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Industry Partnership Program: A Comparative Study of FEU’s Current Programs and Future Directions Career Congress for School Administrators July 31, 2009.

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1 Industry Partnership Program: A Comparative Study of FEU’s Current Programs and Future Directions Career Congress for School Administrators July 31, 2009

2 Objectives Short introduction and historical brief Development of external relations Challenges Possible benchmarks Looking to the future

3 Introduction Far Eastern University was established in 1928 in Manila, Philippines. It is composed of 6 colleges or institutes. It has 2 sister schools, FEU Eastasia College and FEU FERN College. Student population is at 22,000. International student population is at 500. Dr. Lydia B. Echauz is the current President.

4 Short Background of Industry Partnership Prior to 2006, FEU did not have an office handling External Relations. In 2006, External Relations was added under the Admissions Office. Industry relations and international affairs were both subsumed under External Relations. The student interns were left on their own to look for companies.

5 Challenges Encountered Monitoring difficulty Relevant exposure Student apprenticeship evaluation form data collation Maximizing relations with companies Employment challenges

6 Challenge from Industry – Bridging the Skills Gap Communication Skills Organizational Skills Critical Thinking Skills Initiative Flexibility Multitasking Skills International Exposure Leadership Skills Area of Specialization

7 Objectives of the External Relations Office In 2006, FEU created the External Relations Office with the following objectives: Build relationships with industry Assist graduates secure employment Create an information dissemination system for career opportunities Coordinate tasks with concerned offices Build relations with international institutions

8 Areas for Partnership OJT/ Internship Employment Training & Faculty Immersion Scholarship Community Service Research Note: FEU now has 40 industry partners with signed Memorandum of Agreements or MOA’s.

9 Additional Services for Industry Partners Invitation to Job Fairs Career Seminars In-house Recruitment Placement CD Career Site Blast Dinner with Partners

10 Some Difficulties Encountered MOA’s took time to be signed Manpower requirements Adjustment to new policies Competitive edge of interns

11 Benchmarking with other Philippine Schools FEU Eastasia College (FEU-EAC) Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) University of the Philippines (UP)

12 FEU Eastasia College Where Industry meets Academe Increased number of hours for internship Aggressive marketing and relationship building 200+ industry partners in the Information Technology and Engineering sector

13 Technological University of the Philippines: Industry Partnership Objectives To introduce students to the world of work To match the needs of industries for qualified manpower Adapt curricula to the needs of industry Gain access to industry’s resources Collaborate with industry in the conduct of research and extension activities

14 TUP’s Areas for Partnership Curriculum Development Education & Training Financing Resource Sharing Research

15 University of the Philippines: Science & Technology Park Partnership with Ayala Foundation Objectives Student & faculty exposure to technical and market realities Provides a collaborative venue between industry and academe to test research proposals Fusion of academe’s technical expertise and the industry’s market knowledge will result in innovative, dynamic products directly addressing consumer demands Enrichment and enhancement of academic offerings Make UP a leader in technology-based businesses

16 Future Directions Push for curricular revisions to make FEU more attractive to industry partners Optimize resource sharing programs Focus on knowledge, resource and wealth generation Develop an evaluation system to measure partnership success Establish online tracer

17 Thank you


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