IN its recent tracer study, pioneer school for software engineering iACADEMY revealed that 98 percent of its graduates in the School of Computing have found jobs pertinent to their programs within a year after graduation.
Data presented by the Philippine Software Industry Association stated that by 2025, there will be 149 million new jobs in the computing industry globally, where 98 million are for software development.
In 2022 the demand for computing professionals in the Philippines is projected at 176,000, while graduates for the same year is only at 88,000. Apart from global digitization rapidly creating opportunities in the digital arena, the 50-percent deficit means that students in the computing field are ensured career opportunities both in the local and global industry now and in the coming years.
“It’s very important for us that we concentrate on employment. We want our students to be gainfully employed,” shared Mitch Andaya, dean of the School of Computing. “Part of our mission to produce ‘game-changers…’ we [train] our students to be excellent in their chosen fields so that when they become key players in the industry, they are armed with the right education to truly change the game.”
Committed to bridging the gap between the graduates and the actual needs of the industry, iACADEMY has also ramped up efforts in enhancing the School of Computing’s curriculum to ensure graduates are industry-ready prior to graduation.
Embedded in the domain-specific subjects in the programs for computing such as Software Engineering, Game Development, and Web Development are additional 500 hours of specialized training, on top of the Commission on Higher Education’s requirements. The School of Computing also constantly consults with various tech skills and trends reports like Mercer and Mettl to stay updated with the emerging demands of the industry.
The school has also partnered with industry experts such as UNITY, Linux, IBM, Python, ASUS, and many other tech giants to harness exclusive internship and career opportunities for students and empower the academe through provision of valuable insights and updates on recent innovations in tech, certifications, on-campus recruitments, plus personal and professional development-focused events.
“It is iACADEMY’s vision to develop game-changers who will create a positive impact in our society and contribute to the development of the country, region, and even the world,” says Cecilia Sy, vice president for Academic Affairs. “By fostering and strengthening our collaboration with industry-partners and organizations, iACADEMY is able to provide relevant and transformative education that is responsive to the developments and changes in the industry.”
For School Year 2023-24, iACADEMY offers Software Engineering, Web Development and Game Development for College in the School of Computing. The full list of specialized programs for senior high school and college are on www.iacademy.edu.ph. For applications, inquire via email@example.com.