SAITE Produces First Graduates

SAITE Produces First Graduates

Twenty-one are this year’s new Sillimanians.

The School of Agro-Industrial and Technical Education (SAITE) graduated its first batch of students on September 1 at the Cyber Lecture Hall of the Instructional Media and Technology Center.

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They are: Klint Bacud, Rey Cadalin, Regie Cafino, JemarDela Torre, Ken Virson de la Salde, Warren Deles, Carl John Gonzales, Pepito Lado, Jameson Laguras, Gemma Mapili, Cielo Montina, Jewish Montina, Remjones Nomo, Kenneth Ozaraga, Leazil Pates, Jovie Alam Rusiana, Anthony Neil Solamillo, Daffy Soreño, Margie Teodesio, Joey Toribio and Federico Utzurrum Jr.

All 21 students completed the requirements for the Animal Production National Certificate II program, with classes held at the College of Agriculture and on-the-job-training accomplished at the Provincial Nursery.

SAITE is a new academic unit established in September last year to provide specialized training to high school graduates who may not be able to enroll in a formal four-year degree program. It seeks to develop their skills and enhance their preparedness for employment and livelihood opportunities.

Under Director Dr. Palito A. Dela Rama, SAITE opened its first class in May this year with the same 21 students, most of whom are scholars. It will be opening before yearend its classes for the Horticulture National Certificate II program that is set to run for six months.

For more information on SAITE's programs, e-mail saite@su.edu.ph.