April 15, 2024

Benguet’s pioneering private institution, the Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC), will be hosting its grand homecoming on April 4 as part of its ongoing 30th anniversary celebration.

Former students, staff, and guests are invited to attend the celebration set in the afternoon at the Tupay-ya Complex, which is expected to draw hundreds.  

“The homecoming serves as an avenue for all those who made CCDC as their home away from home – be it as a student or an employee – to get together and catch-up, rekindle and nurture friendships, or make some,” CCDC founding chairman James Malaya said. 

The last Admirals homecoming was in 2018. Then the pandemic stopped all social gatherings from 2020 to 2022, which halted the homecoming tradition for the longest running private higher education institution in Benguet. 

Prior to the program, in the morning, the school will host its “CCDC Got Talent,” named after the renowned game show, where students will showcase their talents in music and arts.

On April 3, the school will hold a thanksgiving mass, followed by a program attended by cultural presentations and a recognition ceremony.

Malaya said CCDC was officially registered as a corporation on April 6, 1993. However, the date falls on a Holy Thursday, prompting the schedule to be moved earlier.

The operation of CCDC started during the summer term of 1993 in rented classrooms of the Pelizloy Centrum at Km. 5, La Trinidad, Benguet with 59 students enrolled in modular computer courses, review class for the NTC examination, a typing class and remedial classes for grade school pupils in reading, writing and arithmetic.

The institution has grown to over 4,000 in student and staff population from pre-elementary until graduate school courses. CCDC also has its own Admirals Farm Park located at Pico-Lamtang Road in La Trinidad, Benguet.

CCDC’s theme this year is “Grateful @30: Flourishing in the New Era with Excellence, Commitment, and Synergy.” – Ofelia C. Empian