USAID STRIDE and USTP launch first PSM in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO, January 11, 2017 — The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP; former Mindanao University of Science and Technology), Cagayan de Oro joined only a handful of Philippine universities offering Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree when it launched the first PSM program in Mindanao on January 11.

The PSM in Power Systems Engineering and Management, jointly designed with local power companies, combines advanced coursework in science and engineering with business and management training to produce highly-skilled graduates sought after in the industry. The university believes the program will strengthen the workforce of Mindanao’s emerging power industry.

Present at the launching were USTP President Dr. Ricardo Rotoras, Cagayan Electric Power Senior Vice President Mr. Jaime Rafael Paguio, Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives President Mr. Sergio Dagooc, and representatives from other local power companies.

USAID/Philippines Senior Education Advisor Mr. Mir Tillah and STRIDE’s COP Dr. Dave Hall and Manager Dr. Leo Abenes witnessed the agreement signing between USTP and the local power companies.

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