Education for the SDGs

The institution is committed to support the Sustainable Development Goals through its research agenda anchored with the SDGs.

Students’ and Employees’ researches are be aligned with the research agenda . Moreover, the dissemination of the SDGs to all students are incorporated in the NSTP subject and Soc Sci for all courses.

Below are the NSTP Syllabus and Social Science Syllabus showing the topics on SDG as part of the curriculum.

Education for SDGs in the wider community

Adopting a Barangay as an avenue to bring education closer to the communities has been the practice of CCDC. Banayakeo, Atok Benguet as the adopted community of the institution has been a recipient of various activities conducted by the school to address their needs.

Below is the MOA with the community.

Panbadangan Project Series 1.0

The CCDC community project is coined “Panbadangan Project Seriesโ€ which symbolizes human needs; These are physiological demands that can be met by maintaining one’s health; safety and security needs that can be met by a decent environmental program; and literacy, which will increase one’s self-esteem and confidence, allowing one to become a productive individual.

If these holistic qualities of man are supported with positive long and short-term programs and
services, they will eventually contribute to a sustainable family, and then to a community. This project is intended to meet the needs of the adopted community by delivering services that are consistent with the
organizational plan and activities developed by each department in accordance with the institution’s vision and mission. It is distinct to each department’s employees and students’ competence.


CCDC and KCP signs Memorandum of Agreement to Share Library Resources

Among other items in the memoramdum, it states that both institutions shall mutually share free access to their library resources for their students and personnel, and that both institution shall provide updates on recent library information and resources.

Memorandum of Agreement between CCDC and King’s College of the Philippines.

TURNITIN is now in CCDC!

In its efforts to expand its Internet + Library Resources, CCDC has availed the services of TURNITIN, LLC.

TURNITIN Agreement.


On January 25, 2022, CCDC hosted the first virtual conference on tourism and hospitality with Taylorโ€™s University.

The online event brought together tourism stakeholders in the locality in an effort to promote and harmonize efforts to strengthen rural tourism through active cooperation among the local government units, Department of Tourism, tourism and hospitality students, owners of local tourist attractions, and and other stakeholders.

The free event dubbed โ€œRebuilding Rural Tourism in the Philippines: The Case of Benguetโ€ was participated by various schools across the country.

A recording of the event may be viewed in this LINK.

CCDC collaborated with Taylor’s University in Malaysia for research development and utilization as well as conducting seminars and orientation on Sustainable Development Goals and Best Practices for sustainability in the field of Tourism.

Ayson D. Depayso, a faculty of the College of Business Education and Administration, joined a training with Taylor’s University on CRIT Summer School on Tourism & SDG’s.


CCDC is engaged in multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments for sustainable development. Each department of the institution is involved in effective partnership practices and capacity development of relevant stakeholders to develop and implement partnerships to advance the SDGS. The College of Law is actively involved in capacitating barangay officials of La Trinidad where CCDC is located, including neighboring areas, on the operation of the Katarungang Pambarangay Law, a speedy administration of justice at the barangay level which provides as an alternative to court litigation.

It has also collaborated with the Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the conduct of seminars on the Child Welfare Act and Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act, for teachers and employees of said agencies. Moreover, CCDC during the covid-19 lockdown collaborated with the Local Government Units, Municipal Police stations and volunteers from different municipalities, for the establishment of drop-off and one stop shop centers, in order to operationalize remote teaching and learning of affected students in the region.


In 2021, CCDC partnered with the National Government through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the implementation of the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS), a project which aims to capacitate local government units (LGUs), improve their performance and enable them to effectively and efficiently deliver services to their constituents. CCDC, as one of the 147 Local Resource Institute partners, offered its services to collect data in identified municipalities in the Province of Benguet, analyze data, prepare reports to come up with the Citizens Satisfaction Report.

Memorandum of Agreement between CCDC and DILG.

OPERATION KAJO:ย  A Student-Led Disaster Response for Farmers in Benguet

As an educational institution, the Cordillera Career Development College, whose mission is to deliver quality education through holistic, accessible and inclusive learning experiences to build socially and environmentally responsible global leaders and citizens provide opportunities for them to learn beyond the walls of the schoolโ€™s halls.  Even during the pandemic, students learn responsiveness and disaster risk management through hands-on experiences and through collaboration with private organizations with shared goals related to disaster management and  response.  

The Philippines is one of the most hazard-prone countries in the world. Benguet is a mountainous region in Northern Philippines that is home to indigenous Cordillera groups, the majority of whom rely on highland vegetable growing as their primary source of livelihood. According to studies and data, the Municipality of La Trinidad is prone to flooding and landslides brought on by approximately 10-15 typhoons that hit the locality annually.  In October 2021, Typhoon Maring hit La Trinidad, and the entire Benguet Province causing severe damage to vegetable crops, resulting in collective loss of millions of pesos for local farmers. 

Students, guided by school personnel, coordinated with the Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation and the Shell Foundation for a needs-based disaster response activity. The disaster response initiatives aim to integrate interpersonal engagement, volunteerism and civic responsibility among the ADMIRALS (Administrator, Mentors and Personnel, Investors, and Parents, Retirees and former employees, Alumni and Local Government, community and Students) while advocating genuine social responsibility and continuous efforts for climate action.

BAYANIHAN continues! In the spirit of binnadang, aduyon we continue to support each other. Thank you Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. and Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF)! Rice and vegetable seedlings were given to around 50 identified beneficiaries, farmers affected by Typhoon Maring.

Iyaman to our volunteers!

IYAMAN Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. & Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) for the Typhoon Maring Relief Operations.

We pray for stronger partnership in the years ahead to benefit our community, our province. Matago-tago tako am-in.

Acknowledgement from the Commission on Higher Education as one of the most responsive Higher Education Institution during the pandemic.

Engagement with Local Stakeholders

Vaccination @ the Campus

In a effort to ensure face-to-face engagements are safe as much as possible in light of the pandemic COVID-19 vaccination booster shots are offered at the CCDC school clinic for teachers, school staff and students.

For vaccination concerns, message the school clinic at +63910-660-3745.

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CORDILLERA Career Development College (CCDC) is expecting more engagements and better expansion of its internship programs for its Social Work degree program following a recent partnership with the National Authority for Child Care (NACC).

A first of its kind, CCDC and its College of Social Work (CSW) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with NACC on July 19 for the conduct of off-campus learning activities such as field observation and internship, said school President Sherry Junette Malaya-Tagle on Tuesday (Aug. 22).

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NCIP, CCDC ink legal ed partnership

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET โ€“ Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) โ€“ Benguet inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a legal education externship in brief program at the Admirals Farm Park here on December 21, 2021.

Under the MOU, NCIP โ€“ Benguet will initially engage in its programs and services 12 certified law student practitioners of CCDC College of Law under the latterโ€™s Clinical Legal Education Program (CLEP).

The CLEP externship between the law school and the NCIP is the first in the province following the issuance of A.M. No. 19-03-24-SC or Revised Law Student Practice Rule by the Supreme Court in 2019 which required all law schools to institutionalize CLEP.

It is expected to start of January and end on June, subject to renewal as determined by both parties.

The symbiotic partnership aims enhance learning opportunities of law students for them to operationally express their sense of social responsibility anchored in the administration of justice, said retired Judge Adolf Malingan, managing director of CCDCโ€™s Legal Aid Clinic.

Malingan added that this program will likewise prepare law students for the practice of law while helping ensure access to justice of the indigenous people of Benguet. More law student practitioners are expected to be engaged soon under the MOU upon evaluation of the CCDC and NCIP โ€“ Benguet.

NCIP โ€“ Benguet director Atty. Harriet Abyadang hoped the externship will facilitate the faster and wider administration of services of their office, especially in legal department.

โ€œAlthough we (NCIP) are the primary agency to serve the IPs, we are not the sole agency thatโ€™s why we also work with other agencies including the academe,โ€ said Abyadang.

Under the MOU, law student practitioners will render data gathering and research of relevant laws and jurisprudence in relation to the cases referred by the NCIP and assist in public interest advocacies for policy formulation and implementation.

CCDC President Sherry Junette Malaya-Tagle said the MOU will hopefully pave way to other partnership arrangements between the only law school in Benguet and NCIP, as well wider engagements with communities CCDC caters to.

Abyadang and Legal Officer Atty. Myra Kalang-ad signed the MOU in behalf of NCIP โ€“ Benguet while Tagle, Malingan, and College of Law dean Atty. Alexis Agmata are signatories for CCDC.* (Karlston Lapniten)

61 kids receive COVID vax

Sixty-one children from across Benguet province received free anti-COVID-19 vaccination at the Cordillera Career Development College on March 24, 2022.

Dubbed #ResbakunaKids, the vaccination provided the children their first and second doses in partnership with the Local Government of La Trinidad, Cordillera Hospital of the Divine Grace, and Benguet General Hospital.

CCDC offers Free Legal Aid on 29th anniversary

At least a hundred individuals received free legal assistance offered by Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) through its College of Law as part of its monthlong 29th Founding Anniversary celebration on April 5, 2022.

The free legal aid services provided consultation and notarization of simple affidavit and documents, as well as rights and legal awareness.

The event partnered with the local barangay officials and the municipal local government for the information drive leading to the day.

The legal aid also served as a practicum of sorts to law student practitioners of the college.

Local Collaborations & Health Outreach Program

CCDC-CHDG Health Partnership

CCDC entered into a partnership with Cordillera Hospital of the Divine Grace (CHDG) for its annual medical check-up for employees.

The collaboration started December 10, 2021 and subsists until present. CHDG provides laboratory tests and medical consultation to ensure the well-being of employees, which includes teaching and non-teaching personnel.

Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium

CCDC is a member of the Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium which is a research consortium for the dissemination and utilization of research results to improve health and well- being.

The consortium also provides avenue for research funding on health research publications as well as trainings for faculty.

The consortium started in 2011 and exists until present. Below is a portion of the copy of the MOA signed by CCDC President James Malaya.

CCDC Birthing Clinic

CCDC entered into a collaboration with the Department of Health โ€“ Cordillera to cater to the health and well- being of pregnant mothers. A license to operate a birthing clinic was granted to CCDC in 2017 and is renewed yearly in compliance with the DOH regulations.

 The establishment of the CCDC Birthing Clinic was initially on academic grounds in line with the opening of the BS Midwifery program. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic came, the school opted to be responsive to the crisis by expanding its operations to cater to the maternal health care needs of the public that cannot be availed by some in hospitals due to fully occupied wards. 

During the COVID-19 crisis, the birthing clinic operated complying with health protocols laid down by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Health, the Inter-Agency Task Force, and the Local Government Unit. Its transformation to a crisis responsive facility was brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and it shall continue to transcend beyond COVID-19 into a facility for maternal and child health care at all times and for all.


CCDC engaged a Memorandum of Agreement with Sitio Banayakeo, Poblacion, Atok, among the disadvantaged communities in Benguet province to cater the various services needed by the community.

Among the services provided are implementation of programs and outreach activities that pertain to health and well-ebeing, strengthening Family relations, proper handwashing, proper nutrition, and basic personal hygiene.

The outreach also includes provision of medical intervention with the help of volunteer students and employees.

Stress Debriefing and Psychosocial Support Activity for Cayapes Barrio School

CCDC conducted stress debriefing and psychosocial support to children and employees of Cayapes Barrio School, Kapangan town located among the disadvantaged communities in Benguet province.

Psychosocial support is the process of facilitating and strengthening resilience within individuals, families and communities to recover from and adapt to critical adversities with potentially damaging long-term impacts. Psychosocial support thus promotes the restoration of social cohesion and set-up.

For the past 2 years, due to the Corona Virus pupils are not allowed to go to school and go out because of the restrictions and for safety purposes. Pupils are confined inside their home, playing cellphones, watching tv the whole day, play and sleep anytime. Now, pupils need to adjust and adapt to the demands (New Normal) both academically and socially.

Majority of their time are spent in adjusting in time and new rules. Hence, the activity that conducted re-focused on the social aspect of their life.

Among the activities are Basic Self-Defense classes and focused-group discussions with various activities for the children that involved the development of fine motor skills like coffee painting and paper folding.