STI marks 34th year

STI College recently celebrated its 34th anniversary and marked its three decades by holding various activities at the Rotunda, Limketkai Center on September 8.

Friday’s event featured STI’s Talent Search 2017-Regional Cluster Competition which showcased STI'ers skills in terms of singing, dancing, and communication skills.

Participants of the various events--Battle of the Bands Competition, STI Singing idol, Hataw Sayaw and Mr and Ms. STI 2017--came from different STI branches which includes STI-Surigao, STI-Valencia, STI-Malaybalay, STI-Iligan, STI-Pagadian, STI-Dipolog and STI-Cagayan de Oro.

STI Cagayan de Oro was the host school of the activities and the events were spearheaded by STI-CDO Deputy School Administrator Mario Malferrari.

"Actually mura siya og annual showcase diri sa atung mga talents sa atong mga estudyante so basically part ni siya sa atung student development na program dili lang ingon na sa classroom lang apil sad ilang mga talents mga skills sa singing, dancing para ma expose sad siya, ma develop pod kana na part sa ila,” Malferrari said.

According to Malferrari, the main purpose for holding the competitions is to foster student development-- to make sure that the students develop their other skills and talents, not just focus on academic development.

"Since we're trying to develop other talents, the skills of our students we also make sure the 4 C's which includes there critical thinking communication skills, the character and the change depth all embedded to our students,” Malferrari said.

The winners of the various activities are as follows:

Battle of the Bands

Champion: STI College Cagayan de Oro
1st Runner-up: STI College Surigao
2nd Runner-up: STI Valencia

Singing Idol

Champion: STI College Surigao
1st Runner-up: STI College Cagayan de Oro
2nd Runner-up: STI Iligan

Hataw-Sayaw

Champion: STI College Dipolog
1st Runner-up: STI Malaybalay
2nd Runner-up: STI Pagadian

Mr. STI

Champion: STI College Cagayan de Oro
Champion: STI Valencia
1st Runner-up: STI Malaybalay

Ms. STI

Champion: STI College Cagayan de Oro
Champion: STI Valencia
1st Runner-up: STI Malaybalay

Winners of all categories will once again compete in the National Finals Competition that will be held at The Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on September 29.

STI was established on August 21, 1983 as a computer training center. From its two initial campuses, the school now have branches all over the Philippines and now offers courses in ICT-enhanced programs in Information Technology, Business and Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Engineering and Arts and Sciences. (Babylove Umpa)