The era of information technology has dawned on us in a manner by which the movement of our economy and culture define the way we live our lives. The escalating internet use through chat, web surface and, email is now part of almost everyone’s undertaking, which years back is only available to the elite who can afford to send their children to high paying universities and avail of such techno-wonder.
Recognizing the techno-relevance, the corporate arena has been shifting towards computerization of their systems for faster and more efficient processes. Hence, to provide everyone the equal opportunity to keep abreast with the global trending and skills requirements, a non-traditional computer technology education must be available.
It is this reality that has moved the founding chairman and his associates, known as proponents of quality education, to conceptualize an institution affordable to common masses that shall enable graduates to face the fast-paced and high profile corporate world head on.
In 1990, Infotech Computer School was born. It had a database-intensive and relevant curriculum making it the pioneer in adopting the term Infotech or IT. One of its distinction emerged from the fact that it is authorized and accredited by both the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), guaranteeing students of full accreditation and endorsement of academic units earned. Recognized as one of the dynamic institution in Metro Manila, The INFOTECH Chairman of the Board actively participates in the Technical-Vocational plans and programs as one of the leaders of the Tech-Voc Associations and as an informal consultant-contributor of TESDA Central Office.
The first INFOTECH site was housed at the 3rd floor of Manuela Complex-3, EDSA Mandaluyong City. Due to the overwhelming response of the communities in Mandaluyong, Pasig and San Juan, and the successful testimonies of its graduates, Infotech grew rapidly. In 1991, five braches were opened: one in Boni, Mandaluyong City, San Pablo, Laguna and Lemery, Batangas. A pre-school at Regalado Fairview, Quezon City was also opened that same year.
Seven years later, Infotech gained College Status by passing the stringent standards of government regulations thus, Infotech Institute of Arts and Sciences became known. After its successful years of bringing quality education, Infotech suffered tremendous exigency because of the proliferation of computer learning centers all over the metropolis. However, despite the stiff competition and a three-year setback, the school was able to sustain and fight for its competitive existence.
To date, the school has confirmed over 10,000 graduates and over 8,600 of them based on reported employment data, are now working in different multinational companies here in the Philippines and abroad. INFOTECH currently maintains an average of 5,000 students distributed among twelve academic centers located at Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, Makati City, Cebu City, Sucat, Quiapo, Mrcos Hi-way Ligao City and Dau. Each campus is personally managed by able Academic Center Directors, Academic Heads, Administrative Officers and competent instructors and instructresses.
With the growing demand for high-paced technological advancement, Infotech formed a research and development (R&D) team that develops and studies various methods, learning systems, curriculum upgrades and implementing techniques that will set the trend for future academic endeavors. This R&D team has become the brain behind the successful institution of new courses like Caregiver, Nursing Assistant, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Cellular Repair and other Information Technology courses. Selected administrators, instructors and instructresses and students comprise this management understudy program.