University of Visayas New School of Art (UVNS) a new partner of Power Mac Center

“I believe that education should not be limited to the classroom. It should be for everyone.”- Genesis Raña, UVNS school director

Recently in Cebu, one of its premier higher education institutions sealed a partnership with the world’s leading mobile innovator through it’s  premium local partner, aimed to provide a better quality of education in it’s students through innovative and dynamic technology.

In a nutshell, Premium Apple reseller Power Mac Center recently partners with the University of Visayas New School of Art & Design (UVNS) to strengthen the position of its Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) in Cebu . UVNS’ Customized Education was recently named an Apple Distinguished Program.

L-R Power Mac Center Training Head Maleng Raysag, UVNS School Director Genesis Rana, and Power Mac Center CEO Lawrence Sison formally inked the partnership.

University of Visayas New School of Art and Design (UVNS) a new partner of Power Mac Center

In light with this event, UVNS can further provide a creative an avenue to  hone their talent and passion within a dynamic program tailored for artists.

Offering certificate courses in Visual Communication Design, 2D/3D Animation, Graphic Design, Photography, and Film making, this output-based education model is the first of its kind in Cebu and even the entire Philippines.

Power Mac Center’s Apple certified trainers to teach at University of Visayas New School of Art and Design (UVNS)

One of the perks of being a partner school of Power Mac Center is that seasoned and certified Apple certified trainers will do a hands on lesson in molding the young aspiring students.

To note, Power Mac Center’s Apple certified trainers will teach Final Cut Pro X initially to UVNS students in line with the school’s goal of producing creative professionals with skills marketable in the real world.

As per Maleng Raysag , Head of Power Mac Center AATC , “We look forward to having more Apple certified professionals on Final Cut Pro X in Cebu and nearby areas. As you know, an Apple certification is a globally recognized level of accreditation. This way, we can ensure that UVNS graduates will be able to compete even in the world stage.”

UVNS at bliss to be  Power Mac Center partner

While elated about having been given an Apple distinction after starting operations a mere three years ago, UVNS School Director Genesis Raña is looking to accomplish a lot more with Power Mac Center. In particular, he is planning to implement a One to One iPad Program for his students and possibly pioneer lifestyle enhancement programs using Apple technology.

“I’m a Steve Jobs fanatic and a follower of his vision and the way he does things. At one point, I told some of my students in class that I want to be the Steve Jobs of education. What he did to technology, I want to do it to education,” Raña said. “I believe that education should not be limited to the classroom. It should be for everyone.”

Raña expressed that he is both humbled and challenged by the Apple recognition for it meant that the spotlight is on UVNS. He acknowledged the fact that the school has to innovate further since the award expires in 2017.

“I’m confident that we can do it now that it opened up to partnerships with Power Mac Center and other entities. But what I want from my partners, to be candid about it, is to really push it. Ideas are easy but execution is a different story,” Raña said. “My personality is very driven. It would be good to have partners like that.”

The University of Visayas New School of Art & Design is recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2016-2017.
The University of Visayas New School of Art & Design is recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2016-2017.

Partnership of UNVS and Apple opens door for VisMin students holistic learning

UVNS currently has a student population of about 25-35 at a time, with some coming from as far as Davao. Graduates attest to the effectiveness of the school’s instruction model, which is a mixture of technical training and real-life exposure for a holistic learning experience. The school administration is planning to expand to cater to its growing stature as a premier design school.

Meanwhile, Power Mac Center has expressed support for institutions in the VisMin region that also want to produce Apple certified professionals.

“We recognize Filipino talents especially in the VisMin region. We know that Filipinos are world class. Having strong partnerships will hopefully open up opportunities to hone young talents and produce the best generation of creatives,” Raysag said.

Power Mac Center’s AATC is the first to offer Professional Track Certification Training and Prometric Exams for IT and creative professionals in Mac OS X in the Philippines. More information about products and services may be obtained from the website or via email to

Cebuano’s gift to the world

I always believe in Cebuano’s capabilities especially the growing millennials. With this kind of opportunity given to the University of the Visayas . It will enable more young and aspiring Cebuano’s to experience world-class and cutting edge technology with the worlds leading brand.

Further the skills and knowledge of the students will learn will be one of the Cebuano’s gift to the world. It could be this through this program we can unlock more brilliant Cebuano potentials to be the game changer . Or not it would be a Cebuano, who will be the next Steve Jobs the possibility is strong.

I am in much optimism towards the boundless possibilities this partnership could bring about in our current education system. Also I wished other parts of the region could enjoy this privilege advance learning. Like reaching more of the mass, offering this to state run universities. There are diamonds on the rough in such places.

But for now, I am looking forward to the fruits of this partnership soon.

About Power Mac Center

Power Mac Center is a recognized Apple Premium Reseller, Authorized Education Reseller, Apple Authorized Training Center, and Apple Authorized Service Provider in the Philippines. Power Mac Center has become a reliable retail shop and service provider of Apple products to the Filipino consumer.

The company has grown to 26 branches, with stores located in Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 5, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Megamall, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Festival Supermall, Cash and Carry Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Marikina, Power Plant Mall, SM City BF Parañaque, Harbor Point, SM City Southmall, SM City Pampanga, SM City Bacoor, SM City Lipa, SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Batangas, SM City Dasmariñas and Circuit Makati.

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