RENE M. COLOCAR, LPT, PhD
Marikina Polytechnic College
A visionary at a young age, Dr. Rene M. Colocar has had a lot of diverse leadership experiences in education and government service alike. He now envisions the future of Marikina Polytechnic College as its newly-elected president to be future-ready amidst all the imminent and unprecedented challenges of the times. Dr. Colocar comprehensively set the roadmap for Marikina Polytechnic College to greater heights from the smallest junctions of campus development to greater avenues of administrative and academic undertakings by refining and reinforcing the College’s fourfold functions – Curriculum and Instruction, Research and Development, Community Extension Services, and Quality Assurance.
Fueled by his vision to shepherd future readiness of MPC, Dr. Rene M. Colocar seeks to viably realize the implementation of the ICT Modernization Smart Campus Project and the Hybrid Curriculum Model on Industry-Based Competencies Diploma Program in Drafting Technology as part of the next level and long-term strategic development plan for the College. He helps promote quality education through the trifocalization efforts with the Commission on Higher Education, Department of Education, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. Dr. Colocar also works on the translation of the Philippine Qualifications Framework’s standards for qualification outcomes into the key areas of the College’s fourfold functions. He plans to have the new buildings inaugurated in the College’s 75th Founding Anniversary set in July 2022. His leadership skills emanated not just inside the campus but also in the immediate community when TESDA offered him one of his newest roles. He now concurrently serves as a member of the National TVET Trainers Academy (NTTA) Advisory Council from 2022 – 2024.
Dr. Rene M. Colocar, as a mentor, has truly promoted peace and international understanding through education. It dates back in 1991 when he was appointed as the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) Coordinator of the Divine Word College of Calapan (DWCC) which led him to be the UNESCO-ASPnet National Coordinator of the Philippines as per 2008 appointment of UNESCO National Commission until 2012.
He earned his Doctorate Degree in Management, with High Distinction at DWCC and his Masteral Studies, MAEd, Major in Administration and Supervision and MAT, Major in Social Science Teaching at DWCC and Philippine Normal University, respectively.
Dr. Colocar is an Outstanding Calapeño Awardee in the field of Education and Values Education in 1996 and an Outstanding Mindoreño Awardee in 1999.
His international exposures included his participation in Education for International Understanding Policy Training Workshop in October 2007 in Seoul, Korea; World Heritage Forum in October 1999 in Beijing, China; International Youth Forum in September 1997 in Paris, France; a Teacher Exchange Program in October 1995 in Seoul, Korea and in the 4th World Teachers’ Day-Quality Innovations for Teaching Learning in Thailand on 24-26 of March 2009, in Asia Pacific Forum for ESP Education and Facilitator in Japan on August 24-29, 2009, Asia Pacific ASPnet Forum for ESD and MDGS in Korea in 2009, and Youth and Educators Summit for Sustainable Development (YES 4 ESD) in Osaka, Japan on July 7-12, 2013.
His humanitarian activities as educator did not delimit within the corners of the academe but also it did extend to a vaster indulgence when he was elected as the Rotary President, Calapan Chapter in 2012-2013.
Dr. Colocar being a very decorated individual in the academe, became a Chief Education Program Specialist of CHED – region IV-B. Likewise, he was appointed as Human Resource Management and Development Officer of CGC. Before his presidency at Marikina Polytechnic College, he served as the College Administrator of the City College of Calapan (CCC). He is also a duly recognized member of Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) CHED – IV-B, and is the incumbent President of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU), and a Board Member-elect of the Association of the Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (ALCUCOA).