Philippine Women’s College of Davao (PWC) Philippines signed a memorandum of agreement with eduCLaaS Pte Ltd, the international subsidiary of Lithan Academy from Singapore on the 4th of May 2021 to jointly offer applied undergraduate degree CLaaS®.
CLaaS® delivers Competency Learning as a Service to support digital upskilling for higher education students, working adults, and enterprises in the digital economy. It adopts work-based learning pedagogy with a competency-based curriculum for blended learning journeys that deliver tangible career and business outcomes.
Under the partnership, eduCLaaS at PWC’s campus, will deliver applied degree courses with an international work-study journey where the learners gain up to three years of working experience before graduation.
eduCLaaS’s Founder and CEO, Leslie Loh said “Modern employers require plug-and-play graduates who can be productive from the first day of the job. Our 1+3 work study degrees deliver seamless job induction before graduation: with 1 year of intensive skills acquisition bootcamp and 3 years of on-the-job training at the workplace. Our learners are Glocal (Global yet Local) digital talents as they engage in borderless learning and working, alongside international learners and employers, supported by over 50 regional campuses from across Asia.”
He further added, “We welcome PWC Philippines joining our Pan-Asia eduCLaaS platform for incubating Glocal (Global yet Local) digital talents ready for growth in the post-Covid digital economy.”
Prof. Vicente Antonio V. Pijano III, Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, PWC of Davao expressed his enthusiasm towards the partnership between the two dynamic, industry-responsive organizations. In his words, “today, we create a partnership of equals: Singapore’s tech-savvy training programs and the Filipino’s creativity and resourcefulness—admirable traits that would forge a great future“. He also said, “most importantly, benefiting from this are the learners who will be equipped with knowledge, skills and appropriate attitude to face the new normal.”
About Lithan and eduCLaaS
Lithan Academy is an accredited training organization endorsed by various government agencies under Singapore’s ministry of education. We are EduTrust certified by the Council for Private Education (CPE) and a Centre for Continuous Education and Training (CET) appointed by SkillsFuture (SSG) Singapore. We are also an accredited international training center for Pearson UK.
eduCLaaS Pte Ltd is Lithan’s international subsidiary hosting our Pan-Asia eduCLaaS platform that connects higher education students, working adults, enterprises, employers, and higher education institutions for digital upskilling, digital career progression, digital transformation, and agile workforce development.
Lithan and eduCLaaS have served over 30,000 learners and 2000 enterprises with our network of over 50 campuses across Asia.
About PWC of Davao
The Philippine Women’s College of Davao (PWC) is a private non-stock, non-profit, nonsectarian, coeducational institution founded in 1953 by the late Dr. Conrado Benitez and Dr. Francisca Tirona Benitez.
The PWC of Davao prides itself of its motto “Innovation is our Tradition” as it opens its doors to answer the call of multicultural society in Mindanao. Its view of making its students develop the highest ideals of spiritual development, strong moral character, civic consciousness, academic competence, and love of country is topnotch. It never fails to promote faithfulness to one’s own cultural tradition.
At present, the school offers the K-12 basic education program, with ABM, HUMSS, STEM, and Arts and Design under the Academic track. It also offers Technical and Vocational Tracks with National Competencies Certification (NCII) for Home Economics, Information and Communications Technology, and Industrial Arts. For its tertiary programs, there are bachelor's degree courses in the fields of Education, Hotel and Tourism Management, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Social Science, Food Technology, and Information Technology.
The institution has also established the Conrado L. Benitez II Center for Professional and Career Development as a training hub for individuals who seek professional growth, offering Executive Management Programs which are designed as building blocks of an enterprise that is Proactive, Purpose-driven, and Profitable. CLBII-CPCD shall work hand in hand with Lithan for the digital program collaboration.