Negoskwela Technology and Livelihood Training Center is owned and operated by Skill-Power Institute (SPI), Inc which offers over 200 micro-entrepreneurial courses.
Skill Power Institute (SPI) was established on November 4, 1997. It has since then become among the pioneers of tertiary computer education, not only in Antipolo City, where it started but also in the adjacent towns and municipalities.
SPI’s main objective is to enhance the intellectual growth of the youth and the adult and prepare them to be globally competitive and equipped to face a fast-advancing world.
Founded by Mr. Eladio A. Guevarra, SPI has taken large strides to further augment its quality education by accrediting the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The prime movers of Skill Power Institute are breaking into fresh grounds by offering Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Short Courses for individuals who want to be among the movers of the country’s economy through Negoskwela.
Trail Blazing the Philippines’ Technological Field
Realizing the need for short but highly technological courses for everyone, young and old, jobless or employed, Skill Power Institute branched out and created Negoskwela.
Since 1999, Negoskwela has trained thousands of entrepreneurs who have since found success in their own ventures.
Aside from a trusted trainer, established itself as a trusted skills and livelihood provider of many corporate, NGOs and government institutions in providing capacity building programs all over the Philippines.
“Give man a fish and he will eat for the day. Teach man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime!”
The very foundation of this Institution’ s philosophy is grounded upon in investing in skills development.
We aim to become an effective educational and training center that develops and trains deserving students, knowledge workers, men and women, young and adults to be locally and globally competitive in their chosen field of work, who endeavor, encourage and foster a vibrant, enterprising local or regional economy by improving business competitiveness and creating a world-class dynamic workforce, thereby contributing to the sustainable economic growth of the region/nation.
We envision for the Filipinos an integrative education that ultimately transforms its learners to knowledge workers for the new millennium. We aim to develop Filipino professionals and entrepreneurs who enjoy a comparative edge over their Asian counterparts through competence and to develop new knowledge, leadership in technology-led enterprises and professionalism, shaped by a nationalist’s vision and humanistic values. We firmly believe that education is a basic right of every Filipino, not just a privilege for a few.
As an educational and training center, we aim to be a catalyst of social change and globalization by producing highly skilled Filipinos that are globally competitive, thereby creating a vibrant and enterprising national economy.
In the vastness of the universe there is no limit to the superhighway of information and technologies, which awed the modern man. Similarly, in the perspective of his own experiences in life, there is no limit to man’s ability to determine his own destiny, using present technologies to achieve his dream, his destiny. These same dreams and determination of many men impelled the efforts that were culminated in the first man on the moon in July 1969.
It all started with a dream, while awake, as he stared at the seemingly jobless young and old lined up in a street corner in Antipolo. Then he sees the street children buzzing around in a tricycle station.They are all familiar sights that we see all over the Philippines. Obviously uneducated, jobless, hungry, or so he thinks?
Today, four years later, Skill Power Institute and Negoskwela, in four locations, stand proud with thousands of learned and employed individuals… transforming jobless bystanders to proud entrepreneurs.
The man continues to dream.