WESTERN VISAYAS COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY|
Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College in Miagao is committed to provide adequate and vocational know-how along with scientific and academic skills with values education integrated. It also provides leadership training to prepare its graduates in the world of work for economic and social development.
It was founded in 1945, first as an extension of Iloilo High School to provide continuing education to those whose high school education was interrupted by World War II. It accommodated students from San Joaquin, Igbaras, Guimbal, Oton, Tubungan and Miagao. The Miagao market served as temporary classroom but when June came, the classes were moved to Miagao Central School. Miagao High School Turned out its first graduates in 1946.
With the purchase of 10.3 hectares of land in Barangay Igtuba, across Tumagbok River, Miagao High School functioned as such until its conversion to Miagao Vocational School. The passage of Republic Act No. 1977 in the year 1958 sponsored by then Congressman of the First District Pedro Trono with the recommendation of Miagao Mayor Dioscoro Mueda, Miagao High School became Miagao Vocational School. It was aimed to encourage vocational skills especially in loom weaving, which was then a flourishing industry, bulding construction, carpentry, dressmaking, ceramics and cooking.
The school was converted into Southern Iloilo Polytechnic College in 1984 by virtue of Batas Pambansa 698 sponsored by former Assemblyman Salvador "Buddy" B. Britanico. With its conversion, additional shop courses were added such as Technical Architectural Drafting, Cosmetology, Handicraft and Electronics Technology.
In 1991, the college was authorized to upgrade the two-year Trade Technical education Curriculum into ladderized four-year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.
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