Underprivileged students coming from far-flung provinces will soon find their second home as CITE Technical Institute, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony on September 8, 2022 to celebrate the construction of its 6-storey dormitory project for students enrolled in the school.
The project, adjacent to the new Alvaro del Portillo Hall, will be on a 2204 sq. m construction floor area providing living accommodation, study room, library, wellness hub, and prayer room for students enrolled in the diploma program. The 365-bed capacity dormitory aims to address the poor living conditions of student-boarders near the school who struggle with high rental fees and lack of clean water supply.
“The in-campus residence will also be a hub for communal and formative activities, professional get-togethers and doctrine classes and provide a multifunctional space for learning and socializing,” said Engr. Oscar Rodriguez, CITE president during his opening remarks.
CITE tapped Archi Global, Inc., for the building design and Dakay Construction and Development Corporation as its contractors.
“The building will have some green and sustainable features including cross ventilation in common areas, provision for solar energy harvesting, rainwater reuse system, and hydroponic farming facility, said Architect Inaki Diaz de Rivera, Business Development Executive of Archi Global, Inc.
The groundbreaking event was highlighted by ceremonial digging of shovelful of dirt and time capsule laying officiated and witnessed by CITE trustees Ric Ampiloquio and Engr. Ruben Laraya, Alvin Hing of Eggcelsior, Edmun Liu of Keralty and Oakridge, Ted Tecson of Coldlink Asia Logistics Corporation, Jedd Ryan Go of Prince Warehouse, Atty Yuteekiung, Kamille Corpuz, program manager of Century Pacific Group-RSPo Foundation, Inc., Regional Director Gamaliel Vicente Jr., of TESDA VII, Engr. Ricky Dakay of Dakay Construction and Development Corporation, John Lisondra of EXIS, Vincent Vismanos, Engr. Rowel Tapil, Rey Rosales, Nilo Mejaran, Eduardo Concuera, Engr. Mary Cecily Salera, officers from Worldwide Steel Group, and officials from Barangay San Jose led by Hon. Edgar Borces.
Prior to the event, a ceremonial signing of contract was conducted among stakeholders. The construction began immediately in the afternoon.