Twenty nontraditional students who attended the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) at La Consolacion College Bacolod will be graduating this summer, from the Liberal Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree programs. Last March 28, 2016, 17 received their diploma in the 69th Baccalaureate Commencement Exercises at SMX Convention Center. A special ceremony is set on May 18, 2016 for those who finished more recently.
ETEEAP is a program that equates work experiences and career accomplishments to academic credits making the attainment of a higher education degree more accessible for adults who are unable to attend the traditional program due to career and other life responsibilities.
Graduating ETEEAP students specialized in English, human resource and marketing. Most of them attended a modular type of instruction for competencies that are not covered within their work experiences. Classes were held mostly on weekends. For each class, students were required of learning outputs that reflect attainment of competencies. The final output was a business feasibility study for the human resource and marketing groups while the AB English group presented a compilation of written works and delivered a seminar on gender-based literature.
Most of the graduating ETEEAP students took the program to gain eligibility for employment regularization or promotion while for others, a second degree.
Dr. Dennis R. Rebueno, the CHED NIR Chief Education Program Specialist will be the Commencement Speaker in the special ceremony which will be held at the Millenium Hall of LCCB’s HRM and Tourism Center.
This year’s ETEEAP graduates are among the more than 500 baccalaureate degree finishers this year.
What I like about teaching in the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency & Accreditation Program is that students have the wealth of work experience that can be drawn from, so I learn from them as much as they learn from me. – Rodjhun Navarro, ETEEAP Faculty