USAID recognises Technological Institute of the Philippines as Model Career Center

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TIP’s Career Center is touted as a model for the Philippines. Photo from TIP.

The USAID STRIDE has recognized the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) as a Model Career Center that champions student success.

The certification as “Model Career Center” was awarded to T.I.P. by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Program during the 2nd STRIDE Career Center Development Training held at the Career Center of T.I.P Quezon City.

“The USAID STRIDE award for the T.I.P. Career Center is a validation of T.I.P.’s hard work, creativity and commitment as a community to transform lives and help students build their careers. It also puts T.I.P. in the forefront as a pioneer and leader in career development services,” T.I.P. President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz said.

The award reads, “The USAID STRIDE Program recognizes the Technological Institute of the Philippines as a Model Career Center that exemplifies best practices in engaging industry in career development and championing student success as promoted by the STRIDE Career Center Development Program.”

USAID STRIDE Program introduced Career Center in the Philippines to help Philippine universities integrate existing in-campus student development services into a cohesive whole for better interaction with the industries that employ their graduates and has served as an opportunity for T.I.P. students who otherwise do not have the usual family connections or “old boy” networks.

“T.I.P. Career Centers have learned how to nurture at the institutional level real working linkages with the best industry partners, helping jumpstart the careers of T.I.P. students.” Dr. Quirino-Lahoz explained.

“The T.I.P. Career Centers have provided students opportunities, experiences, and connections, way beyond the usual realm of possibilities in Higher Education.” she elaborated.

(In photo) From left to right: STRIDE Program Institutionalization Manager Dominic Barnachea, USAID STRIDE Career Consultant Dr. Jeffrey Garis, STRIDE Program Chief of Party Dr. Richard Abendan, T.I.P. President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz, T.I.P. Manila Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rosalinda Valdepeñas, and T.I.P. Career Center Director Dr. Frank Alejandrino during the Model Career Center awarding to the T.I.P. Career Center. Photo from T.I.P.STRIDE is USAID Philippines’ project under the Partnership For Growth (PFG) a White House signature initiative through which the U.S. government and the Philippine government work together to improve economic growth and development in the Philippines.

The USAID had also given Php92.3M worth of program aid to the deaf and the blind kids’ community in the Philippines.

TIP alumnus and professor Jopeth Ramis was a global finalist in the Chair’s Award of the prestigious Newton Prize Fund Awards 2020. Ramis’ research tackled tissue engineering to find a cure for asthma.

TIP was also the host of the 2019 NCR leg of the National Invention Contest and Exhibit 2020.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to T.I.P. and their USAID STRIDE-certified Career Center!

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