iAcademy: The game changer of education

Unemployment rate in the Philippines is very high, it’s a sad hard truth that even college graduates can not find a job right after they graduate. Yet, we hear news from the government that there are a number of employment opportunities since there are additional number of investors coming to our country. Unfortunately, those job opportunities does not answer the needs of fresh graduates. Some are not hired because their skills are not fit to the job opportunity, some job positions are left vacant because there are no competent individuals to fill the part.

Every year, we have a fresh batch of engineers, nurses, computer professionals, but do they have what it takes to take on the demands of their chosen career? Based on high unemployment rate, maybe not. Then it’s time to retrace our steps and think the cause of this dilemma, the college education.

We have all gone through college and we all know the process, minor subjects during the first 2 years and then major subjects for the next 2 or more years, on-the-job training, thesis, then graduate. Most colleges and universities follow this but one educational institution stands out from the rest, the Information and Communications Technology Academy or iAcademy.

iAcademy Makati

I was fortunate to be one of the bloggers to get to know more about iAcademy and why it is one of the best schools you can enroll your children for college.

iAcademy President and CEO Ms. Vanessa Tanco

Bloggers with iAcademy’s President and CEO, Ms. Vanessa Tanco

Game Changer

iAcademy is the game changer of education because it offers highly specialized courses that continuously adapts to the changing needs of the industry. It’s about creating a niche, be the master and the specialist of a Computing, Business, or Design course. Below are the Degree Programs one can take at iAcademy:

School of Computing
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Specialization in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with Specialization in Web Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Development with Specialization in Game Programming and Design
School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Specialization in Marketing and Advertising
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Specialization in Financial Management
School of Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Animation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts and Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Technology

Industry-relevant, not just industry-ready

iAcademy’s faculty is comprised of practicing professionals, so what better way to learn the ins and outs of the industry is to learn from them. We all know that knowledge does not only comes from textbooks, sometimes experience is the best teacher.

The Creative Director of School of Design is Dane Romley, the artist behind the popular The Simpsons TV show. He can then impart credible knowledge and experience to his students on how to be a successful animator someday.

Students get the chance to use state-of-the-art facilities that are also used in the industry.

iAcademy student uses Wacom

iACADEMY is an Authorized Training Partner of WACOM, a Japanese company that produces graphics tablets and related products. IBM and Microsoft are also among its industry partners.

Real-world training

iAcademy has an internship program that exposes students to real work environments. Students will be able to immerse themselves in their chosen field, learn the ropes of their future career, acquire skills and get competent early on. In fact, some students already get a job offer even before they graduate. That’s how the students fit right on with the job. iAcademy is proud of its 96% placement rate among its graduates.

iAcademy has a study tour partnership with Polimoda, Italy’s leading school of Fashion and Marketing, as well a transfer program with De Paul University in Chicago, USA.

Here’s one cool fact about iAcademy, it’s the official partner school and workspace of Project Runway Philippines.

iAcademy Project Runway Philippines

iAcademy Project Runway Philippines

Welcoming Academe

Studying at iAcademy will change the way you look at your deans and professors. They will prove to you that learning is really fun! Gone are the days of stern-looking professors, the faculty members I met during our tour are young, fun and approachable. Mr. Mitch Andaya, Dean of School of Computing, told us they make sure they know the students by name.

The school provides an environment conducive for learning. Well-lit rooms and hallways, comfortable places for students to study or just relax.

iAcademy's library

Who wouldn’t want to study in this library?

iAcademy makes sure that there is a balance in a student’s life, and that social skills and creativity needs to be honed in school as well. Their Office of Student Affairs comes up with exciting activities for students such as laser tag for their Foundation Week, etc.

iAcademy auditorium

The auditorium which is the place for dance, plays, etc.

Check out their site for more details:

www.iacademy.edu.ph
Facebook: www.facebook.com/iACADEMY

iAcademy is located at 324 Senator Gil J. Puyat Ave. Bel-air, Makati City, Philippines.

Comments

  1. A very good way to explore your talent and skills which will make you a well-rounded person. Learning with this iAcademy is a new breakthrough in education system.

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  2. Wow! This cools sounds pretty amazing and I love the opportunity that it gives people over there! It really is a breakthrough in the education system…I’ve never seen anything like it!

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  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    It sounds like they offer some really great courses there. I think anyone that has a chance to go there is really lucky!

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  4. iACADEMY could be an answer to county’s unemployment problem. iA provides education on technology, making their students qualified to enter the world of work.

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  5. This are really the courses of the future. I’m sure these would be the in demand job a few years from now.

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  6. very nice and diffrent post .. courses seems great and unique …

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  7. I currently attend an online school and I love it. It allows me the freedom and flexibility that I need.

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  8. IAcademy seems like a great place to go to school with an almost guaranteed job at the completion of your program! That is a great option for school and looks like an incredible place to attend school.

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  9. Looks like such a fun place to learn! I love the decor and set-up too!

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  10. This is perfect for the future children. Education nowadays really have to be integrated with technology. And I think, IAcademy is ready for that!

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  11. What a great academy. I like that they offer real world training: they will be ready for the job market

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  12. I like that the courses are designed to adapt to current change. That is not always the case in higher ed. where things sometimes move at a glacial pace in terms of adaptation or change!

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  13. this school looks great!!!such great courses they offer.

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  14. That is so sad to hear, especially it seems like everyone is feeling the economical crunch all over the world. Thankfully, programs like this exist.

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  15. We have issues with unemployment in my state too. It can be tricky to figure it out. Glad there is room for growth in your area.

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  16. Ang bongga talaga ng iAcademy! The school is very modern and has a non-traditional approach to education.

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    Mommy Peachy Reply:

    Dyan mo ba i-eenroll si Gwen in the future?

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    Badet Reply:

    Sana!

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  17. Eliz Frank says:

    I do like it offers practical skills that kids can take into the work place. It sounds like what we would call a trade school in the US. 🙂

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  18. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    iAcademy sounds like a great place to study. Never had heard of it before, thanks for sharing about it.

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  19. Oh man, the project runway stuff would be so cool!
    We have a lot of people from the Philippines coming to Canada for work. I’m curious…maybe this is the reason why.

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  20. Very cool about the Academy. Studying anything computer-related is a plus since there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of employment opportunities within this industry. Looks like the school has a lot to offer students.

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  21. I hope they will also offer Bachelor of Science (or Diploma) in Electronic Commerce next year.

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    Badet Reply:

    Yes, definitely one of the relevant courses these days too. And perhaps, they can get you to share your expertise about it Ms. Janette.

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  22. I sometimes watch Project Runway and it’s really cool to know that iAcademy is the official partner school and workspace of Project Runway Philippines.

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  23. I agree.I think “relevance” is the key/

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