Saturday, February 26, 2011

Why choose Modern Academy?

A few weeks ago, I gave you a virtual tour of the new school to hit Bonifacio Global City, Modern Academy of Image, Culture and the Arts (MAICA for short). Now before you dismiss Modern Academy as “just another finishing school” that teaches us to act, speak and  dress a certain way, let me tell you off the bat that Modern Academy is different. 

While discussing the school with its PR Director, Celine Gabriel-Lim, I realized that the mission and objective the school is based upon was closer to home than I initially expected. Let me explain by sharing snippets of my life so you may understand better.

When I was hired to be part of the Recruitment Department for a BPO/contact center, I was fresh out of operations. I had no formal training in Human Resource functions, but I had the passion and I knew it’s where I wanted to be. Being the only employee with no Psychology degree, I eagerly took in whatever work they threw at me for posterity --- phone scheduling, job fairs, interviews, sourcing, inventory, etc. 

It was hard work, no doubt. 

We all know that experience in the best teacher, but wouldn’t it be nice as well to have someone who could teach us the ropes? There is, after all, a difference between working smart and working hard. Looking back, I feel very fortunate to have had a very good mentor (hi Reg!) who patiently helped me along the way, without so much as smothering or coddling me.

In essence, that’s what Modern Academy aims to be. Modern Academy understands that everyone has the potential to succeed, and what they need is just a little bit of a nudge in the right direction to get things going.

Modern Academy is located in the heart of luxurious Forbes Town Center. It opened its doors in December 2010, and will be starting their first classes on March. Their courses are segmented into three (click here to view the full list):

First are the CORE PROGRAMS, where you will learn how to develop yourself and succeed in accordance to your specific goals and passion. The Core Programs include the Personal Advancement Program, Public Image and Personal Branding Program and the Corporate Career Development Program

Next are the ESSENTIAL SKILLS which are the skills we need in order to survive (so to speak) in this modern and cut-throat world. Only Modern Academy offers these special courses that will specifically benefit the modern man and woman. Such courses include Creative Writing, Power Email Marketing, Presentation Essentials, Professional Blogging, Online Branding & Reputation Management, among others.

Lastly are the SPECIAL INTEREST courses which include Basic Photography, Wine Tasting and Appreciation, Make Up for Professional Make Up Artists, Personal Beauty Makeup, Language, Culture and Travel, etc.

Modern Academy also prides itself in offering only the best coaches so we may learn first-hand from their stories of success, and then later on, work towards our own success. All online courses will be taught by no other than Anton of Our Awesome Planet, all photography and lightroom workshops will be taught by Regie Fernando of Pinoy Photography and all communication and creative writing courses will be taught by Aileen Santos of Summit Media.

With Modern Academy, life is going to be easier, better and a lot more rewarding. And you will willingly embrace all the challenges because you know you are fully equipped to take on the world...or at least your demanding, perfectionist boss.

Modern Academy is currently accepting enrollees for:

Basic Photography Php 4,550 - March 8, 10, 15
Online Blogging  Php 3,800 - March 8

Book now by contacting them at 846-8920/ 569-5235, 0922-8MODERN (663376) and for more information.

Next up, Modern Academy has discount bundles for specific courses!

This is a sponsored post.


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