at Universitas PGRI Madiun, East Java, Indonesia on August 6-9, 2019.

The only Filipino invited as keynote speaker, Dr. Muyong’s discussion aimed to help address the theme: “The Emerging Innovative Learning Across Disciplines in the Digital Era.” The other speakers were Prof. Dr. Joko Nurkanto, Universitas Sebeles Maret Surakarta, Indonesia; Dr. Yazni Abu Bakar, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia and Mohd Mukhiz Abu Bakar, National University of Singapore.

The sub-themes of the conference discussed were: teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), STEM-based classroom management and Technology, robotics and game for Instructional Purposes, Instructional Technology and application for education, training and professional development for STEM teachers, computer-based learning, innovations in instructional training and education, design and implementation of technology-rich learning environment, augmented reality for education, simulation and game for Educational purpose, and virtual reality for education.

The ICETECH 2019 aims at facilitating researches, academic scientists and educators in an attempt to share their knowledge and experience in the education and technology. Being the only science and technology in the region, the activity is an opportunity for ISAT U to further enhance its program in research and development.

Dr. Muyong also strengthened ISAT U’s linkages and cooperation with other higher learning institutions abroad . He signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universitas PGRI Madiun, Politeknik Elektronika Negiri Surabaya and Universitas Tidar, all from Indonesia. The partnership covers the exchange of students, exchange of faculty and researchers, exchange of academic information and publications, joint research activities and joint organization of international research conference.

 

Dr. Raul F. Muyong strengthens partnership with higher learning institutions abroad. The agreements with (l-r) Universitas PGRI Madiun Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya and Universitas Tidar were sealed during the 1st ICETECH 2019.


ISAT U, CPU aim for reg’l innovation and entrepreneurship

Dr. Raul F. Muyong (c) and Dr. Teodoro C. Robles sign the MOU for the partnership of ISAT U and CPU CIRaC for regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Corazon C. Corbal, Dean of ISAT U College of Engineering and Architecture witnesses the ceremony.

The Iloilo Science and Technology University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Philippine University (CPU) in fostering regional innovation and entrepreneurship while strengthening the collaboration between the local government, private sector and the community. The collaboration maybe realized through the Technopreneurship Hub, otherwise known as CPU Center for Ideation Realization and Commercialization Technopreneurship Hub (CPU CIRaC TECHHUB), a project funded by the Commission on Higher Education through the Institutional Development Innovation Grant.

Under the MOU, both institutions collaborate in developing and growing a pipeline of potential technology enterprise to the dissemination of TECHHUB promotional materials and nomination of possible applicants and on progressing existing research project through the TECHHUB’s technology business incubator.

The ISAT U and CPU also agreed to collaborate on the development of Technology Track and other related activities that will contribute to the improvement or success of the program.

The development of Technopreneurship 101 Instructional Materials and Workbooks which is one of the areas of agreement was realized during the PhilDev and CPU technopreneurship workshops on June 7, 2019, the day the MOU was signed. College of Engineering and Architecture Profs. Naci John C. Trance, Tajimi Faith H. Castano , Alfonso C. Abordaje, Freddie M. Gigataras and Philip Lloyd E. Legada joined other engineering professors in Western Visayas and collaborated for the development of instructional materials.

The MOU is based on the principles that ISAT U and CPU CIRaC desires to develop academic exchange and cooperation in entrepreneurship in engineering curriculum between the two institutions.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, ISAT U President and Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, CPU President, signed the MOU during the Technopreneurship Hub Project Tehnopreneurship Workshop at the CPU.


Skills demo highlights int’l youth skills day

ISAT U students and faculty members listen to the global address of Dr. Shyamal Majumdar, Head, UNESCO-UNEVOC International Center.

The University  celebrated the UNESCO-UNEVOC World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) through skills demonstration  on July 15, 2019. The activities aimed to guide the students on the importance and future of vocational education.  ISAT U is one of  the two UNESCO-UNEVOC centers in the Philippines.

A simultaneous activity on Global Cuisine demonstration by renowned chef Mr. Oscar J. Salazar III and the 2D Digital Animation Demonstration were witnessed by the students from different ISAT U campuses. The students also displayed their skills in the TVET Photo Competition 2019 that focused on culture and industry.

In his message, Dr. Raul F. Muyong gave emphasis on the dwindling number of students taking up TVET courses. He also pointed out the opportunities for vocational courses as it grow with Industry 4.0. The message of Dr. Muyong is in line with the concern on underemployment in 3D jobs (dirty, dangerous and difficult) generated by TVET education and training which is one of the focus of the WYSD 2019.

The cooking and 2D animation demo and the entries in the TVET photo contest.

In his global address, Dr. Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Council expounded the theme “Learning to Learn for Work and Life.” He focused on the changes of the world which has rapid, drastic and serious consequences on the work and life. Dr. Majumdar pointed out that technological changes the way we live, work and learn, and socialize and also a challenge to prepare the future job. “ Rapid changing technology poses a big challenge on how to prepare young people on the job that do not yet exist. ‘ he said

He offered a solution on reports that 60% of the children entering grade school today ends up in jobs that do not exist yet. “Mere technical understanding is not enough for the future world of work,” he said, “there is a need to develop transversal skills which includes adaptability skills, learning to learn skill, entrepreneurial skill and foundation skill to prepare the learner for future job.”

Hon. Lili Nurlaili gives hints and ideas on designing Batik to the participants of the skills day.

Dr Majumdar also emphasized that the World Youth Skills Day display the importance of technical and vocational education and training in providing youth an opportunity to develop their competency. “Preparing the youth with a wide ranging skills prepare them for the job today and emerging occupation of tomorrow, “he said.

Hon. Lili Nurlaili, Culture and Education Attache, Embassy of Republic of Indonesia, also gave an international touch to the occasion. She talked on Batik Basics: The Art of Batik making and its high artistic value. The participants let out their artistry and creativity when they were made to develop Batik designs.


DOST, ISAT U collaborate for data science program and Smart Cities

DOST 6 Regional Director Rowen R. Gelonga (3rd from left), PCIEETRD Executive Director Enrico C. Paringit (c) and ISAT U President Raul F. Muyong join hands after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of the  research equipment and facilities portal for Program on Data Science for Good Governance. Witnessing the signing of the MOU are (l-R) Engr. Emelyn P. Flores, DOST 6 ARD  for Technical Operation:  Dr. Rowena Christina L. Guevara, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development; Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, ISAT U VPRE and Engr. Naci John C. Trance, IPMO Director.

The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) and the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEETRD) and the Department of Science and Technology through Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEETRD) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to maintain and develop research equipment and facilities in the area of data science and smart cities.

Under the agreement, ISAT U can provide the necessary expertise and facilities needed for the collaboration to complement the PCIEETRD science and technology sectoral plans and programs on its delineated sector which includes Data Science and Smart Cities.

As defined by DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Enrico C. Paringit, a smart city harnesses the use of science and technology and innovation to deliver good governance and services to be public.

Paringit explained the concept of the portal for Program on Data Science and Good Governance which is also in line with ISAT U’s thrust in research and development, and computer studies. “They (ISAT U) will have to train a pool of students and people working at the local governments in order to apply data science techniques”.

DOST Region VI Director Rowen R. Gelonga added that the purpose of the collaboration between DOST and ISAT U is to create a pool of experts on data science or data analytics.

Gelonga also passed on the challenge to ISAT U to probably open degree programs or even post-graduate programs related to data science, which is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge.

He emphasized the importance of collaboration in the growth of smart cities. Gelonga also divulge “Innovate Iloilo” which is a master plan to position Iloilo as an innovation hub by 2030. “This is a broad-based multi-stakeholders effort involving the local government units, the business sector, the government, the academe and the research institutions and other stakeholders’ collaboration of the local government units and other stakeholders,” he said.

The MOU was signed by Engr. Gelonga, Dir. Paringit and ISAT U President Raul F. Muyong was held during the ninth anniversary of DOST-PCIEERD held for the first time in Iloilo City on June 13, 2019.


1st reg’l yarn production and innovation center looms at ISAT U

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the establishment of the P41.57-million Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center (RYPIC) was signed by (seated , L-R) Great Women Philippines Corporation President Jeannie Javelosa, Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) President Dr. Raul F. Muyong, Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) Director Celia Elumba, Miagao Mayor Macario Napulan, and Department of Science and Technology (DOST-6) Director Rowen Gelonga .

Designed to revive and to develop the hand-loom weaving (hablon) and fiber industry, the country’s first Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center (RYPIC) will soon emerge at Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U).

The Memorandum of Agreement for the launching of the PHP 41.57 million facility was signed by ISAT U, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), DOST-Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), the Municipality of Miagao, and the Iloilo Greatwomen Philippines Corporation (GWPhC) at ISAT U Miagao Campus on March 8, 2019.

Hand-loom weaving has been part of Miagao’s cultural and historical heritage. The once thriving hand-loom weaving in the region dates back in the 18th century. Mayor Macario Napulan recalled that Miagao was the center for the handwoven textile and there were almost 4,000 looms in the municipality then.

However, the migration of workers to the sugar industry in Negros and the availability of ready-to-wear caused the decline of the industry.

Ms. Celia Elumba, PTRI Director, explained how the project was formed. “We didn’t start with a concept, thinking that it is simply prototyping. Meaning we really insisted that this is going to be production and innovation. It was produced to fuel an industry,” she said.

On her visit at ISAT U on July 28 last year, Ms. Elumba said that fabrics made of indigenous materials and woven the traditional way are high-priced. “Hand woven-fabrics are more expensive, especially abroad, if made of native materials such as cotton, abaca or pineapple fibers” she explained. Giving importance to its social, economic, ecological and sustainability components, she also emphasized the use of dyes from local plants and materials that add value to the fabric. PTRI, the premier textile research and development arm of the DOST, set the goal of producing purely and uniquely Filipino products.

ISAT U’s challenges on research and development

Considering its thrust on research and development, ISAT U will act as Chief Coordinator among the parties. Aside from the production facility at Miagao Campus, the Iloilo City Campus will provide expertise in science, engineering and technology for the development of natural dyes and materials and for prototyping the loom machines.

Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut (right) enjoys the moment with Miagao Mayor Macario Napulan after the MOA signing at ISAT U Miagao Campus.

Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, ISAT U Vice President for Research and Extension Services, said that the University is challenged to create distinct and unique blends of cotton with other local fibers. “There are a lot of plants, like bamboo, that could be potential source of fibers. In research, everything is possible,” he said.

“We will also conduct ethnobotanical researches, cultivate and propagate raw fabric materials that was never used before. We will also develop equipment for pre-treatment, degumming and spinning to speed up production.” Dr. Ambut added.

He also divulged a plan of creating a “power loom” for mass production of indigenous fabrics. “Power looms will be used for mass production of polyester-free fabric and reduces the use of plastic. This contributes to environmental concerns.” He also negates the effect of power loom to hand-loom weaving. “Hablon produce by hand-loom will maintain its prestige and value since it is considered as special fabric and is not mass produced, “ Dr. Ambut explained.

A textile village is also envisioned to propel economy and boost the municipality’s tourism. This features a mini museum showcasing the hablon’s evolution, a training center and hands-on facility in hablon-making and a souvenir shop.

The University considers Dumangas and Leon Campuses’ potentials for cultivating raw materials. ISAT U President Dr. Raul F. Muyong said that the 85-hectare property in Brgy. Aglalana, Passi City will be developed to produce pineapples to be able to “supply the requirements of the center, both for production purposes of textiles and for research and development.”

Through the project, Dr. Muyong is also looking at the opportunity to open new programs on weaving and the fabric industry. The board has been discussing about opening a Certificate in Textile Technology that will train students on the textile process, later, Diploma in Textile Technology where research in natural fiber will be developed and the Bachelor of Science in Textile Technology to produce manpower.

He is optimistic that the center will bring back the interest of students in weaving. “ISAT U used to offer weaving as one of the electives sa girls trade but as the time goes, wala na sang nagka-interest, thus nagdeteriorate ang ila looms. But I hope that with this, we will be able to integrate into curriculum this program and bring back their interest,” said Dr. Muyong.

RYPIC and its impact to research, industry and economy

Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga, DOST RO6 Director, emphasized the importance of the yarn center. “This is one of the biggest facilities in terms of yarn production outside of PTRI. This is the first in the country. This will now be the basis for any possible subsequent projects in other parts of the Philippines,” he said.

The University key officials, representatives from different partner agencies dance and sing to show their full cooperation to the project.

Gelonga added that 29 million of the 41.57 million peso budget will be used for the equipment and the remaining for the supply and materials. The project will have 9 equipment and ancillaries for fiber pre-treatment and 18 for yarn production.

The project is also expected to strengthen research and development. “Our facility can be used by researchers and scientists to produce more technologies. They can experiment new types of yarns, although we are now focused on cotton,” said Engr. Gelonga.

On the same note, Dr. Muyong said that, “this will give opportunity to ISAT U to improve its research culture because we are the only science and technology university in the region. Our role in research development is very important.”

As to its impact to the community, Engr. Gelonga cited the benefits of the project to the locals. He stressed that  “we can be able to localize everything, we can plant our own cotton, we can produce our own thread and yarns and give it to our weavers, so more people can benefit.”

Mayor Macario Napulan said that the project is a big lift to the town’s hablon-making industry and could spur development in the country’s textile industry. “The regional center is an improvement not only in the weaving industry textile production in Maigao but also in the country, “he said. In 2013, Napulan started reviving the industry with only 50 weavers left and the number increased by 200.

Considering the sustainability of the project and the marketability of the products, the GWPhC in close coordination with the University will oversee the implementation of the project. At the lapse of the two-year period of the Agreement, it will take over the ownership and operation of the RYPIC.


University raises awareness on quality TVET programs

Dr. Raul F. Muyong gives emphasis on enhacing and giving quality to TVET programs .

Aimed to raise the consciousness of the University Academic Community on the revised guidelines on Unified TVET Programs Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS) registration, scholarships and other programs offered by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA),  a forum on  increasing awareness towards quality TVET programs was held at ISAT U Research Hub on March 22, 2019.

The salient features  of quality TVET programs was elaborated by Ms. Gina Sophia Mondejar, Technical  Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Iloilo Provincial Director. On the other hand,  Ms. Ofelia de la Cruz, TESDA Supervising Specialist, explained the scholarship guidelines.

Senior TESD Specialist  Shiela H. Judilla, on the other hand, discussed the Unified Program Registration and Accreditation (UTPRAS). The  impact of the Universal Access on Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA) to technical-vocational education was presented by Ms. Agnes Dimzon, TESD Specialist II.

Prof. Jeanneth Darroca, steering committee chair, said that registering under the UTPRAS  would  enable the students  to avail scholarships funded by TESDA and the faculty of training and scholarships.  “Our TVET courses would benefit not only on the scholarships and training but also on the facilities TESDA may give us, “ Darroca said.

 


ISAT U strengthens linkages and partnerships

Dr. Raul F. Muyong leads the key university officials in giving the certificate of recognition to representatives of different partner agencies and institutions during the Industry Linkages Recognition and Fellowship.

Believing  that stronger partnership is essential in students’ development and learning, an Industry Linkages Recognition and   Fellowship was held on March 12,  2019 at Diversion 21, Iloilo City

Through the years,  the University has been working with various companies and agencies for  students’ activities such as on-the-job trainings, industry immersion,  scholarships, job opportunities and other support services.   One hundred and twenty four (124)  partner companies were present to renew friendship and meet new acquaintances.

Initiated by the Industry Linkages and Development Office (ILDO), the affair also aimed to     strengthen industry linkages, enhance the students performance to the industry, and recognize and   renew partnership of industries.