KwentongCITE: CITE Has Changed My Life

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.


Jude Oybenes (standing last row, 3rd from right) with his classmates

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