Kester Grant College, Philippines
Saturday, January 6, 2007
|The journey to great future begins
Kester Grant College Philippines was established in 2004 by the International Cultural Studies and Education Corporation (ICSEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the LKG Group of Companies, as part of its commitment for continuous pursuit of academic excellence. Kester Grant College is ICSEC’s response to the pressing need of the times for more educators, business entrepreneurs and nurses for local and foreign markets.
Kester Grant College understands the power of being globally competitive thus, it balances strong academics and the demands of real-life experience in the international arena. Aiming to promote holistic education in order to develop competent and well-rounded professionals, KGC values individuality, inspires original and critical thinking and empowers students to go beyond the traditional.
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Kester Grant College, Philippines envisions a community of innovative individuals endowed with knowledge and wisdom, gifted with multi-disciplinary orientation, equipped with scientific and technological teaching and learning skills, and committed to play a significant role in family-building, nation building, and image building both in the local as well as in the international arena.
It is an institution that upholds quality and innovative education, trains, equips and develops students to become socially responsible, effective and professional nurses, executives, teachers, entrepreneurs and leaders who will contribute to a kind, just and humane society.
GOALS OF KGC, PHILS.
Kester Grant College, Philippines seeks:
• To create a teaching and learning environment conducive to maximum productivity and develop a high morale in the order of values to enhance the well being of all its constituents.
• To provide world-class college education through a relevant, innovative, challenging and effective curriculum and instruction founded on a strong research orientation within an enriched learning and caring environment.
• To develop students to become effective and professional nurses, executives, teachers, entrepreneurs and leaders who will make a difference locally and internationally.
• To equip its graduates to be equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to contribute significantly to the community and the society as well as find their niche in the global arena.
KGC, Philippines' four-year degree programs are with solid educational foundation and a deep understanding of business administration, health practice and global education. Through classes and related learning experiences with the community association and premiere affiliates both in the medical and business fields, students develop the organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills, which will empower them to succeed in their chosen field of specialization under international standards, thereby achieving a successful job placement in the world.
KGC’S BS Nursing course aims to equip the students with learning tools necessary to understand and practice Nursing philosophies and concepts, develop the students’ knowledge and skills in nursing care and provide students with legal frameworks and knowledge to ensure that they perform their duties appropriately.
The BS Nursing course also aims to provide students with hands-on experiences in various hospitals that will make them understand the concepts that they learn in the classroom, develop management and leadership styles and skills and ensure an efficient, effective and productive workforce and develop the students’ philosophies and values that will ensure that they understand that Nursing is not merely a job but a vocation and a commitment as well.
KGC’s home base hospitals are the St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center. Its affiliate hospitals are St. Luke’s Medical Center, Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, National Center for Mental Health, National Children’s Hospital, National Orthopedic Hospital, Local Health Department- QC, Valenzuela Emergency Hospital, Valenzuela Health Center, Valenzuela Lying-in, Taytay Infirmary, Taytay Community Center and Taytay Lying-in clinic.
Kester Grant Colleges is currently negotiating with the V. Luna Medical Center, AFP Hospital and National Kidney Institute.
Its BS Business Administration course aims to equip the students with national, multinational and international perspectives of effective business management in a globalized economy, create an understanding of the role of business administration in society and expose the students to various business management and entrepreneurial options including franchising and e-commerce.
The BSBA course also aims to develop skills in identifying business management opportunities, financial accounting, data analysis, business planning and controlling to operate a business effectively, provide knowledge in the legalities of business and corporate laws, taxation, obligations and contracts, and equip students with tools and techniques in financial management, new product development, operations management, marketing and sales management, advertising and promotions management.
The BSBA course also aims to prepare students how to apply business management skills in identifying a viable business, applying marketing functions, financial and economic analysis, production and manufacturing functions in ensuring business success through an entrepreneurial management research paper
Its Education (BEED/ BSED) course aims to design and implement a quality curriculum that appropriately addresses learners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes to accomplish standards of excellence in academic work, provide meaningful instruction that reflects innovative strategies in instructional design, pedagogical content and evaluation and develop change agents in their community upholding the four pillars of learning: Learning to Learn, Learning To Do, Learning To Be and Learning To Live harmoniously with one another.
KGC offers financial assistance packages and grants to qualified students. Academic scholarships are awarded to students who meet high academic standards.
TOWARDS A GREAT FUTURE
TOWARDS A GREAT FUTURE
With its desire to become a premier institution and meet international standards, KGC is focusing on strengthening the organization in the different areas.
As it aim sfor excellence, the college has enhanced manpower system in support of its academic thrust.
In a span of three years, KGC’s enrollment has increased tremendously particularly, in the BS Nursing Program.
Since its humble beginnings, KGC has modernized its facilities. Its facilities now include Computer, Physics, Amphi Theater, Lecture Room, Auditorium, Chemistry and Anatomy Laboratories; a Library with up-to-date reference materials; Mock Hospital and Nurse’s Station.
The college maintains strong linkages with affiliate institutions, both foreign and local, and continue to explore partnerships with other hospitals in and outside Metro Manila.
KGC Philippines was granted by the Commission on Higher Education its permit to start operations in June 2004. Its BS Nursing program was recently evaluated by CHED after a visit to the school and is in the final stages of recognition. Its first batch of graduates are expected in April 2007.
In the next five years, KGC, Philippines, envisions itself to be a leader in allied medical and non-medical education, specially with the close collaboration of Kaplan Inc. The World Leader in Test Preparation.
The college continues to seek opportunities to expand its course offerings. It aims to offer other allied medical courses such as Physical Therapy and Medical Transcription; and other non-medical courses specifically Special Education under the Education Program and BS Accountancy under BSBA.
KGC is ensuring that its systems and processes meet international standards as it aims to apply for ISO accreditation.
In order to provide adequate physical resources that will enhance the attainment of its academic mission and client satisfaction, KGC aims to acquire a new site eventually and very soon.