Far Eastern University (FEU), in partnership with Nanyang Polytechnic International (NYPi), launched a five-day training for the International Continuing Professional Education (ICPE) granted to FEU by the Commission on Higher Education entitled “Innovations in Teaching and Learning on Industry 4.0 and Smart Nation”.

This capacity-building program aims to develop key academic managers from Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) who shall eventually serve as experts and key resource speakers in cascading the program and their learnings to other Philippine institutions.

Messages from the three proponents of the project were delivered by NYPi CEO Dr. Henry Heng, FEU president Dr. Michael M. Alba, and CHED chairperson Dr. J. Prospero De Vera III.

The training program welcomed 30 Academic Heads from the following HEIs in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao:

  1. Ateneo de Zamboanga University
  2. Central Mindanao University
  3. Davao del Norte State College
  4. Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
  5. Far Eastern University Manila
  6. FEU Alabang
  7. FEU Cavite
  8. FEU Diliman
  9. FEU Roosevelt
  10. FEU Institute of Technology
  11. Good Samaritan College
  12. Marikina Polytechnic College
  13. Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology
  14. Tarlac Agricultural University
  15. University of Antique
  16. University of San Jose-Recoletos
  17. University of Santo Tomas

Joining the opening of the event were NYPi directors Dr. Lim Chon-Goon and Esther Bay, NYPi Manager Judy Emily, CHED Director IV of the International Affairs Office Atty. Lily Freida Macabangun-Milla, FEU Vice President for Academic Development Dr. Myrna P. Quinto, FEU International Relations Director Moira Uy, and Project Manager Dr. Rachelle Garcia.

Part of the ICPE grant is the establishment of the Center for International Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CINTEL) for Industry 4.0 and Smart Nation in FEU. It will be a center for Industry 4.0 and Smart Nation research, equipment, technology, application facilitation, and trainings.

The project is set to run for a year with the hope of integrating Industry 4.0 concepts into the curriculum, producing competitive graduates who are adept in Industry 4.0 and enablers of the country’s very first Smart Nation.