After getting the government permit from the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), the school initially offered Pre Elementary and Elementary Education. The school got the government recognition in 2000 for secondary education starting with only 100 students.
The school is now offering several courses: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Culinary Arts, Care Giver Course, Information Technology, Computer Secretarial and Computer Programming, which are accredited with the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
After the school secured more permits other courses like Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the school administration decided to change the name of the school into Our Lady of Manaoag Montessori College (OLMA) as part of its expansion. This too, is a way to bringing back the glory to the founders' patron Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan, although the institution is a non-sectarian school.
The school's founders are exceptional persons. Fernando A. Capili is a connoisseur in the field of Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant industry. He had served as the General Manager and Food and Beverage Manager of various hotels and restaurants both local and for 25 years. Presently, he is the Chairman and owner of Paramount Manpower Training Institute a training and consultancy firm; International College of Entrepreneur. Recently, he was re-elected as Board member of the Bulacan Chamber of Commerce. He is also the president of the Bulacan Association for Technical Schools, and the Don Martin Group of Schools.
Mrs. Mary Jane Capili had been the head of the HRD for 12 continues years of different hotels and restaurants and other industries before she decided to join Mr. Capili in running the school. The couple’s mission is to share to their students the skills and knowledge they have in the field of customer relations and hospitality and for their students to land on jobs both local and abroad after they graduate.
With expertise in their fields combined with achievements and experiences, the officials and founders of OLMA are certain of success of the school. Vamos OLMA!!!
Our Lady Of Manaoag Montessori College is an educational institution that is based in Balagtas, Bulacan, Philippines. The school is focused on delivering standard and quality education and on producing skilled and competent students in their chosen field.
The institution offers programs that are competency based, and endorsed by educational bodies like the Technical Education Skills Development Authority and Commission on Higher Education. The school curriculum provides students with effective theory on a range of operational and management issues, while also offering training in practical skills that are used in the industry.
The programs run at various levels, thus presenting trainees systematic and progressive pathways. Subsequently, the students will have the option to pursue their courses from associate or two-year program to a bachelor’s degree or a four-year program. The combination of operational skills, higher education studies and integration with industry creates leading graduates in the field.
OLMA is known as a connoisseur in the field of Hospitality (Hotel and Restaurant Management); Health Care (CareGiver course) and Entrepreneurship. Students of HRM and Entrepreneurship have the chance to undergo training or internship abroad specifically in various restaurants and hotels in Singapore, Australia and Dubai. For Care Giver course, students undergo training at various hospitals (Mendoza General Hospital) and other caregiving institutions (Bahay ni Maria in Laguna, Hebron for Special Children) These institutions have been very supportive to the school through the years.
OLMA is an avant-garde in Information Technology with expertise in software development. Students under this program are taught to design a comprehensive and powerful system that is useful to the industry with wide-range information technology classifications that students could undertake like Computer Programming, Computer Technician and Information technology courses.