“There will come a time that our athletes will retire from the sport they love and will no longer be fit to compete. That is the time that the value of an education comes in.” This was what the STI Education Services Group Inc. President and CEO Mr. Monico V. Jacob said to the media after presenting the Ten Million Peso scholarship grant that STI College will be giving to the Philippine Sports Commission.
This aid is in support of National Athletes who are in the PSC’s pool but are unable to secure a good education because of their financial status. Mr. Jacob thanked the Honorable Chairman Richie Garcia for the opportunity to serve the country as the Official Education and Technology Partner of the Philippine Sports Commission. At the same time, Chairman Garcia expressed his heartfelt thanks to the STI Education Services Group for renewing their commitment to help Philippine athletes. It was in 2004 when STI and the Philippine Sports Commission started this partnership but unfortunately after some changes in the PSC some athletes forgot the aid. Through the efforts of the PSC, the partnership was once again renewed and now deserving national athletes can avail of a four year college course.
Back in 2004 it was STI that set up the computer network infrastructure of the PSC and is again committed to support the PSC by helping out their employees. The partnership also included discounts for PSC employees and their dependents. At the same time, STI is also committed to help out in training PSC employees who are not that skilled with regards to computers and information technology. STI will set up training sessions to help PSC employees improve their skills and knowledge in computer related topic.
Also present in the MOA signing were PSC Commissioner Mr. Wigberto Clavecilla and former national athlete Akiko Thomson – Guevara who is also one of the Commissioners of the PSC. STI’s Executive Vice – President and Chief Operating Officer Mr. Peter K. Fernandez and Vice – President for Communications Mr. Elbert L. de Guzman were also there to witness the MOA signing.