The 100% employment rate of Batch 2012 information technology (IT) and computer science (CS) graduates of Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) is a testament to the world-class education they gained at the seven-year-old school.
Dean Khristian G. Kikuchi of MCL’s College of Information Technology (CIT) said topnotch companies hire MCL graduates because of the quality of their education and training. A total of 38 graduates from CIT secured jobs in various local IT companies within six months after their graduation.
“To produce competitive graduates, CIT ensures that the curriculum we offer to the students is up-to-date and relevant to the needs of the different IT industries. Aside from this, the graduates are equipped with skills, knowledge, and proper attitudes necessary for graduates of IT and CS. The academic and soft skills trainings they acquired from MCL make them confident during job applications which, for me, made the difference,” Kikuchi said.
He said MCL is making great efforts in providing its students with opportunities to practice and showcase their knowledge and skills.
“To ensure that the students are aware of their current abilities and potentials, we encourage them to join software exhibits and presentations and programming competitions. In this way, we provide them an avenue to develop and enhance their skills further,” he said.
Aside from the quality education and training, Dean Kikuchi also attributed the high employability rate of its students to MCL’s adoption of the outcomes-based education system, which ensures the professional readiness of its students.
“We make sure that all critical IT and CS courses are using the outcomes-based approach. We provide the students with real world and challenging exercises, machine problems, and projects to work with so that they can experience right away how to be IT professionals,” Dean Kikuchi added.
Since 2006, MCL has also demonstrated competence in different licensure examinations, cementing its status as a world-class educational institution in Southern Luzon region.