IT Careers with ICI

Information Technology (IT), one of the most popular courses here in the Philippines has many applications and careers in the world of business. With the trend of online jobs and freelance IT services outside the country, more and more students enroll in this course. It can generate a lot of money when you have the right knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.

There are a lot of careers in Information Technology, some of which are highly technical and requires many hours of training while others require creativity and thinking outside of the box. Businesses all over the world often hire IT professionals to help them grow their company through different marketing strategies such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Development, Website Promotion and other forms of online advertisement. These strategies are cost-effective and require little manpower as well as maintenance.

Many schools nowadays offer IT and other computer-related courses to encourage people to have careers in this field and ICI is one of them. With its complete set of facilities and highly-competent instructors, it’s no wonder how it became as The Best Technical-Vocational School in Iligan City. They offer standard courses such as Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Programming and Crash Courses to individuals who are already working or simply want to increase their market value by acquiring new set of skills that are needed in today’s highly competitive world. Their trainings are up to date and follow the standards set by TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority).

Not only that, the institution itself is also an affiliate of the Cisco Networking Academy that provides online learning materials that are then taught to its students. Indeed a great way to use Information Technology as a medium of learning. Moreover, ICI helps its graduates find appropriate jobs for their career. This just goes to show that ICI never let its capabilities in teaching become outdated but instead finds new ways to improve it through time.

The ICI Faces 2011 List of Winners: See It Here

The ICI Acquaintance Party 2011 may be over but the memories are still fresh in the minds of the spectators who witnessed one of its highlighted events, the ICI Faces 2011. Let’s have a look at what each candidate has gone through before they attained fame in the eyes of their fellow students.

Before they were introduced to many ICI’ans, these candidates undergone a series of preliminary judging to determine how well they interact with other people including their fellow candidates and what makes them stand out among others both physically and emotionally. For this, a separate panel of judges evaluated all the contestants during the preliminary judging. They are; Ms. Alayka Fowler, Mr. Mark Jason Jeznel Pantaleon and Mr. Thirdy Demonteverde. Their criteria for judging includes the following:

 

30% – Personality

30% – Face Value

40% – Modeling Skill

 

The Mr. and Ms. Photogenic are determined through photos where candidates show natural beauty and how they project themselves in the front the camera.

As any beauty competition, personality is considered as one of the most important factors a candidate must have. Without this, physical appearance is a mere decoration of their whole being. The Mr. and Ms. Personality are determined through a one on one interview with the judges. Congeniality winners on the other hand are determined from all the contestants whom they think shows respect, charismatic, has admiration to his or her peers and most inspirational person in the competition.

Competition Results:

Minor Awards

Mr. and Ms. Photogenic

Mr. Val Quidlat – Healthcare Department

Ms.Lady Laika Fama – Programming Department

Mr. and Ms. Personality

Mr. Val Quidlat – Healthcare Department

Ms.Lady Laika Fama – Programming Department

Mr. and Ms. Congenialty

Mr. Roslin Maghanoy – Programming Department

Ms.Lady Laika Fama – Programming Department

Best in Production Number

Mr. Alawi Solaiman – Engineering Department

Ms. Queenie Manta – HRM Department

 

Major Awards

4th Runner Up

Ms. Karen Orlanes – Healthcare Department

3rd Runner Up

Mr. Val Quidlat – Healthcare Department

Ms. Remyfe Manes – Engineering Department

2nd Runner Up

Mr. Roslin Maghanoy – Programming Department

Ms. Honey Grace Castro – Multimedia Department

1st Runner Up

Mr. Alawi Solaiman – Engineering Department

Ms. Lady Laika Fama – Programming Department

Overall Champions

Mr. John Lendun Petallo – HRM Department

Ms. Queenie Manta – HRM Department

ICI Celebrates Acquaintance Party 2011

ICI honors every student by giving them a special day with the chance to mingle and meet new friends. Because of this very reason, the institution with the aid of its Student Body Organization (SBO) celebrates its Acquaintance Party at Mimar’s Springway Resort in Timoga, Buru-un, Iligan City last July 22, 2011. ICI’ans crowded the place as they arrive one by one with their classmates and friends. Every student sign the registration by presenting their ID’s or Certificate of Registration (COR) to ensure that no outsiders can enter the premises and preserve the exclusivity of the place for the time being. Afterwards, they go to their respective departments and make themselves comfortable as they occupy the tables exclusively provided for them. Like any acquaintance party, a programme is prepared for the formality of the event as well as for the entertainment of everyone.

Initially, the emcee for the event calls every student to gather around in preparation for the opening remarks. He is one of ICI’s English Instructors and has been the emcee for many of the school’s events for the past few years, Mr. Sean B. Boglosa welcomes everyone with a cheerful hello. Subsequently, he then introduces the faculty members from different departments as well as the members of the WebX Team.

There is an obvious increase on the number of students this year, all thanks to the great effort of The Marketing Team making it another reason to celebrate. With a huge place like Mimar’s, students can’t help themselves but to wander around and some of them plunge into the swimming pools to cool themselves. Moments later, students once again gather around as one of the highlighted events of this year’s party, the ICI Faces 2011 is about to begin. Loud cheers and shouts can be heard around the place as 9 students from different departments make their way to the center to introduce themselves and greet spectators with their most pleasing smiles. They then amaze everybody as they perform their presentation numbers and dress in different fashion styles that enhance their physical appearance. Consequently, the emcee once again calls the attention of all students so they could participate in different team games. Indeed a great way to mingle and interact with new personalities. Happiness is all over the place as they play with enthusiasm and humor. Prizes are then given to the winners which come in different useful objects.  Freebies are also given such as bags and thumb drives for the lucky winners of the raffle draw.

A few hours later, the awarding of winners for the ICI Faces 2011 call’s everyone’s attention. They then cheer for their department representatives and give them encouragement. Every student has high hopes of their bets winning the competition but only two stand out to be this year’s Mr. and Ms. ICI Faces 2011. They are John Lendun Petallo and Queenie Manta both from the HRM Department.

The whole event ends successfully with new friends and memories that will last for a long time. This year’s acquaintance party is truly a memorable one because it not only show’s how people can interact with each other but also how they can unite as one.

ICI Community User Guide

Home

Home shows Latest Members, Recent Activities of ICI community and Recent Group Activities.

Profile

Profile page is where your personal profile and your applications will be displayed. A User Profile picture can be displayed from your images and it will be automatically resized.

The top on the right side of the page display your profile details. You may edit it through the edit button. Under the Profile details, shows the status updates of your Friends and a button to list all your friends

Your profile name will display some details. Karma, Member since, Last online and Profile view(s). Below them, you may update your status, such as what are you currently up to, etc. This board will also update you with any incoming message or friend request.

Moving on, you will find four modules buttons. First is “invite friends” button to allow you invite friends from your contact email by keying in your friend email. Next are “Add Photos”, “Add Apps” and “Start a Group” Button.

Other than above, the Profile page also display other details. First is the update of the users latest activities. Continued with the list of applications that you have added on.

Karma

Karma is a user point-system used in ICI Community. It shows how active you are in ICI Community. Karma will only be activated only when you have uploaded a picture in your user profile. Otherwise, you will forever have no Karma points.

Groups

Under the groups tab, shows which groups you currently join. You will only be able to see the Groups if you have added the Groups application. Go to Application —> Edit, and add the Groups application.

Photos

Shows images you have uploaded to your Profile. You will only see images if you have added the Photos application. Go to Application —> Edit, and add the Photos application.

Wall

In Wall, you and your friends (at current time of writing, others too) are able to leave a comment on your Profile Page. You will only see the comments if you have added the Walls application. Go to Application —> Edit, and add the Walls application.

Custom Fields

In user profile custom fields, for those text field that represent a url link (e.g. Home Page), you can add the string ‘http://’ follow by your url address, e.g. ‘http://www.yahoo.com’. During value display in profile page, the string value will automatic converted to clickable hyperlink.

Application

There are many applications on ICI Community. You can choose which application you would like to have on your account.

To see the list of applications, go to Application –> Browse
To edit it, go to Application –> Edit. Here, you will be able to:

1. find out what are these applications for

2. setting each of the application based on your preferences

3. set the arrangement of applications by dragging it (ctrl + drag up or down).

4. adjust the privacy setting of each application

5. remove the application that you do not want to use

Personal Messaging

Personal messaging system allows you to send a message to any site members easily. There are 2 ways to send a message, via your own inbox or by click on user’s profile and write a message.

Groups

You can join and participate in groups easily. Before you can post on the group wall or create a discussion, you will first need to become a member of the group. Click the “Join Now” to join your group.

To manage Group that you joined, go to Application –> Group.

Here, you can view the current groups, search a group as well as view groups that you have joined. You can also create a new group.

Group

Announcement

Announcements lists all bulletins you with to make to the group. Announcements does not support replies. Only Group founder can Create Bulletin for Announcements.

Discussion

Discussion lists all discussions anyone posts in the groups. Discussions support replies from group members.

Wall

Wall supports Wall posts from members of a group. Wall also supports Syret (hence youtube videos). Only Group founder can Remove Wall posts.

Photos & Media

To manage your photos, go to Application –> Media.

Here, you can upload new photos, browse them and create photo albums.

ICI Grand Reunion

ICI Grand Reunion
“Rhythm of the Past”

Last December 30, 2009 ICI’s cherished plan was put to action: It was the Grand Reunion. The main objective of the reunion was to regain acquaintances and connect with ICI graduates. The plan was laid down by Ms. Frances Joan Leuterio- Quiapo, ICI Industry Coordinator together with Mr. Sean Boglosa and Ms. Lovely Lagario.

The theme of the event was “Rhythm of the Past”. The theme seem to fit the objective of the reunion.  ICI wants to re-connect with its graduates and be acquainted with their achievements after graduating from ICI. The highlight of the event was the sharing of the alumni’s achievements and experiences.  The school president was in attendance and listened to the success stories of its graduates.

ICI on its 11 years of providing quality technical education had already produced successful individuals and most likely an indication that ICI is on the right track. In the end, the event only proves that ICI was indeed a monumental instrument to the success of its graduates. ICI will continually upgrade its facilities and offer relevant courses for the ever changing world and will do its best to produce more competitive and quality graduates.

ICI – Your Skills Your Success!