Midway Colleges Celebrates the Hour of Code: A Commitment…

Midway Colleges, in its commitment to providing transformative education, is hosting an exciting event, the Hour of Code, from December 5 to 11, 2023. This event is a testament to the school’s dedication to fostering a culture of innovation and technological literacy among its students. 

The event was inaugurated with an inspiring opening remark by the Admin Director, Mr. Jeffrey Boticario. He emphasized the significance of coding and computer science, not just in the field of IT but across various industry sectors. 

The event’s activities are facilitated by “The Association of Computer Technologies,” who are assisting students in participating in three main Hour of Code activities: AI for Ocean, Flappy Bird, and Outbreak Simulation. 

AI for Ocean 

The AI for Ocean activity is more than just an introduction to the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s a gateway to understanding how future technology, like AI, can significantly enhance maritime operations, ensuring the safety and security of voyages. As future maritime professionals, students are shown how AI can aid in preserving our oceans, a critical aspect of global shipping routes. 

This activity serves as a practical demonstration of how coding can contribute to environmental conservation and maritime safety. It underscores the importance of the crew’s role in understanding the impact of their decisions, fostering critical thinking, and responsiveness. 

By engaging in this activity, students are not only learning about AI but also gaining insights into how their future roles in maritime operations can be transformed by technology. However, it also emphasizes that while technology can provide tools for safety and efficiency, the critical thinking and decision-making skills of the crew remain paramount. 

Flappy Bird 

The Flappy Bird activity is not just a game, but a creative platform that introduces students to the fascinating world of coding. It’s an interactive and enjoyable way to learn the basics of coding, demonstrating how even simple lines of code can bring a concept to life. 

While Flappy Bird may seem simple on the surface, it requires complex thinking and conceptualization. It’s a testament to how coding can transform a simple idea into an engaging and addictive game, highlighting the potential of coding in the entertainment industry. 

At Midway Colleges, we recognize the potential of our students to create their own games in the future. This activity serves as a steppingstone, inspiring them to explore the limitless possibilities of coding. It’s not just about playing a game; it’s about understanding the logic behind it, the creativity involved, and the potential to create something of their own. This is the transformative power of coding that we aim to instill in our students. 

Outbreak Simulation 

The Outbreak Simulation activity is more than just a coding exercise; it’s a vital learning tool that demonstrates how coding can help simulate and predict real-world scenarios, such as disease outbreaks. This activity underscores the role of computer science in healthcare and crisis management. 

In light of the recent pandemic, the importance of such simulations has been brought to the forefront. The ability to predict and mitigate outbreaks through data analysis and coding has proven to be a crucial aspect of global health strategies. 

This activity provides students with a hands-on experience of how coding can be used to analyze data, predict trends, and devise strategies to mitigate the impact of disease outbreaks. It’s a stark reminder of the lessons learned from the recent pandemic and the role that technology and coding can play in preventing future crises. 

By engaging in this activity, students are not only learning about the technical aspects of coding but also gaining insights into its practical applications in real-world scenarios. 

As part of the Hour of Code event, a special lecture was conducted by Mr. Franze Harvey Quinto for Senior High School students. This lecture was integrated into their Media and Information Literacy curriculum, marking the beginning of an innovative shift towards incorporating technology and digital literacy in the curriculum. 

Mr. Quinto highlighted the importance of AI and coding in the era of digitalization. He emphasized that these skills are not just optional extras, but essential tools for navigating the digital world. This aligns with the school’s previous implementation of Microsoft certification, further demonstrating Midway Colleges’ commitment to equipping students with relevant and up-to-date technological skills. 

This lecture signifies the start of a new chapter in Midway Colleges’ curriculum, one that embraces technology and innovation. It’s a step towards preparing students for a future where digital literacy is as fundamental as reading and writing. 

Participants who complete all activities will be recognized during the flag ceremony on December 11, 2023. By conducting this event, Midway Colleges is not only teaching students the technical skills of coding but also preparing them for the digital future, thus truly embodying the essence of transformative education. 

Midway Student Council Election 2023

The Midway Student Council Election 2023 was a significant event in the academic calendar, marking a new chapter in student leadership and representation.

Filing of Candidacy

The election process kicked off with the filing of candidacy from September 19 to 29. This period saw a number of enthusiastic students stepping forward to run for various positions in the Student Council. During the filing of candidacy, two parties were formed for the Student Council and two separate parties were formed for the Student Assembly. This formation of parties showcases the diversity of leadership styles and ideologies among the students, further enriching the democratic process within the institution. The formation of these parties also provided the student body with a range of options to choose from, ensuring a more representative and inclusive Student Council and Student Assembly.

Campaign Period

The campaign period ran from October 2 to 10. During this time, candidates had the opportunity to present their platforms and engage with the student body. It was a period filled with vibrant discussions, passionate speeches, and innovative campaign strategies. During the campaign period, the leaders had to quickly show their dedication and leadership potential to the students. They needed to make a strong impression early in the school year. They used their campaigns to show their commitment and potential to bring positive change. This period showed their readiness to lead and serve the student body.

Election Day

The Student Council Election took place on October 13. Students turned out in large numbers to cast their votes, demonstrating their active participation in the democratic process. 

Announcement of Elected Officers

The newly elected officers were announced on October 16. The following individuals will be serving in the Student Council:

  • Jerome J. Agustin as President
  • Aries M. Ojenar as Vice President
  • Winston A. Sabat as Secretary
  • Girly B. Guzman as Treasurer
  • Venice Daphne Paterno as Auditor
  • Yvan Angelie R. Tan as Business Manager
  • Ana Patricia R. Oriondo as Public Information Officer
  • Karl De Ruenda Himantog as BSMT Representative
  • Ladielyn R. Santos as BSME Representative
  • Zyrylle P. Purificacion as COB Representative
  • Edyson Cachuela as ITSD Representative

Student Assembly Leadership

In addition to the Student Council, the newly elected Student Assembly was also announced, led by Mr. King Jireh Flores as the Chancellor and Ms. Izabelle De Jesus as the Vice Chancellor.

A Challenge from the CEO

The CEO left a challenge to the new set of leaders, urging them to be good examples and role models not just in academics, but also in supporting the institution and the student body. This challenge serves as a reminder of the important role student leaders play in shaping the culture and direction of the institution.

The Midway Student Council Election 2023 was more than just an event; it was a testament to the democratic spirit of the institution and the commitment of its students to active participation and leadership.  The Midway Student Council Election 2023 demonstrated the democratic values and active engagement of the Midway Colleges community.      Student leadership at Midway Colleges takes various forms and levels. Each class elects a Class Commander to organize and represent its members. The NROTC has a COR Commander who instills discipline and leadership among its cadets. Different clubs and organizations, which enrich student life, have their own leaders as well. In the High School department, Clan Leaders promote a sense of belonging and camaraderie among students. These leadership opportunities allow students to hone their skills and make positive contributions to the community. The Midway Student Council, however, is the supreme student governing body at Midway Colleges. It serves as the voice of the student body and the main avenue for student involvement in institutional affairs. The council plays a vital role in shaping the student experience at Midway Colleges, ensuring that the students’ needs and interests are addressed.

Midway Colleges’ Organizational Development Conference 2023

The Midway Colleges’ Organizational Development Conference, held from August 30 to September 1, 2023, in Santiago, Sta. Ana, Pampanga, was a resounding success. The event was filled with engaging activities and insightful programs aimed at fostering unity and promoting institutional development.

Day One: Building Bonds and Launching Objectives

The conference kicked off with a series of fun activities designed to strengthen the bond among all employees. This was followed by the launch of the Institutional Objectives, anchored with the institutional Goal “ANGAT”.

A highlight of the day was the “PUSH THE BUTTON” activity, which symbolized each employee’s participation in the various programs. The following programs were introduced:

  1. ENHANCE (Enhancing a Holistic, Adaptive, and Nurturing Curriculum Experience) – This program aims to improve the curriculum by making it more comprehensive, adaptable, and nurturing for students. It focuses on holistic development, ensuring that all aspects of learning are covered.
  2. PULSO (Performance Upgrade Look-Out Systematization of Offices) – PULSO is designed to enhance the performance of various offices within the institution. It involves systematic monitoring and upgrading of office operations to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. CICAP (Comprehensive Internalization, Certification, and Accreditation Program) – CICAP is a program that focuses on the internalization, certification, and accreditation of the institution. It ensures that the institution meets the required standards and is recognized for its quality education.
  4. DRiVEN Tayo – This program is centered around collective achievement of our institutional goals. Guided by our core values, it cultivates a culture of collaboration and shared responsibility, enabling everyone to contribute effectively towards our vision.
  5. Competency Framework – This is a structure that sets out and defines each individual competency (such as skills, knowledge, abilities) required by employees within the institution.
  6. BAHAY (Building Advancement of Holistic Facility that support Academic Yielding Conducive Learning Environment) Campus Development Portfolio 2028 – BAHAY is a program aimed at developing the campus facilities to support a conducive learning environment. It focuses on holistic facility advancement that yields academic success.
  7. Digitalization, Automation, Computerization Program – This program is about integrating digital technology into all areas of the institution, fundamentally changing how the institution operates and delivers value to its stakeholders.
  8. Program STELA (Student-employee Extension and Learning Application) – STELA is a program that extends learning opportunities to both students and employees. It provides a platform for continuous learning and development.
  9. RACE (Research And Community Extensions) – RACE is a program that promotes research and community extension activities. It encourages employees and students to engage in research and contribute to the community.
  10. MIDWAY DAPAT – This program reflects our commitment to our mission and vision. It reminds us of our aspirations and standards. Our brand statement, “Be DRIVEN. Be Transformed,” encapsulates this commitment.

Day Two: Team Building

The second day of the conference was indeed a day dedicated to team building. The activities were meticulously planned and executed, focusing on fostering collaboration and enhancing teamwork among employees. These activities not only enhanced the team’s collaboration skills but also created a stronger bond among the employees, setting the stage for a more harmonious and productive work environment.

 The team-building activities were divided into three parts: 

  1. Self-discovery and Understanding Others: The first part of the team-building exercise was about self-discovery and understanding others. This activity was designed to help employees understand their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of their colleagues. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn more about themselves and the people they work with. 
  2. Identifying Team Strengths and Weaknesses: The second part of the team-building exercise focused on identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the team as a whole. This activity was crucial in helping the team understand where they excel and where they need to improve. 
  3. Working Through Difficulties with Enjoyment: The third part of the team-building exercise was about working through difficulties with enjoyment. This activity was designed to teach employees how to handle challenges in a positive and enjoyable manner. It emphasized the importance of maintaining a positive attitude even in the face of difficulties.

Day Three: Rekindling Commitment

The final day of the conference focused on rekindling commitment and reigniting passion among the employees. This included the reading of the CREDO Statement and the Signing of the Commitment Board, symbolizing each employee’s dedication to the institution and its objectives.

The Midway Colleges’ Organizational Development Conference 2023 was more than just an event; it was a testament to the institution’s commitment to continuous growth and development. It served as a platform for employees to connect, learn, and contribute towards the realization of the institutional goal “ANGAT”.

Seatrade Maritime: Crew Connect Global

We are proud to announce that our own MR. SABINO CZAR C. MANGLICMOT II of Midway Colleges, Inc. participated in “The Round Table” at Seatrade Maritime Crew Connect Global 2023.

He represented our institution on a global platform and shared his insights on innovation, psychological support, disaster readiness, medical assistance, and academic requirements in maritime education. His contribution was invaluable for the global maritime discourse. The Round Table, an event associated with the Seatrade Maritime Club, was moderated by Raal Harris, Chief Creative Officer at Ocean Technologies Group, and inaugurated by Marcus Hand, the editor of Seatrade Maritime News1.

It brought together over 20 high-profile participants from various sectors of the maritime industry, including ship-owning, ship management, and industry governing bodies2. This Round Table is the latest in a series of successful discussions held at different locations around the world.

Established in 1999, Seatrade Maritime’s CrewConnect Global is a pivotal platform for the maritime industry to focus on its most crucial asset – its people3. It is a must-attend event for professionals involved in various aspects of crewing, such as manning, recruitment, onboard management, welfare, training, and administration4. It offers a comprehensive industry-led conference agenda, a diverse supplier Expo, and the highly anticipated CrewConnect Global Awards5. It keeps pace with the latest industry developments and serves the global crewing community.

A Night of Remembrance: Legacy Night

On September 23, 2023, the 35th Founding Anniversary of Midway Colleges, Inc. reached its grand conclusion with a special event known as the “Legacy Night”. This was not just an event, but a heartfelt tribute to the institution’s journey, a celebration of its milestones, and a testament to its transformative impact.

A Spiritual Beginning

The proceedings of the Legacy Night began on a solemn note with a prayer led by Midway Alumni Pastor Juan Carlo Termulo. This spiritual invocation set a tone of reverence and unity, reminding everyone of the core values that Midway Colleges, Inc. upholds. It was a moment of collective reflection for the entire Midway community, setting the stage for the events to follow.

Reflections and Testimonies

Legacy Night was a time for introspection and acknowledgment. It provided an opportunity for the Midway community to look back on the institution’s 35-year journey. Stakeholders and partners shared their personal experiences and testimonies, recounting the positive impact Midway Colleges, Inc. has had on their lives and the broader community.

Honoring Our Esteemed Guests and Partners

A significant aspect of the 35th Founding Anniversary celebrations was the presence of our esteemed guests and partners. We were honored to host representatives from the Department of Education, the Technical Skills and Development Authority, and the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions. Their attendance highlighted the robust partnerships and collaborations that Midway Colleges, Inc. has fostered over the years.

Our partners from various sectors were a key part of the celebrations. Their support and collaboration have been pivotal in the growth and success of Midway Colleges, Inc. We were privileged to have representatives from the Training and Manning Agency sector, including Merckword Training Services, 2Go, Compass, Far East Maritime Training Center, and Archipelago Philippines Seafarers Training Institution, Inc. Their partnership has been essential in delivering quality maritime training to our students.

We also welcomed our partners from the corporate sector, including representatives from Posiedon Asia, Inc., 2G Netcom Sales and Services, Bank of the Philippines Island, Salazar Architects, Vortex, ProIce, and Kellys Workroom. Their support has been invaluable in various aspects of our operations.

Lastly, we were graced with the presence of our partners from the religious community, Victory Christian Fellowship and Glorious Christ Church. Their spiritual guidance has been a beacon of strength and inspiration for the Midway community.

Recognizing Excellence

The Legacy Night at Midway Colleges, Inc. was more than just a celebration; it was a testament to the enduring spirit of dedication, hard work, and excellence that defines our institution.

We took this opportunity to honor the outstanding employees whose tireless efforts have been instrumental in our growth and success. Their contributions were highlighted, underscoring our commitment to excellence and our deep appreciation for their endeavors.

The event also served as a platform to strengthen our bonds with our esteemed alumni and former employees. It was a chance for these valued members of the Midway community to reconnect with their roots and former colleagues. Their presence added a unique dimension to the celebrations, their stories of success serving as a beacon of inspiration for our current students and staff.

Our former employees, who have significantly contributed to our success, were also acknowledged. Their unwavering dedication and hard work have left a lasting impact on our institution, and the Legacy Night was a fitting occasion to express our gratitude.

Celebrating Achievements

Finally, Legacy Night was a celebration of the institution’s accomplishments. Over the past 35 years, Midway Colleges, Inc. has transformed countless lives through education and personal growth. This night was a testament to the institution’s unwavering commitment to its mission and a celebration of its remarkable success.

As the curtains came down on the 35th Founding Anniversary of Midway Colleges, Inc., the Legacy Night served as a fitting finale to the celebrations. It was a night of remembrance, recognition, and celebration, encapsulating the spirit of Midway Colleges, Inc. and its commitment to transforming lives. Here’s to many more years of growth, success, and transformation!

Midway Colleges, Inc., Celebrates 35th Founding Anniversary

On September 22, 2023, Midway Colleges, Inc. marked a significant milestone in its history as it celebrated its 35th Founding Anniversary. The theme for this year’s celebration was “35 Years of Transforming Lives”, a testament to the institution’s commitment to education and personal growth.

The Dawn of a New Day: Aurora March

The day’s festivities began at the break of dawn with an Aurora March. Starting from NFA Cabanatuan, students, faculty, and staff walked together towards the Midway Campus. This march was not just a physical journey, but a symbolic one. It represented the readiness of the DRIVEN family, a term affectionately used to refer to the Midway community, to face new challenges that lie ahead. The march was a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience that has been a hallmark of Midway Colleges, Inc. for the past 35 years.

Energizing the Body and Spirit: Zumba Session

After the march, the community gathered for a Zumba session that lasted until 10:00 AM. This high-energy dance workout served as a fun and invigorating way to kickstart the day’s festivities. It was a testament to the institution’s commitment to promoting health and wellness among its members. The Zumba session was not just about physical fitness, but also about building a sense of community through shared experiences.

A Feast of Unity: Midway Fiesta

Following the Zumba session, the community used the time to prepare for the Midway Fiesta. This event was a communal lunch, known locally as “Boodle”, where everyone simultaneously partook in a feast. The Boodle lunch was a symbol of camaraderie and inclusiveness, reinforcing the sense of unity within the Midway community. It was a time for everyone to come together, share a meal, and celebrate the institution’s milestone.

A Symphony of Voices: Tawag ng Tanghala sa Midway

The afternoon was filled with music and friendly competition as every department joined the singing contest, “Tawag ng Tanghala sa Midway”. This event showcased the diverse musical talents within the Midway community, providing an entertaining spectacle for all. It was a celebration of the artistic talents that thrive within the institution, further highlighting the holistic approach to education that Midway Colleges, Inc. champions.

A Night to Remember: Denim Euphoria

As the sun set, the night was marked by “Denim Euphoria”, a special event featuring various activities led by the students. The night was filled with joy and excitement, perfectly encapsulating the spirit of the 35th Founding Anniversary. The Denim Euphoria was a testament to the creativity, passion, and vibrancy of the Midway community.

The 35th Founding Anniversary of Midway Colleges, Inc. was indeed a memorable day filled with activities that not only celebrated the institution’s milestones but also fostered a sense of community and unity among its members. As Midway Colleges, Inc. looks forward to the future, it remains committed to its mission of transforming lives. Here’s to many more years of growth, success, and transformation!

MIDWAY @ EDUTECH 2023: Inspired by Technology. Provide Transformation…

Midway Colleges take part in the EduTech Asia 2023 conference, which took place at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Singapore. This was the 8th edition of the significant event that united educators and technology enthusiasts from all over Asia. The event lasted for three days, from November 7th to 9th, 2023.

Mr. Sabino Czar C. Manglicmot II, Chief Executive Officer, leads the team to gain insights from experts and innovators in the field of education and explored the latest EdTech solutions that could enhance teaching and learning. Together with him are the following Dr. Richard L. Oandasan (Academic Director), Mr. Jeffrey Boticario (Administrative Director), Mr. Sabino Czar L. Manglicmot III (Academic Secretary), and Mr. Edmar R. Dizon (Data Protection Officer).

The conference addressed a broad spectrum of urgent topics in today’s education, including digital strategy, generative AI, teacher training, pedagogy for digital learning, sustainability, cyber-security, and the digital divide. It featured 350 inspiring speakers and showcased solutions provided by 200 of the world’s leading education technology players. Additionally, 60 cutting-edge EdTech start-ups exhibited the latest EdTech solutions in the free-to-attend exhibition.

Transformative learning was a key highlight of the EduTech Asia 2023 conference. This concept, which is highly relevant to the Philippine education system, involves teaching and learning aimed at motivating and empowering learners to make informed decisions and actions at the individual, community, and global levels. It seeks to equip learners with the knowledge, values, and abilities to act for the betterment of all people and the planet, as responsible citizens of a global community.

The conference also emphasized personalized learning, showcasing how technology can tailor education to meet the unique needs of each learner. Various EdTech solutions were presented that adapt to individual learning styles, pace, and interests, making learning more engaging and effective. The importance of personalized learning in fostering a more inclusive and learner-centered education system was underscored.

Predictive learning was another significant theme at EduTech Asia 2023. The conference demonstrated how predictive analytics can anticipate learners’ needs and improve educational outcomes. Various tools and technologies were featured that analyze learners’ data to predict their performance, identify potential difficulties, and provide timely intervention. The role of predictive learning in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of education was emphasized.

Lastly, EduTech Asia 2023 highlighted the latest technology trends in education. Cutting-edge EdTech solutions, from AI-powered teaching aids to immersive VR learning environments, were showcased. The conference also explored emerging trends such as blockchain in education, gamification of learning, and the use of big data in education. The event provided a glimpse into the future of education, where technology plays a pivotal role in transforming teaching and learning. Midway Colleges is deeply committed to providing transformative education within a diverse society. We believe in fostering a values-centered, proactive, and globally aware citizenry. Our commitment to these ideals is the driving force behind our decision to attend EduTech Asia 2023.

This conference provides us with the opportunity to learn from global experts, explore the latest educational technology solutions, and bring back valuable insights that can enhance our teaching and learning practices. Our participation in EduTech Asia 2023 underscores our dedication to equipping our learners with the knowledge, values, and abilities they need to act for the betterment of all people and the planet, as responsible citizens of a global community.

Overall, EduTech Asia 2023 was a significant event that provided valuable insights and inspiration for educators and policymakers in the Philippines and across Asia. It highlighted the potential of technology to transform education and equip learners with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Gabay Araw 2023

The three-phase student grooming and orientation has been successfully conducted during the two-week Gabay Araw 2023 on September 4-15 spearheaded by the Office of Students Affairs (OSA). The first week ran from September 4-8 and consisted of ID picture-taking for the new students, while the second week ran from September 11-15 which consisted of a series of orientations and a campus tour.

The new students’ excitement to be part of the DRIVEN community was observed during the first phase of the Gabay Araw when they were scheduled for ID picture-taking. New haircuts and clean faces occupied the campus as the freshmen and transferees strolled from the student center to the computer laboratory to complete the first phase.

Text reminders regarding their schedules were sent by Ms. Eunice Quibrantos of OSA and Mr. Ezekiel Acosta of the Guidance Services Unit (GSU) a week before the activity. However, even with the text messages, many students rushed on the first day. Their number trickled down as the days went by.

Moreover, the second and third phase of the Gabay Araw held on the second week was full of learning as students across all year levels and departments were oriented with the faculty, staff, rules, and common practices that they need to know before they start the new academic year at Midway Colleges.

This was done in two batches a day, depending on their year level and department. The programs were divided into schedules to fully accommodate the volume of students and to monitor the conducting of the Gabay-Araw.

The first day of the second week of Gabay Araw, September 11, was scheduled for the high school students, both junior and senior, to complete their ID picture-taking, orientation, and campus tour; the rest of the week was scheduled for the orientation and org application of the college students, both new and old. The second and third phases of the Gabay Araw were filled with enthusiasm as the high school students and new college students received their welcome kits.

The Gabay-Araw orientation was started with an opening prayer, singing of the national anthem, welcome remarks from their respective department heads. Then it was followed by the statement of purpose, mission, vision, goals & core values, and presentation of school officials & department heads spearheaded by the Head of OSA, Sir Robie Mar A. Dayto.

The Admissions & Enrollment was presented by Ms. Anita R. Cabalce to inform the students what other programs Midway Colleges were offering along with other formal process like withdrawal and shifting to other programs. The Tuition Fee & Payment Schedules were discussed by Ms. Rosalie T. Chua to remind the students to always bring their student passbook and ID when paying their tuition fee along with some reminders on the cut-off dates. The program then was followed by the discussion of Academic Policies & Learning Modalities, and introduction of the faculty and instructors by their respective department heads.

The second half of the program were started by a little warm-up of jumping jacks before starting the discussion of Student Affairs & Services discussed by the Head of OSA, Sir Robie Mar A. Dayto where NROTC officers helped in demonstrating the proper student decorum and discipline. It was also noted in this part of the program the schedule of uniform, allowed bag, proper haircut and haircut inspection dates. The next part of discussion was headed by Ms. Ma. Luisa Belen Ascue of Administrative Department to discuss the Health & Safety Services where they tackled the services offered of the Sickbay and rules about parking in the school grounds. The next discussion was about the Learning Management System where it was discussed the most used applications under Microsoft and its benefits. The last discussion was The Library Policies and Resources discussed by the Chief Librarian, Ms. Arlyn Bayeng.

The whole program fostered connection-building between the students, their peers, and future instructors, bringing diverse personalities and backgrounds closer to a single community. This will, indeed, mark their first day of becoming DRIVEN throughout their academic lives. May this Gabay-Araw 2023 give light to students of Midway Colleges Inc.

Unveiling of New Logo

Midway Colleges is honored to share with you another remarkable milestone as we proudly celebrate our 35th Founding Anniversary with the theme “Midway: 35 Years of Transforming Lives”. This celebration is one of our testaments to the countless individuals whose lives have been positively influenced by our institution’s unwavering commitment to transformative education. 

As part of this celebration, our new logo were presented last August 10, 2023 at Midway Colleges, Bitas, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. For the past three and a half decades, we have been dedicated to transforming lives and making a lasting impact on our community. Over the years, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunities to ignite passion, shape minds, and fulfill dreams. 

From humble beginnings to the present day, our institution has been a catalyst for change. In conjunction with this new chapter, the unveiling of the new logo symbolizes the institution’s steadfast commitment to provide transformative education while remaining relevant, responsive, and adaptive to the dynamic educational landscape. 

The logo encapsulates our dedication to fostering a culture of DRIVEN and transformation. Witness its dynamic design that reflects our commitment to innovation and adaptability. As we embark on this new era, we invite you to join us and say that “M” is the new DRIVEN”, embracing the power of determination and the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. Our institution will not just sail in the direction of the sea. Instead, we will chart the course to unlock potential and transform our lives for the betterment of our nation and humanity. 

With great enthusiasm, join us in celebrating these 35 meaningful and God-laden years as we honor the past, embrace the present, and build a future filled with endless possibilities.  

Together, let us continue to inspire, uplift, and transform lives for generations to come. 

MCI prepares faculty for INSET, sets pace for continuing…

To gear up the Midway Colleges Inc. (MCI) faculties for the new academic year, the Academic Department piloted this year’s In-Service Training (INSET) held at the Academic Building I last September 4-8 and 11-15, 2023.

The said training is an intensive and comprehensive program designed to empower faculty members and academic leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic field of education.

Over the course of ten (10) days, faculty engaged in a variety of activities, including workshops, presentations, and discussions, all aimed at enhancing its teaching abilities and understanding of key academic policies, processes, and frameworks.

The training program covered a wide range of topics, from Professionalizing the Teaching Profession, Outcome Based Education, Microsoft Loop, 21st Century Skills, and Using New Technology for Teaching, ensuring that faculties are well-equipped to meet the challenges of modern education. Notable speakers and experts in the field such as Dr. Richard L. Oandasan, Dr. Jonathan V. Macayan, Dr. Bernardino C. Ofalia, Dr. Jerome T. Buenviaje, and Dr. Elenita N. Que shared their insights and experiences, enriching the learning journey.

Throughout the training, faculty collaborated on revising learning materials, critiquing outputs, and engaging in interdisciplinary assessments. These hands-on experiences will not only enhance their teaching materials but also foster a sense of teamwork and collaboration within departments.

The program culminated in a Mock Team-Teaching Demonstration, where faculties put their newly acquired skills to the test. This practical exercise allowed them to display their teaching prowess and receive valuable feedback from their peers and panelists.

As the In-Service Training 2023 ended, an awarding and closing ceremony celebrated the dedication and achievements of all faculties.

The event marked the end of an enriching training program, equipping educators with the tools and knowledge needed to provide high-quality and transformative education to their students in the coming academic year.