- CAREER SERVICES
“You Will Make It, In A Nurturing Environment”
Summer Greeting from the President
University of Nueva Caceres
June 1, 2018
My Dear Fellow UNCeans,
You might recall that I wrote to you during the New Year, to share with you what we had achieved together as a UNC community in 2017, as well as where we are headed.
While our students are enjoying their summer break, I wanted to share with you some specific steps we are taking in School Year 2018-19, to further fulfill our brand promise of “You Will Make It, In a Nurturing Environment.”
The following is a summary of a few of the key initiatives we have launched, in the various areas we identified as most important to our students, alumni, employees and their families, as well as our broader community:
Academics Affairs: Adding value to our students through innovative academic programs to ensure they have the skills, training and values that will enable them to have the best possible careers.
English Immersion Environment (EIE)
Starting this year, the UNC students will experience an environment that encourages and enables them to use English, inside and outside of the classroom. Don’t worry, students will not be punished for making mistakes in the use of the language. Instead, we will expose them to relevant learning activities to help them think and speak in English, and ultimately, become more confident in expressing themselves using the language. We have achieved much success with the program with our recent LINC senior high school and PEP college graduates, as the program has helped them to achieve better career options.
UNC is preparing its graduates to become ready to face the challenges and the demands of future job requirements in 21st century and beyond. Yes, employers want you to KNOW about Accounting and Engineering and Computer Science. But employers really care if you can DO Engineering and Accounting and Computer Science. So, UNC will begin this year to “FLIP” the classroom. In a FLIPPED classroom, students will study their subjects outside of class and do projects and problems and cases inside of class. That means classrooms are going to begin to transform from places where teachers tell you about your subject to places where professors help you practice your profession. Hence, while they are still students, enabling strategies will be provided by helping them learn by doing.
Today, it is not sufficient for learners to only be aware of a lot of things about their college course major. They need to develop the habits and capabilities to consume information outside of class, for use inside of class through exercises, cases, problems and projects. Teachers move from talking about Engineering, Accounting, Business, Computer Science, etc. … to training learners how to BE an Engineer, Accountant, Businessman, Computer Scientists and the like.
Student Affairs and Services: Stepping up support with meaningful engagement.
Career Placement Extension
UNC has partnered with many alumni, entrepreneurs, employers and government agencies to significantly increase our graduates’ options for employment or avenues for internship of our students.
Mental Wellness Program
The Guidance Office and University Health Services team have started to work together in raising the awareness of mental wellness and health issues and supporting our students as they go through these. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment for our students as they seek to learn, grow, interact and enjoy their education experience with us.
Administration and Finance: Laying the ground work for the return of the college freshmen and responding to the needs of the University.
Facilities Upgrade: Air-conditioning + Tech-Enabled Classroom
UNC is continuing to upgrade its facilities by improving the ventilation of key student areas which includes the Sports Palace and air-conditioning of the e-Library and Social Hall. The University is also developing a better classroom environment with the air-conditioning of the classrooms in Elementary, Junior High School (Grade 8 and 10), Engineering and Law. All classrooms and laboratories will be equipped with projectors and/or TVs to support the learning activities of the students.
Human Resources: Energizing the lifeblood of our University – our People.
Fourteen EA faculty members are expected to complete their master’s degrees from Mapua University this semester. Alongside their enhanced educational qualifications, they’ll bring into the classroom teaching excellence and technical expertise honed through professional practice. The University remains steadfast in its commitment to provide its most valuable resource — teaching and non-teaching staff — with various professional growth opportunities such as post-grad scholarships and continuing education activities!
PS To get a sense of the programs we will be brining to UNC, please visit our website homepage at http://dhs.unc.edu.ph/ and see the videos uploaded under the “Video Innovation for Better Education” heading. You can also check the videos at the official UNC YouTube channel.
“Realizing that Bicol Region needed an educational institution which will provide an opportunity for higher learning at relatively cheaper cost and with a quality equal if not better that those in greater Manila, considered the center for learning, I considered it a rare challenge to be of service to the region by organizing a school that will meet those needs. By doing so, my co-organizers and I believed that we were contributing to the social, political, economic and cultural upliftment of the region.”
-Dr. Jaime Hernandez, UNC Founder
“Education is an important strategic focus for Ayala. There is strong global demand for Filipino talent and our vision is to deliver high quality, affordable education that can significantly enhance the employability of our graduates.”
-Jaime August Zobel de Ayala, Ayala’s Chairman and CEO