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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Check out their site for more details:
iAcademy is located at 324 Senator Gil J. Puyat Ave. Bel-air, Makati City, Philippines.