Huawei Philippines awarded STI College ICT Talent Partner of the Year 2020. The college has the highest number of students passing the Huawei certifications offered by Huawei ICT Academy.
STI College understands the difficulties faced by students who are pursuing ICT-related courses. It took on the challenge by nurturing students to become job-ready, future-ready, and life-ready. To achieve this, the college introduced its Enrollment to Employment System, wherein students get applicable educations, job market skills, job preparedness, and job placement assistance.
The first step is the Learning Systems Development that ensures that the curriculum content is up-to-date and job market-oriented. To complement this, STI implements the Academic Delivery System to guarantee that faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities are at par with the standardized courseware and curriculum.
The third step is Student Certification that assures that students are prepared for employment through rigid assessment, evaluation, and certification programs.
With the partnership with Huawei ICT Academy, STI College delivers Huawei ICT technologies training. Additionally, it encourages students to get Huawei certifications and develop talents with practical skills for the industry.
Huawei helps the college to integrates in-demand ICT technologies into its programs to better prepare the students for future certifications. The Academy offers more than 100 certification exams and 22 technical fields to pave the career developments paths for the college’s students.
Regine Gila Cabeltes, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering graduate of STI College, realized the benefits of being Huawei-certified soon after she finished her course. “Being a Huawei Certified ICT Associate made it easier for me to land the job I aspired. The technologies covered in the HCIA courses are prevalent in the company where I work. When I was answering the technical questions during my job interview, it was like answering a certification exam,” Cabeltes shared.
An industry certification validates the skills and readiness of the students to join the ICT workforce. The certification is valid for three years and the students’ names appear on Huawei’s online database as Huawei Certified ICT Associates (HCIA). This helps improve the students’ competitiveness in the job market and the schools’ employment rate.
Prof. Beronika Peña, STI College’s ICT and Engineering Courseware Development Head, is one of the teachers at Huawei ICT Academy. Peña received an Excellent Instructor with a Level A Award from the Academy in 2020. “We are grateful to be an ICT Academy. Huawei has provided us the means to promote ICT talent development to our teachers and students. Through this partnership, we look forward to producing more competent and industry-ready graduates,” she said.