The ceremonial ground breaking and laying of the time capsule for the Jose Ch. Alvarez Technology Complex, the new home of Xavier University’s Center for Industrial Technology (XU-CIT) is set on October 13, 2010 at the Manresa Campus along Masterson Avenue in uptown Cagayan de Oro.
The event will also feature the unveiling of the billboard showing the perspective of the project. University officials led by Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, Asian Carmakers Corp. Chairman Jose Ch. Alvarez and BMW Asia Managing Director JOhannes Scibert are expected to grace the event.
The facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2011, aims to develop the skills of deserving Filipino students and give them an opportunity to eventually become part of a competent labor force both here and abroad.
Moreover, the JCA Technology Complex will have Automotive Technology as part of its curriculum. This likewise gives students the option to undergo further training at any of the BMW dealerships and eventually get absorbed into the company.
Xavier University’s Center for Industrial Technologies currently offers four vocational courses with a population of 600 students. This number is expected to increase significantly with the additional P72.3 million support for the construction of two new buildings.