PCSHS, Ranks 1 as Open P-TECH Utilizer in NCR

Pasay City South High School bagged another accomplishment as the school ranks number one with the most registered students and active learners in IBM’S OPEN P-TECH Program beating over 96 participating schools in the entire National Capital Region.

            The project Open P-TECH program with STEM and Science High Schools

(POPSS) is an initiative backed by IBM global and IBM Philippines. It is an accessible, free, and easily maneuvered digital platform that greatly assist students, teachers, and career-seekers in building up necessary skills for the future. 

            It is especially beneficial in the field of education amidst the pandemic. Open PTECH encompass several courses with wide coverages with exams and activities to help user gain knowledge and equip them with skills much needed in the workplace. 

            As of June 30, 2021, 3,973 students from varying 96 Regional Science High Schools and Senior High Schools offering STEM around the Metro were tallied to be learners of the said program. Most were interested in topics such as Working in a Digital

World: Professional Skills, Job Application Essentials, Agile Explorer, Enterprise Design

Thinking, Data Science Foundations. Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain essentials, and Data Science.

            Pasay City South High School was able to grab the top spot of having the most number of registered students, and active users, harnessed by tallying the number of students registered, and the number of their total learning hours.

            The win was led by 4 outstanding students that reached Champion Learner

Bronze Status. The top 4 learners are Alecsandria Pauline Manuel and Daryl Daniel Diaz that garnered 62 learning hours, followed by Romeo Almazan Jr. with 58.7 hours, and the last spot was claimed by China Jamila possessing 50.2 total learning hours.

            Pasay City South High School is joined with San Francisco High School, Horacio dela Costa High School, Kapitolyo High School, and Pateros National High School, as the top five schools with the most Open P-TECH learner engagement and activity of school year 2021.