STI College & The BLOKC: Empowering Future Tech Leaders
By: Allysa Nievera , September 1, 2023
Now that blockchain and Web3 technologies are changing industries and how we engage with the digital world, they are like the foundation for a fresh internet where things aren't controlled by one big company. STI College and BLOKC are equipping students to grasp and shape this change. They're not just preparing for the future; they're actively contributing to shaping it.
(from left to right) STI ICT & Engineering Courseware Development Head Beronika Peña, STI AVP for Academics Fernando Dantes, STI ESG President and COO Peter Fernandez, The BLOKC CEO Emerson Fonseca, The BLOKC Chief Technology Officer Mark Hugh Neri, Managing Director Eli Becislao, and Growth & Partnership Director Julius Patrick Fresco
STI College inked a partnership with The BLOKC (Blockchain Lead Organization & Knowledge Center) on August 08, 2023 to provide students with a unique opportunity to acquire competitive tech skills that are in high demand across the job market.
Present at the signing ceremony were STI Education Services Group, Inc. (STI ESG) President and COO Peter Fernandez, AVP for Academics Fernando Dantes, and ICT & Engineering Courseware Development Head Beronika Peña. Meanwhile, The BLOKC was represented by CEO Emerson Fonseca, Chief Technology Officer Mark Hugh Neri, Managing Director Eli Becislao, and Growth and Partnership Director Julius Patrick Fresco.
STI ESG President and COO Peter Fernandez and The BLOKC CEO Emerson Fonseca sign the memorandum of agreement.
STI ESG and THE BLOKC officials during the MOA signing.
"Our partnership with The BLOKC opens doors to limitless opportunities for our students in a tech-driven future. This collaboration will equip students with practical skills for a dynamic job market and shaping a future where technology propels progress, fostering innovation,” AVP for Academics, Fernando Dantes said.
The partnership between STI College and The BLOKC is a significant milestone that reflects the institutions' commitment to fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow.
As the shared goal of the partnership, it aims to provide access to a wide range of resources offered by The BLOKC including workshops, seminars, webinars, and hands-on training sessions conducted by industry experts.
The collaboration between STI College and The BLOKC signifies a significant step towards bridging the gap between traditional education and the evolving needs of the tech industry by providing students with opportunities to learn from real-world practitioners and engage with the latest advancements.