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       The Southern Isabela College of Arts and Trades (SICAT) is formerly known as Santiago Vocational and Industrial School offering both secondary and post-secondary programs. It was created on June 18, 1964 through Republic Act No. 3922 and begun operating in 1967 under the Department of Education. It was converted into a college on June 19, 1995 through the Republic Act No. 8075 under the supervision of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
       It offers Competency Based Training Programs which are all based on Training Regulations promulgated by the TESDA and are UTPRAS registered.The training modality is Competency Based Training with Dualized Training System (DTS) where knowledge and skills are obtained both in the school and the industry.SICATís Distinctive Area of Competence (DAC) is Automotive Servicing.
       It is one among the 25 pilot institutions identified as Center of Technical Excellence (CenTEx) in the country and a recipient of the Technical Education and Skills Development Project (TESDP). It serves as an Assessment Center in Region 02. Instruction, production,  research and extension are its core businesses.
    To develope competetive workforce imbued with relevant knowledge, proper work values and attitudes to meet local and global manpower requirements for optimum customer satisfaction.
Center of Excellence Building
Sicat Building
Old SICAT Building

  1. To provide quality and relevant Technical Vocational Education and Training.
  2. T offer accessible and affordable Techincal Education and Training.
  3. To implement quality management that ushers various functions of the institution.
  4. To enchance and harness sustainable Income Generating Enterprises through effective and efficient maagement.
  5. To seek and promote new scientific knowledge, innovation and or alternative through adaptation of appropriate technologies for the improvement and maintenance of a better quality of life.
  6. To develope quality workforce with appropriate work values.

Southern Isabela College of Arts and Trades
Name Date Assessed
Wang, Malou PSeptember 2008
Walter, Amanda F.September 2008
Walas, Wenter K.September 2009
Villanueva, Sheryl P.August 2009
Valdez, Alfredo P.August 2009
Tomas, Alexander M.August 2008
Tomas, Adison M.August 2008
Sicat, Santiago P.August 2008
Santiago, Policio J.August 2009
Sanchez, Romel P.August 2009
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  • Establishment of the Post Secondary Courses, 1980
  • One of the first 11 schools to be Converted to College under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, 1995
  • Official transfer of SICAT from DepEd to TESDA, 1997
  • Transfer of the Secondary Education functions of SICAT to DepEd, 2001
  • Shifting of the Distinctive Area of Competence form Building Construction to Automotive Servicing, through the TESDP Project, 2001
  • Awarded Bronze Commitment Award by TESDA, 2003
  • Accreditation of Caregiver Assesment Center, 2003
  • Installation of Underground Electrical Wiring System, 2004
  • Establishment of SICAT Assesment Center for all Qualifications, 2007
  • Upgrading of DAC facilities, 2007
  • Re-registration of all Qualifications, June 2007
  • Full implementation of Competency Based Training, 2007
  • One of the 14 TESDA Institutions Implementing the PGMA Scholarship for Household Services NC II, 2007
Southern Isabela College of Arts and Trades
Santiago City
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       The Southern Isabela College of Arts and Trades envisions to be a self-sustaining Center of Excellence in Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Region 02.

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