STI Holdings is the holding company within the Tanco Group that drives investment in its education business. It is a publicly-listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange and its registered address and principal place of business is 7th Floor STI Holdings Center, 6764 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
STI Holdings, being a holding company, derives its revenues from dividends declared by its subsidiaries and interest income on short-term placements. It also derives income from business advisory services it provides to the subsidiaries.
STI Holdings has 5 subsidiaries, namely: STI Education Services Group, Inc. (“STI ESG”), STI West Negros University, Inc. (“STI WNU”), Information and Communications Technology Academy, Inc. (“iACADEMY”), Attenborough Holdings Corporation (“AHC”) and Neschester Corporation (“Neschester”).
STI ESG and its subsidiaries, as educational institutions, derive their main revenues from tuition and other school fees from owned schools and royalties and other fees for various educational services provided to franchised schools.
STI ESG’s college campuses offer associate/baccalaureate degrees and technical/vocational programs in Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”), arts and sciences, business and management, education, engineering, hospitality and tourism management. These programs are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (“CHED”) and/or the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (“TESDA”). The education centers of STI ESG offer technical/vocational diploma, certificate, and short-term courses for computer programming, computer technology, multimedia arts, and office administration, among others. The programs in the education centers are accredited by TESDA. All 76 schools in the STI ESG network have also been granted DepEd permit to offer Senior High School.
STI ESG’s network of schools totals to 76 schools with 38 owned schools and 38 franchised schools comprising of 64 colleges and 12 education centers.
In recent years, STI ESG embarked on expansion and capital improvement projects as it encouraged schools to move from rented space into school-owned stand-alone campuses. Likewise, a number of franchised schools started their own facilities expansion programs. To date, STI ESG has 14 owned campuses with newly constructed/renovated buildings while 12 of the franchised schools constructed/renovated their own buildings and upgraded their facilities.
STI ESG has a total student capacity of 123,800 students, with 76,168 pertaining to owned schools and 47,632 for franchised schools.
STI WNU offers primary, junior and senior high school, tertiary and post-graduate courses. Tertiary courses include Engineering, Education, Criminology, Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Computer Science and Information Technology and Maritime Training Courses required by the Maritime Industry Authority (“MARINA”) for officers and crew on board Philippine and/or foreign registered ships operating in Philippine and/or international waters. Post-graduate courses include Master’s degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration, Nursing and Education, and Doctorate degrees in Public Administration and Educational Management.
STI WNU’s facilities can accommodate 12,000 students. The classrooms are available for its primary, secondary, tertiary and post-graduate students. There is also ample space for its Maritime Training Center.
iACADEMY is the premier school in the Group that specializes in course offerings in animation, multimedia arts and design, fashion design and technology, software engineering and game programming and design. It also offers Senior High School. It likewise derives revenues from tuition and other school fees. It has a campus along Gil J. Puyat Ave., the iACADEMY Plaza, in Makati - the Central Business District of Metro Manila – with top-of-the-line multimedia arts laboratories and computer suites. Its second campus along Yakal St. also in Makati is now under construction. It started