What started out as an OJT program on the summer of 2007 has now grown and turned into a successful partnership between Alliance Software Inc. and some of the best universities here in Cebu. For the past eight years, Alliance has worked towards the continuous bridging of the technical gaps between the academe and the Information Technology sector and with its dedication to consistent collaboration and research has achieved such growth.
One of the goals of the Alliance Bridge Program is to improve skill set and mindset of the fresh hires and to prepare them for the demands of the ever changing and challenging IT world. Through a series of trainings on both project management topics and highly demanded technologies, students are given a glimpse of the real working environment.
Aside from improving the level of courses offered in the academe, the efforts of the Bridge Program has equipped the fresh hires with the skills and knowledge to tackle real-world projects. Through the six week course, participants were led through an array of topics on J2EE and Project Management as Alliance upholds its goal to produce well-rounded employees, competent on both technical and management skills.
In fact, graduates from the Bridge Program have been on top of the list for recruitment for Alliance.
Both research-based and collaborative tasks were given to participants to instill the value of collaboration and the quality mindset which are both key components in the industry and are values that will come in handy in pursuing their careers in the future. In addition to technical and management topics, participants of the Bridge Program have been introduced to the company and Japanese culture, including Nihongo classes.
This year’s participants composed of students from different universities in had their graduation last June 8. With the continued growth of the program, this batch was the first to elect officers to assist the facilitators throughout the program. Achievers were also recognized with awards such as the Top Performer Awardees and the Best Group Award.
The efforts of Alliance in producing highly skilled and well-prepared new entrants to the IT world do not end here. Together, we continue to pursue excellence and quality and do our part in molding fresh talents and skills.