1983 seventeen years ago, four computer
industry professionals promised to provide as many Filipinos as
possible with quality computer education to make them equal to the
best in the world. Hence, STI was born on August 21, 1983
with its first training centers in Buendia, Espaņa Extension and
The school was born from a vision of its founders - Herman T. Gamboa, Augusto C. Lagman, Benjamin A. Santos and Edgar H. Sarte.
With concentration on enhancing genuine learning geared towards
self-discipline and based on a strong moral character, STI molds
the student's potential and attitudes with a set of work ethics
essential for a responsible and productive citizenry.
The Vision of STI's founders was that of a
Philippines joining in the attainment of full human development
which focuses on the technology, spiritual, political, social,
cultural, and physical aspect essential to improving the quality
of life of every individual. STI seeks to develop competent in
both domestic and international arenas leading to the full
development of the family, community and the larger society.
The first STI Training Centers opened in the
busiest business centers in Metro Manila with the promise: "First
we'll teach you then we'll hire you." As enrollment grew, more
location were set up. The first provincial location began
operators in Baguio in 1985. Today, an STI school can be found in
over 50 locations extending all over the country, from Visayas, to
STI continues to expand its nationwide network
of Colleges and Training Centers to provide quality computer
education within the reach of more and more students. What was
once just a vision is now the largest computer education network
in the Southeast Asia.
In 1995, STI was grated approval by the
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to operate Collegiate
Courses, in effect transforming STI Training Centers into Colleges
starting School year 1995-1996.