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16th National Youth Convention celebrates a successful launch

DECEMBER 13, 2010



The 16th National Youth Convention (NYC) is back with even more exciting things to impart to students nationwide.



With the theme "The Change I Want to See Starts with Me," the 16th NYC kicked- off on December 2, 2010 at CAP John Hay Trade and Cultural Center in Camp John Hay, Baguio City, with more than 3,200 STI delegates who were all eager to have a one-of-a-kind learning experience.





The STI campuses that participated in the first leg of the NYC are the following: STI Alaminos, STI College – Angeles, STI College – Baguio, STI College – Balagtas, STI Cauayan, STI College – Laoag, STI College – La Union, STI San Carlos, STI College – San Fernando, STI San Jose, STI College – Santiago, STI College – Tarlac, STI College – Tuguegarao, STI Vigan, and STI College – Zamboanga.

The convention tackled three relevant topics among the youth today. These topics aim to awaken the patriotic spirit of the students and encourage them to be more involved in nation-building.

The first topic entitled "In the Loop: Bringing Students Closer and Connected," presented by Microsoft Live@Edu's Robby Manubay, discussed how Microsoft Live@Edu can foster a sense of belongingness among the students. He taught the latest way on how students can collaborate files, homework or other information with their friends, classmates, teachers, and loved ones.



Ferdinand Bunag, a faculty member of STI College – Bacoor and training consultant for STI, then discussed "Citizen STI: Positive Change Personified" and enlightened the students as he explained to them how a Citizen STI can enable change and help push our nation towards progress.



Closing the convention with the topic Citizen STI: Positive Agents of Change is the Managing Director of SH!NE – JGNera Consulting Group, Jet Nera. He encouraged participants to start the spirit of nation-building within them through simple tasks that would help them become positive agents of change.



STI's Vice President for Communications Elbert de Guzman shares that "every year, it is STI's goal to provide a holistic learning experience to every STIer. Through the NYC, we are able to impart to our students important lessons that they will carry with them throughout their lives."

The NYC will go to more venues in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in the next few months before it culminates in Puerto Princesa on March 2011. So, watch out for the NYC team and be sure to reserve a seat!


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