For the first time in the history of the STI National Youth Convention, the launch will be in the Visayas region with new STI school, STI West Negros University in Bacolod city as the host. The STI West Negros University Gym, home to many basketball games will be the venue of this once a year event that seeks to help prepare STIers in various fields.
Last year, students from STI West Negros University were given a sneak peek on what the NYC is all about. This year, the Travel Management, Tourism, HRM and Business Management students of both STI WNU and STI College Bacolod were combined to witness the event. In the afternoon it was the turn of the ICT students of both Bacolod schools.
The event started with the singing of the STI West Negros University Glee Club of the Invocation Hymn and the Philippine National Anthem. The Glee Club was accompanied by the STI WNU Rondalla club.
Digital Marketing consultant for the Hotel & Restaurant Industry and food writer for the Philippine Star and Breakfast magazine Spanky Enriquez started the ball rolling with his topic "Be Proactive" Up-to-date trends in the Service Industry.
John Robert Powers consultant Marisyll Pengson gave lots of tips in imaging with her topic "PRO-FICIENCY" Showcasing Professional Efficiency through your image." Her insights on how to project one's image made lots of students listen, take down notes and absorb all the lessons that Ms. Pengson shared.
The last speaker for the THM & BM track of the NYC was CnB Ventures CEO, Juan Carlos "JC" Libiran. JC helped STI students think of opportunities on how to convert their ideas to cash through his talk "Cash in your creativity: Turning your ideas into success!"
The first speaker for the ICT Track was STI College Bacoor Professor Ricky Bunag who gave numerous stories on his topic "Going Mobile: The power of Mobile Application Development!"
One of the most inspiring stories came from Gian Javelona who at 21 years old shared his ups and downs on how he became the CEO of his own company Orange Apps. His topic was entitled "App-titudes: Fundamentals of Mobile Apps Development!"
The last ICT speaker was Howard Go who is the co-founder of the game site Mochibits.com. Howard shared lots of insights and tips on how to monetize your Mobile Apps from his topic "App-start" Your success in the Mobile App Market.
Providing the students with a nice intermission number is the recently crowned NOPSSCEA Tertiary level folk dance champions - the STI WNU La Jota Sevillana dancers.
The HRS Singers of STI Bacolod wowed the crowd with their wonderful singing, timely choreography and over-all performance.
The last to perform were the STI College Bacolod dancers that gave the crowd much to enjoy with their style and groove a fitting way to end the Bacolod NYC.