WMSU-JEEP to hold culminating activity PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 April 2012 14:18

Western Mindanao State University, in partnership with USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM), will award certificates of completion to the student finishers of the Job Enabling English Proficiency (JEEP) program on April 8. The fitting ceremony will be held in Grand Astoria Plaza in a local hotel of this city.

JEEP is a two-year non-degree English language proficiency project devoted to dramatically improve the English language proficiency of students enrolled in selected universities in Mindanao. The first year of the two-year course, known as JEEP-Start, focuses on students’ proficiency in general English.  It is conducted in dedicated JEEP laboratories where students interact with state-of-the-art English language training software under the supervision of specially trained instructors. The second year of the course, known as JEEP-Accelerate, is classroom-based, and focuses on the specialized English skills required by employers. The program seeks to focus on developing the communication competency skills in specific areas such as nursing, maritime services, travel and tourism services, business process outsourcing and other fields for international employment.

The activity espouses the theme, “JEEP CONFIDENCE: Easing the transition from College to the Workplace. Aside from awarding the finishers of their certificate of completion, JEEP facilitators will also be accorded with certificates of recognition during the event.

Michael G. Langsdorf, Deputy Program Manager for Workforce Preparation and Governance of GEM,  is expected to give a message to at least 400 finishers of the program.

The JEEP program of the university is already on its second culminating activity after having produced the pioneering batch of JEEP graduates last year. The program’s coordinator is the Language Development and Resource Center (LDRC) Director — Prof. Julie Uy-Cabato. WMSU-Public Affairs Office)