HISTORY OF Goldenstate College
Goldenstate Institute's Evolution into Goldenstate College: A Legacy of Education
In 1992, the seeds of Goldenstate Institute were sown by a visionary group of seven school officials who shared a common dream — to establish an institution committed to providing quality education. With the support of 29 dedicated teachers and an initial enrollment of 160 students, Goldenstate Institute embarked on a journey that would shape the educational landscape.
From its inception, Goldenstate Institute embraced a multifaceted approach to education, offering seven vocational courses and five non-formal courses. This diversity reflected the institution's commitment to providing not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills to its students.
As the years unfolded, Goldenstate Institute underwent transformative growth and became Goldenstate College. This metamorphosis was marked by a steadfast commitment to academic excellence and innovation. The institution expanded its academic offerings, earning government recognition for 23 courses by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and offering five Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) programs, aligning its curriculum with industry standards.
The commitment to holistic education led to Goldenstate College being acknowledged by the Department of Education (DepEd) for its Senior High School programs. The institution's influence extended beyond its General Santos City campus, with the establishment of Goldenstate College branches in Koronadal- South Cotabato, Maasim, Kiamba, and Malungon - all in Sarangani Province.
Embracing the significance of early childhood education, Goldenstate College introduced Goldenstate Little College in April 2008 - the Preschool and Basic Education Department. This extension, spanning from Preschool to Junior High School Programs, operates at the General Santos City Campus and the San Pablo, Laguna Campus. This expansion underlines the institution's commitment to shaping the educational journey of students from their earliest years.
Today, with a workforce of over 300 employees, an ISO 9001:2015 Certified educational institution, Goldenstate College stands as a beacon of education, fostering an environment where students not only gain knowledge but also develop character and skills essential for their future endeavors.
The journey from Goldenstate Institute to Goldenstate College is a testament to the institution's resilience, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to providing accessible, quality education. As it continues to evolve, Goldenstate College remains dedicated to shaping minds, transforming lives, and leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of education.
Goldenstate College seeks to transform lives, organizations and communities through instruction, research and community service thereby paving the way for a holistic development of productive, successful and globally competitive professionals and graduates and responsible members of the community.
The VISION of GOLDENSTATE COLLEGE which is the central inspiration of the organization is:
An economically, socially and morally developed human resource who can respond to the needs of the society locally, nationally, and globally. It is committed to giving the youth access to quality education whereby students are prepared to make better decisions in life, provided with fitting opportunities to advance, develop and benefit themselves and the society.
GOLDENSTATE COLLEGE is a Filipino, non-sectarian, educational institution established to serve the educational development needs of the society, locally, nationally, and globally.
We are committed to providing holistic education to our students to ensure their development as a responsible and globally competitive professional in their chosen fields of specialization enabling them to become responsible community leaders sensitive to global and national development issues and challenges. To do this, we make proactive decisions to support the career and personal development of our learners and ensure that our curriculum implementation, teaching and learning processes and school services demonstrate that we are passionate about our mission critical fundamentals:
- As a college, we seek to understand and communicate the Truth by inculcating it among our students and stakeholders in all their personal, school-related activities, social activism and professional pursuits.
- As a Filipino International HEI, amidst the rising challenges and opportunities of globalization and ASEAN integration, we seek to preserve and promote the Filipino culture by embedding in our curricular offerings, research and co-curricular activities a sense of passionate understanding of Filipino identity equipped with needed competencies required to work in a borderless world.
- As a Centre for Learning, we are committed to excellence in instruction, scholarly research and responsive community service.
Teamwork. Providing support to one another, working co-operatively, respecting one another’s views, and making our work environment fun and enjoyable.
Excellence. Always doing what we say we will and striving for excellence and quality in everything we do.
Professionalism. At all times we act with integrity, providing quality service, being reliable and responsible.
Honesty. Being open and honest in all our dealings and maintaining the highest integrity at all times.
MESSAGE FROM THE College President
Aa an institution, we have crafted our vision and mission statement – to be among the leading schools in the Southern Mindanao region and through our perseverance, we have largely achieved that objective. So for the future we have become more ambitious with a bigger dream on our mind and aimed to be among the leading College not only in this region but also the entire Phillipines.
In the fine land of abundance, the region of Southern Mindanao, there exists plenty of great schools that offer outstanding education with top of the line physical facilities with vibrant students' lives that are as adequate as the best universities in the country today and I am very proud to say that our College is one of those.
We invite all interested and prospective students to come and see for themselves our humble abode, our Goldenstate College and try to experience first hand our brand of education; to experience enexpensive yet world class and quality education; as well as to experience the flexible schedules that students enjoy which is m education.