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La Union's school endures excellence in tourism, business education

Philippine Information Agency
17 Sep 2019, 22:38 GMT+10

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Sept. 17 (PIA) - - The Sea and Sky College (SASC) in La Union has endured its excellence status in the field of tourism and business education while marking its 25th-anniversary foundation celebration on Monday here.

Events on the weeklong activities for the celebration are set on September 16 - 21, 2019. These are highlighted with skills' competition, entertainment presentations, film viewing, photo exhibit, showcasing of talents and grand alumni homecoming.

To start the series of activities, a concelebrated Mass and unveiling of a souvineer marker installed inside its campus were held.

Businessman Danniel T. Bolong Jr., the founder and SASC president, said that his school has pursued its commitment for 25 years to highly improve the quality of life of its students, which enlined to the higher education mission.

"The SASC on its 25th year has excelled in the field of tourism education specifically in Region 1 through a ladderized scheme of knowledge and skills acquisition, imbibing virtues and social values," he said.

"Our school has produced many graduates who are gainfully employed here in the Philippines and around the world," he added.

Aiming to become the center of excellence in Northern Luzon, Bolong said that his school would continue working hand and hand with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

SASC, one of the prominent private schools in La Union, offers four-degree courses on communication, hospitality management, tourism management and business management; and two TESDA accredited short-term courses such as bread and pastry producer production NC II and food and beverage service NC II.

The school is also accredited as an assessment center for bread and pastry producer production NC II and food and beverage service NC II in La Union.

Dr. Ma. Luz O. Bolong, the school's academic dean and co-founder, narrated that the school started in 1994 with the offering of two courses on tourism, the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management (TTM).

"In 1996, CHED authorities decided to have the school' s name changed from Sea and Sky School to a more appropriate one - Sea and Sky College," she said.

She said the Sea and Sky is a catchy name denoting the beauty of nature that must be amply nurtured.

At present, the school has more than 500 students enrolled taking up any of the four-degree courses and two short term courses. (JCR/AMM/FGL, PIA 1)

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