PSM Launch in Northern Luzon
BATAC, ILOCOS NORTE, August 15 2016 — Following the success of Technological Institute of the Philippines in creating the country’s first PSM in Construction Management, two state universities and two private universities followed suit by launching their own PSM degrees in August 2016. These programs were created by experts who aligned their expectations to design industry-responsive curricula.In Baguio City, Moog Controls Corporation and Saint Louis University joined forces to develop the PSM in Manufacturing and Engineering Management. This partnership benefits from Moog’s 50 years of experience as a leading manufacturer in the aerospace, defense, and medical device industries in the U.S. and around the world.
Aiming to go beyond being providers of outsourced business, the Angeles University Foundation forged a partnership with FilAm Software Technology, Inc. to deliver the PSM in Data Science that would provide students with training in statistics and Python programming and data science combined with real-world application of business and financial analytics, marketing, and project management. FilAm Software is one of the leading providers of outsourced software development solutions in the U.S. and in the Philippines.
Responding to the needs of a fast-growing, innovation-driven IT industry, global semiconductor leader Texas Instruments (TI) developed the PSM in Information Technology with the University of the Cordilleras to train students in industry-relevant skills in systems design, supply chain analysis, and human resource organization. TI brings 60 years of successful operations into the partnership to equip the local workforce with global skills to participate in innovation-led economic growth.
Last but not least, homegrown energy provider Energy Development Corporation (EDC) stepped up its game by collaborating with Mariano Marcos State University to develop the PSM in Renewable Energy Engineering.
Ilocos is fast becoming the center of renewable energy innovation and EDC welcomes the partnership with the university to harness the talented pool of young technopreneurs in the region.
USAID/Philippines looks forward to continuing its collaboration with these universities and with their industry partners to meet the needs of science and technology innovation professionals and of innovation industries in the country.