But few are chosen—300 to be exact among the pool of 437 hopefuls who tried to make their way to the Industrial Technician Program for SY 2007-2008.
The selection finally came to an end last May 7 as the Admission Committee called the roll.
This year’s batch is composed of four sections in Mechanical Technology, four in Electromechanics Technology course, one section each for IT and Industrial Electronics. Three sections are slated to start in November (also called off-semester). Each section will now be composed of 30 students.
Before they were accepted, the students underwent one-week training in Math, English, Mechanical Workshop, P.E., Drafting, and Basic Electricity . Selected staff conducted interviews with them and their parents and visited them in their homes to substantiate interview results.
Applicants were selected based on merit (40%) and equity (60%). Merit covers 50% of the training result, 20% of grade point average in their high school, and 30% from the admission test result. Equity is computed by dividing the annual family income over the number of dependents.
According to this year’s statistics, 95% of the students were coming from public high schools. Around 20-30% hailed from outside of