Mapúa to launch training academies, to offer specialization programs in project management, cybersecurity, and design for manufacturing and assembly

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Mapúa to launch training academies, to offer specialization programs in project management, cybersecurity, and design for manufacturing and assembly

Mapúa University’s training arm Center for Continuing Education and Special Competencies (CCESC) offers new sets of training programs to support students and professionals in pursuit of expertise and career growth. It will have a grand e-launch for its three new training academies, namely, the Project Management Academy, Cybersecurity Academy, and the Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) Academy, with each having its own roster of training programs geared toward career paths and specializations in the aforementioned fields. The academies are consortiums of training programs to be delivered by the University’s partners and individual lecturers who have vast experience locally and internationally in their respective industries.

The Cybersecurity Academy, which was opened in 2020, offers training programs covering the fundamentals of data and system security, which include threat intelligence, network security, digital forensic, configuration, and risk management, among others. It will provide specializations in CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+. Trainees of its programs will learn from experts of partner companies Cisco, Nexusguard, ERG Learning Center, and Huawei.

The Project Management Academy features tracks on Business Analysis, Project Management, Building Design and Construction, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Agile Management, and Six Sigma. Each track is composed of various training programs that hasten students and professionals’ understanding of and skills in essential company or industry business procedures. Among its roster of partners from the industry are Kaizen Management Systems, Inc., MDCGroup, Inc., and CIM Technologies, Inc.

The Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Academy has 18 programs that aim to create a wide-range of career paths within construction and related industries. The programs teach principles in the context of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Ecosystem and Design of Fabrication. It connects design and construction practitioners to engineers to enable modeling within real-world manufacturing constraints, making it digital to avoid arbitrary production. CIM Technologies, Inc. and MDCGroup, Inc. are some of its partners from the industry, which are expected to carry out portions of the hands-on and virtual laboratory trainings.

Students who will complete the training programs will gain technical skills to start a career in any of the related fields and to move up in a variety of roles available in the academies. For corporate clients, the training is a good investment, as employees who undergo the programs are assured to have trained based on their specific roles in their companies. Completing a program in the academies will also boost and improve the credentials of an employee trainee, which is beneficial for job applications and for promotion.

Taking up career path programs will also give trainees the opportunity to pursue advanced studies particularly a Master of Science Degree related to their fields, as some of the programs in the academies belong to Mapúa’s Microcredential Program. The Microcredential Program provides units that can be credited in a related MS program. The equivalent MS degree units are valid for two years upon date of completion of the program. A certificate of attendance or completion will be awarded to the trainee, as well as a certification indicating the MS equivalent units to be credited.

The Academies’ programs are open to both local and foreign learners, as it will be offered in online, face-to-face, or blended (combination of online and face-to-face) mode. Learners will be guided in identifying courses to take that will help them specialize in a role that they would like to assume in a workplace.

To register to a program, you may visit the following links:

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You may also email to request a Confirmation Form.

As part of the launch, Mapúa CCESC will also be holding a series of free webinars every Friday of January.

Under the Project Management Academy, Mapúa CCESC will host the webinar “Business Continuity with 3DEXPERIENCE Platform: Smooth Collaboration and Project Management” with a resource speaker from MDCGroup Inc. on January 15 at 1 p.m. It will be followed by the Cybersecurity Forum on the “Emerging Threats in the Philippines – Cybersecurity is the Next Best Career” on January 22 at 1 p.m. Lastly, the webinar “BIM as pre-requisite to DfMA: Common Data Environment for Construction Projects” will be held on January 29 at 1 p.m. with a speaker from CIM Technologies, Inc.

To join the free webinars via Facebook Live, follow the Facebook pages of Mapúa University ( and CCESC (

You may also know more about Mapúa’s new CCESC Academies here