Manila, Philippines – Shaping the youth goes beyond classroom learning as academic institutions now offer a wide array of extra-curricular activities to help build character and better prepare students for the real world. As one of the country’s biggest educational institutions, STI has also adopted this mindset as they apply a holistic education approach within its Enrollment to Employment (E2E) system.
With its dedication to producing well-balanced and highly talented graduates, STI has developed specialized extra-curricular programs that allow students to hone and exhibit their talents inside and outside of their respective courses. One of its marquee programs is its long-running STI Talent Search, which the institution holds annually to promote the sharing and fostering of innate talents of its students nationwide.
Over 20,000 senior high school and college students from STI campuses in different parts of the country will gather in a whole-day celebration of talents, skills, and achievements that upholds STI’s thrust towards excellence on October 5, 2018, at the Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. For 35 remarkable years of developing students’ potentials through academic and extra-curricular activities, STI holds true to its commitment to honing the next generation of well-rounded individuals.
The competition is held across all STI campuses nationwide which begins with STIers competing in the local level. Top participants are then elevated into the cluster level and culminated with its grand national finale. The STI Talent Search will feature STI’s finest student musicians, dancers, heartthrobs, and darlings to compete in this year’s Singing Idol, Battle of the Bands, Hataw Sayaw, and Mr. & Ms. STI.
As the grand finale draws closer, students and public alike can look back at the best STI talents from this year’s Nationals on the 2018 STI Talent Search on www.sti.edu.
In the coming months, the Tagisan ng Talino and Tagisan ng Sining will take place across the STI network. These academic competitions include Think Quest (team quiz bee), CodeFest (mobile app development), Stand up & Deliver (impromptu speech), Essay Does It! (essay writing), Mix n’ Flair (flair bartending), All in Place (table setting with menu card preparation), Travelogue (tour guiding), Chef Xpress (cooking competition), Worth the Wisk (cake decoration), Shutter’s Best (photography), and Director’s Cut (video making).
STI also holds the STI National Youth Convention, an educational caravan in key cities across the country that aims to inspire and enlighten students through talks from esteemed speakers and experts.
Boosting STIers’ athleticism, discipline, and sportsmanship, the network-wide Sports Cup is open for senior high school and college students to join and compete on a national level. Students may opt to join men’s basketball competition, the STI National Basketball Tournament, or the women’s volleyball games, the STI National Volleyball League.
STI’s humble beginnings can be traced as a computer training center with only two campuses. Then over the years, STI has transcended to a holistic educational institution, providing diverse programs in Information Technology, Business and Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Senior High School, in 77 campuses nationwide.