BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental provincial government led by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson signed on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding with the International College of Advance Education (ICAE) and Alana Kaye College at the Capitol.
ICAE was represented by CEO Sean Mahoney while Alana Kaye was represented by CEO Alana Anderson.
The scholarship grants are part of the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division’s (NOSPD) study now, pay later program that will cover tuition and other school fees.
The beneficiaries will study hospitality management and cookery at ICAE and early childhood and care at Alana Kaye College in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia for two years.
Negros Occidental Scholarship Program head Karen Dinsay said the scholarship grants will be given to 10 applicants (5 for ICAE and 5 for Alana Kaye College) to be sponsored by the provincial government.
Philippine Consul General to Northern Territory Januario John Rivas added that this will provide opportunities for Negrenses to work while studying in Australia and to apply for permanent residency in the future.
Also present during the signing are Deputy CEO of Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce Brian O’Gallaher, Alana Kaye College Manager of International Operations Kirsty Neaylon, Fifth District Board Member and Chairman of SP Committee on Education Tinto Bascon, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) Head Dr. Tina Orbecido, and Executive Assistant Dr. Jonathan Lobaton, among others. (Capitol PIO)