One thousand nine hundred eighty-eight graduates (1,988) marched to the tune of sweet success on March 25 for the Binalbagan Campus at the Binalbagan Municipal Gymnasium and March 27 for the Talisay, Fortune Towne, and Alijis Campuses’ Joint Commencement Exercises held at the Talisay Parade Grounds.
The theme for this year, worded “CHMSC Excels: Attaining Global Competence through Relevant Education”, reinforced the drive to shift to Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) as the channel by which graduates of the College are to become knowledge workers who are able to compete head to head in the impending Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Integration.
Atty. Asis Perez, the National Director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources graced the Binalbagan Graduation and elaborated on the resilience of the Filipino fishermen and the strength of the Filipino spirit that dazzles even the foreign observers.
On the other hand, Engr. Eric Jude Soliman, the President of Hytec Power Inc. invigorated the Joint Talisay, Fortune Towne, and Alijis Graduation with his timely insights on the technical and generic skills that graduates need as they ride the waves of global mobility that could lead them anywhere in the world for employment.
By nightfall, the graduates officially exited the gates of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) with hope in their hearts and life skills in hand, ready to face real-world challenges head on.