The JWL Academic Programmes includes both credit-bearing and certificate courses. Credit-bearing courses are offered with our partners, Regis University (USA), which is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the Newman Institute University College (Sweden) and starting in 2020 with Xavier University Bhubaneswar (India).
Today, JWL and its partners have developed three 6-month professional certificate courses designed to provide participants with professional knowledge, skills and competencies. They are practically-based, occupationally-specific and prepare students to enter the workforce and/or access tertiary education programmes.
We will be working with our university partners to ensure that certification provided is in line with the UNESCO standard of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Current Professional Certificate Course Offering
In the spirit of Ignatian pedagogy, the impact of the JWL courses and the services of the JWL students would be studied and researched in order to do more and to do better (magis). The alumni/ae would offer their feedback, which regard to what they wanted, what they received, and what they need for better service in the society. This research would give an impetus to JWL to look for new frontiers and the students would be empowered to be the social entrepreneurs.
The Jesuits are pathfinders in education. When education was the privilege of the rich and the elite in Europe, St Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the Founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), founded a school in Rome and offered education gratis. Already in 1599 the Jesuits designed ratio studiorum, the Magna Carta of education, which is in vogue even today.