Early in 1983, four Filipino professionals who were deeply involved in the IT industry
envisioned a school. That school was to be dedicateed to the production of graduates qualified
to meet the standards of systems development in Europe, Australia, and North America. On August 21, 1983,
that vision became a reality on the inauguration of Systems Technology Institute (STI).
STI was initially expected to provide qualified manpower to only its sister companies and their clients.
Thus, STI began with branches in only three locations in Metro Manila - Binondo in the City of Manila;
Espaņa Extension in Quezon City, and the Central Business Districtin the City of Makati. Consistent
with its "raison 'etre", STI announced to the Filipino public - "first we'll teach you, then we'll hire you."
STI also declared that its aim was to ensure that every STI graduate was so well trained that he would be "ready
to work, right from his very first day on the job"
The Filipino public's reponse to STI was unexpected. STI soon found it necessary to establish more branches - to make it more
convenient for the greater part of the population to attend classes at STI. Indeed, STI's mission had to evolve and become:
To provide quality computer education to as many Filipinos as possible, making them equal with the best in the world
Being witness to how quickly and well Filipinos were able to adapt to world-class IT standards , STI saw that it was in software development-rather than
in capital-intensive computer hardware development-that the Philippines had a better chance of earning enough revenue to join the economic tigers of Asia.
Thus, STI's vision became:
To make the Philippines the programming center of the world
To save Filipinos the cost of living away from home and at the same time to provide Filipinos, even those in far-flung provinces, access to STI education, STI
established more campuses. In 1985, STI established its first provincial campus - in Baguio City.
STI did not forget the Filipinos working overseas. STI wished to provide them with knowledge and skills that would allow them ot earn better and let them earn without their having
them to live away from their families. In 1994, STI-Hong Kong was inaugurated.
In the '90s, the need for graduates of computer science became apparent. STI thus resolved to build or convert some of its campuses into colleges offering collegiate programs in Information Technology.
In 1996, STI inaugurated its first college campus, the STI College of Science and Technology in Carmona, Cavite.
From its conception to today, STI has been led by men and women deeply involved in the various aspects of IT industry and education. Through them, STI is kept abreast of local and international developments in industry's
knowledge and skills requirements. STI is thus able to offer education and training at the time needed by industry, with the content required by industry, in a form most employable by industry.
In order to facilitate students learning, STI has also kept itself abreast of developments in education. STI provides facilities, materials, and personnel supportive of its educational goals. Thus, STI is one of the very first
schools in the Philippines to: provide fully air-conditioned classrooms and laboratory rooms, make use of projectors and whiteboards in every room, and strictly maintain a one-student-to-one-computer ratio.
STI's desire to bring quality education to as many people as possible has not waned. Each year, STI adds to the number of its campuses - making STI education easily accessible to even more people. Today, just a few short years after 1983,
STI and STI College can be found in over one hundred (100) locations in the Philippine archipelago, Asia, Europe, and the United States of America.
STI is committed to be a leading global educational institution in information and communications technologies, that prepares its students to excel and to lead in their chosen fields of study and to contribute to the development of society.
To provide quality education in information and communications technologies, thereby making Filipinos equal to the best in the world and the Philippines, the Information Technology Center of Asia.