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Monday, 06 June 2011 18:05

There is great potential and promise to graduates of vocational technical courses at present and in the years to come as more and more countries move into rapid technological development, a top official of a local school recently declared.

Appearing in the weekly radio-television public affairs program ‘Cuentas Claras’ hosted by District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian, Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College President, Dr. Nora Ponce thus declared even as she bared a wider array of course offering to students contemplating a shift in education priorities towards vocational and technological courses.

Dr. Ponce said there is a rapidly growing demand for highly skilled technical graduates and workers both here and abroad highlighting the potentials of high reward jobs for the qualified.

Ponce told Rep. Fabian, the school has gotten high marks for quality graduates as students who finished studies in the school reported positively on job opportunities gained both here and overseas.

She said the school has widen its courses offering scope by offering starting this year 4-year engineering courses and other high yield short term programs.
Costs of education is a plus with the school as tuition and matriculation fees are way below rates charged by other local schools.
The Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College is coordinating closely with the Technological Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA in their choice of courses to offer.

The former Zamboanga City School of Arts and Trades was created way back in 1959 where it was granted authority to offer 4-year degree program.
Ponce also added, they have set their sights on moving the school into acquiring university status to enhance its foothold as a major force in vocational and technological education in western Mindanao.

The school has over 3,000 students enrolled in various disciplines including a duly accredited 4-year secondary education program.
It is located a few meters away from another government run institution of higher learning, the Western Mindanao State University.