11th SEA Program Advisory Council: Bridging the Gap - Industry, Academia, Engineering and Architecture Education Working Hand in Hand for a Better Tomorrow

School of Engineering and Architecture

June 7, 2023


The 11th SEA Program Advisory Council titled "Bridging the Gap: Industry, Academia, Engineering and Architecture Education Working Hand in Hand for a Better Tomorrow" was successfully held on May 9, 2023 at PGN-312, Peter G. Nepomuceno Building. The program aimed to foster collaboration and strengthen the relationship between industry, academia, and the fields of engineering and architecture.


The event kicked off with registration and the distribution of program details to the attendees. The atmosphere was filled with anticipation and excitement as participants eagerly awaited the start of the program.


Engr. Rechelle Ann Gundran led the opening prayer, setting a reflective and inspiring tone for the evening. Her heartfelt words reminded everyone of the importance of unity and cooperation in achieving common goals.


Following the prayer, the PAC representatives were introduced to the audience. These esteemed individuals represented various industries and educational institutions, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program. The PAC representatives were composed of the program chairperson/coordinator, OBE coordinator, faculty, student, industry partner, professional organization, and alumni.


Dr. Filipina De Guzman, the Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture, took the stage to present the school's thrust and vision. Her insightful presentation highlighted the college's commitment to excellence, innovation, and producing well-rounded graduates equipped to meet the demands of the industry.


The program continued with a video presentation, showcasing the current status of the engineering and architecture programs. Updates on Outcome-Based Education (OBE) and On-the-Job Training (OJT) were also shared, giving participants a comprehensive overview of the college's progress and initiatives.


After the video presentation, participants had the opportunity to engage in networking and socializing during the photo opportunity and dinner. This provided a conducive environment for building connections, fostering collaboration, and exchanging ideas among the attendees.


After dinner, the program transitioned into break-out sessions organized according to specific programs. These sessions aimed to facilitate in-depth discussions, encourage knowledge sharing, and explore potential areas of collaboration within each program.


Throughout the evening, there was an evident enthusiasm and eagerness among the participants to contribute to the dialogue, exchange insights, and develop meaningful connections. The event succeeded in fostering a spirit of collaboration and creating a platform for industry and academia to work hand in hand towards a better future.


In conclusion, the 11th SEA Program Advisory Council was a resounding success, bringing together industry professionals, academicians, and experts in engineering and architecture education. The program provided a platform for fruitful discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. It is hoped that the insights gained and connections made during the event will lead to tangible outcomes, benefiting the industry, academia, and ultimately society as a whole.