USEP-College of Engineering established a partnership with SMART Communications, Inc.

USEP - College of Engineering established a partnership with SMART Communications, INC. through the program "SMART Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP)".

SMART Company and University of Southeastern Philippines, dubbed as SMART Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP), the industry academe partnership program is envisioned to help raise the standards of communications engineering education in the country.

SMART is a duly enfranchised telecommunications company duly authorized by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to provide telecommunications services in the country. It intends to share its technical expertise in the field of wireless technology to the different schools and universities of the Philippines by way of providing technical training and hands on experience on various communications.

In specific, firstly, this program is to help raise the level of Engineering and technology education in the country, particularly in Electronics and Communication Engineering, secondly to forge partnership with the better appreciation of the evolution of cellular communications. And lastly, to assist school in producing graduates better equipped to work in the telecommunications industry by providing the necessary equipment and additional training.

The turn over ceremony, inauguration and blessing of Smart Wireless Laboratory on August 20, 2004 at USEP College of Engineering were witnessed by different guest from CHED and Smart Communication Inc. heads and managers with special guest Mr. Napoleon L. Nazareno, the President and CEO of Smart Communication Inc. and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.