In the beginning of high school years, I spent lots of my time with my peers. We used to get to school early every day to get good food in the canteen. School wasn’t a priority of mine during that year. It was an unforgettable time of fun. All I want that time was a long summer time, But CITE changed my life.
First, my experience in CITE has given me a chance to sharpen my skills in my field of choice. There have been, and there will continue to be, many opportunities to learn more ways of improving my skills as a result of my time in school, which I am truly thankful for. For example, the mechanical workshop practices subject at CITE has taught me many safety tips and rules that I was unaware even existed and would still be unaware of had it not been a part of my experience. Because of this, I realized I still had a lot to learn despite what I thought, but this allows me to improve my skills more as I continue to attend school and also gives me more confidence in my field of choice.
In addition to learning practical skills, being in CITE has also taught me a lot about values formation that I never had experienced in my high school days. For instance, I have had the privilege of learning how to be closer to God. It has also given me a better understanding of CITE’s mission to the students, no matter what region of the country they come from. This has made my time in CITE much more enriching and worthwhile.
I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about all of this and hope to learn even more about different things related to my field of choice in the future. I consider this as a very valuable and important part of the CITE experience because, not only does it allow one to understand how to be a good technician, but also gives them more knowledge of what a true CITE technician must do in order to be closer to God.
Jude Oybenes, Mechanical Engineering Technology student