July 1974, the International Electronics and Technical Institute, Inc.
was born. It was formally incorporated and duly registered with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. It established its first school on
the second floor of the Galvez Building at Taft Avenue Extension in
Pasay City and started operations in school year 1974-75 offering one
and two- year course in electronics.
In 1975, the Institute
opened schools in Cubao and Makati. The Makati School, located on the
mezzanine floor of the Guadalupe Commercial Complex at first, offered
only courses in electronics, later it expanded to include electricity,
radio communications, refrigeration, automotive, typing and stenography
among its course offerings. IETI Cubao, located on the fifth floor of
the Doña Victoriana building at EDSA corner New York St. also began
with electronics courses specializing in radio and television.
1981, further expansion of the Institute included the offering of the
two-year Electronic Computer Technician courses in its Pasay and Cubao
schools, thereby earning the distinction of being the first private
school in the Philippines to offer such a program.
In 1983, IETI
opened its fourth school in Kalookan City, located on the third floor
of the Dytronix Building near the Bonifacio Monument, the school
offered courses in electronics and radio communications.
Makati and IETI Kalookan also started offering the two- year Electronic
Computer Technician course in 1984 which had by then gained favorable
acceptance in other IETI school. At the same time, a new two-year
course, the Industrial electronics Technician, was introduced in all
In school year 1985-86, IETI applied with the
Department of Education, Culture and Sports for trimestral school
calendar operations and pilot- tested it for two years. With the
successful implementation of this system, the trimestral calendar was
institutionalized in school year 1987-88.
A new course offered
in the four IETI schools is the two- year Electrical, Refrigeration and
Airconditioning Technician course. Introduced in school year 1986-87,
this is the Institute's answer to the call for a technician-level
education in related fields of electricity and refrigeration.
IETI opened its fifth school in Alabang, Muntinlupa, and Metro Manila.
It is located on the second floor of the O and O Commercial Building 2
with the other IETI schools.
In 1988, IETI opened its sixth and
seventh schools. The sixth school is located on the second floor of the
ARDI III Building, Cainta, Rizal while the seventh is located on the
third floor of the Rempson Building, Shoe Avenue, Sto. Niño, Marikina,
Metro Manila. Both schools offer the same courses given in other IETI
schools with a new Computer Secretarial Course.
research on manpower needs of business and industry, the Institute
Curriculum Development Group introduced the following programs which
were offered in all IETI schools starting 1990: Computer Systems
Management, General Electronics Technician, Advanced Computer and
Office and Management and Certificate in Entrepreneurship. The latter
was originally developed by DECS and further enriched by the Institute
to accommodate computer subjects concentrating on software packages.
school year 1991-92, the Institute introduced and offered the following
new 6- Trimester programs: Computer Systems and Business Management
(CSBM), Electronic Systems Management Technician (EST), Computer
Technician and Systems Management (CTSM), Electromechanical and
Electronics Equipment Technician (MEET), and the Business Machines and
Electronics Technician (BMET).
Graduates of the above programs
are expected to be skilled with a wider scope of know-how, in their own
fields. Entrepreneurial and management courses were included to give
the graduated skills in managing people and activities so that
organization and personal goals are achieved. In June 1993, IETI Biñan
School was opened, establishing the eighth school at the third floor of
Reysal Bldg., Biñan, Laguna.
Challenged by the
growing demand for skilled manpower by the industry, and with the
objective if establishing a technical- vocational school near the
door-step of the students, IETI Biñan started its operations in school
year 1993-94. The school was conceived a year prior and preparation got
underway in the middle of 1992. The program offerings at IETI Biñan are
the same as its sister schools. The courses are uniquely designed to
embrace a wider scope of skills and competence and assure graduates of
accommodation by the industry on multiple job positions. Graduates also
have the opportunity of establishing their own business ventures
because they are likewise trained for entrepreneurial management.
nineth IETI school was established at Las Piñas in June 1994 (school
year 1994-95). IETI Las Piñas school occupies the 3rd and 4th floors of
Navarro Bldg., Real St., Pamplona, Las Piñas, Metro Manila, just beside
the Municipal Hall of Las Piñas.
IETI Las Piñas acquired the
most modern 486 DX personal computers and newly-designed and fabricated
laboratory teaching aids. Going beyond the standards of other technical
schools within Metro Manila, IETI Las Piñas acquired the fastest data
processing computer in the market today.
The first IETI
six-storey building at Alabang has already been completed, and will
carry the name, IETI College. Aside from the 6-trimester programs that
it is going to offer in the technical-vocational level, it will
initially also offer undergraduate programs in B.S. in Computer Science
and Technology (BSCST), B.S. in Technological Education (BSTE),
Associate in Computer Science and Technology, Associate in
Technological Education (ATE). The DECS permits for the above program
offerings are under process. The new IETI College will be inaugurated
on November 5, 1994.
IETI has vigorously pursued its objective
of establishing linkages with different companies in the Philippines
especially those located in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite and Bulacan.
Presently, the school has established linkages with more than one
hundred companies for on-the-job training and employment of its
graduates. The six trimester program is well accepted by the industry
that many IETI schools have no problems in the placement or employment
of its graduates because of the big demand from the industry.