To develop a critical mass of highly trained science and Technology (S&T) manpower by administering scholarships, awards and grants in S&T, and formulating and implementing plans for the promotion, development and improvement of science and technology education and training. SEI spearheads the direct investment in scientific training through the implementation of programs and projects to address the increasing S&T manpower requirements of the country for economic development.
One way of achieving the status of Newly Industrializing Country (NIC) is by creating knowledgeable, skilled, and competent citizenry. The Science and Education Institute (SEI) of the Department of Science and Technology has been implementing programs and projects geared towards the improvement of the country's S & T manpower resources.
The Institute has been building the country's science and technology education infrastructure, and giving services and trainings that will further improve the knowledge and skills of students and teachers in the field of S&T. It has been implementing programs designed to tap the scientists' and technologists' potential among Filipinos. It also takes part in the formulation of policies and other reform measures in manpower development which will give the country the sharp edge it needs for global competition.