Some 30 SHS graduates from Compostela Valley will soon benefit from the chance to study at CITE through a scholarship package from Apex Mining Company, Inc. (AMCI), a gold mining company operating on Maco Mine in ComVal.
CITE’s partnership with AMCI will ensure the second batch of scholars an access to the college diploma in Engineering Technology Program which will address the need for quality graduates to meet the demand of AMCI workforce.
As part of its corporate social initiative, AMCI has earmarked about 11.9 M for educational funds that included Adopt-a-School, Work Immersion Program, and college education for its locals and neighboring communities.
AMCI’s partnership with CITE has provided the recent graduates and graduates of old curriculum to get a better deal in life. The partnership aimed to select scholars with great potential but who face significant financial barriers to entry into higher education.
On April 22-24, 2019, about 68 aspiring applicants coming from different schools participated in the three-day screening process to select the scholarship beneficiaries. Only the top 30 scholars will be selected based on their performance during the rigid screening process.
The screening process included classes in Math, English, Drafting, Workshop, and Physical Education. Parents and applicants were also interviewed to get their commitment. The event was capped with a culminating activity.
Successful scholars will receive a comprehensive support upon selected for the program. With the growth of youth population in ComVal, AMCI hopes to educate a new generation of leaders who will will create opportunities for others. CITE is just a right step for them, as it did for the first batch of scholars.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ENGR. JOSE ROLAND FLORES