April 27, 2013

Bloggers Tour at iACADEMY

I always see the sign  iACADEMY while driving along Ayala. I am not familiar with this school although I know it's been there for more than ten years now. With Az , of Azrael's Merryland, invite to tour iACADEMY I immediately said yes because I am curious to learn what this school is all about.

Upon entrance to the reception area, smiling and courteous faces greeted us. Lunch was served prior to talk and tour as we wait for all the invited Bloggers to arrive.

While having lunch, I flipped their brochures and learned that iACADEMY is led by some of the most brilliant minds in business and education. To name a few, Washington Sycip, the founder of SGV, Eusebio Tanco, the president of Asian Terminals Inc. and chairman of Philplans, Philcare, and my idol Teddy Locsin.

After the introductions and tour, iACADEMY inspired me to pursue my passion in Fashion Design and Technology for the following five strong factors: 

1.  High-end facilities which provide conducive and effective learning environment. 

Sewing room

Mac room
2.  Professors are all industry professionals and expert academicians.

3   Classes are a maximum of 30 students per class

4.  They have an internship program, where student interns work full-time with partner companies for at least 960 hours with professionals. This model has resulted in a 98% job placement success rate of iACADEMY graduates to date.

5.  Academic Advising, Coaching, and Enhancement (ACE) Program provides students a support system that helps students adjust to college life, learn, pass the rigors of academic requirements, and enjoy in the process.

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Mission and Vision: To develop trailblazers and movers by providing a venue for the incubation and realization of ideas through lasting and meaningful partnerships with leading industry players. As pioneer in adult education,develop real-world solutions, and be of service to society.

Established in 2002, its founders, opened doors to 72 students in June 2002 in its premiere location along Ayala Avenue, Makati City. The first 72 students enrolled in BSBA e-Management, BSCS Software Engineering, BSCS Network Engineering, and BSIT Digital Arts. For the succeeding school years, the population increased and so the curricula was enhanced. To better equip its students, a partnership was made with IBM Philippines in June 2003. Two years later, the Computer Science and Information Technology program was granted recognition, with zero deficiency, by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). New courses were offered like BSBA Marketing and Advertising (2004), and BS Animation (2007), which holds partnership with the Cutting Edge Productions. Soon, more courses were offered: AB in Multimedia Arts and Design (2011), and BS Game Development and Programming (2011), which includes developing computer games in both mobile and desktop platforms designed by select members of the International Game Developer Association.

In 2009, WACOM, the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen displays, pen tablets, and digital interface solutions, became iACADEMY’s training partner. With this partnership, iACADEMY’s Animation and Multimedia programs have been tremendously enhanced. iACADEMY’s educational services are now at par with prestigious local and international colleges and universities. In 2010, IBM appointed iACADEMY as the first IBM Center of Excellence in the ASEAN Region and the first Lotus Academic Institute. With just eight years of operation, IACADEMY proved to be one of the best training grounds for future IBM professionals. In 2011, iACADEMY opened its BS Fashion Design and Technology program and was chosen by Solar Entertainment Corporation to be the official partner school and workspace of Project Runway Philippines Season 3, the highly coveted fashion design reality TV show that has produced some of the country’s finest fashion designers. 

For inquiries: 889-7777/891-3865/891-3727

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