Sunday, May 24, 2015

SNCAT trains DepEd teachers in Surigao Norte

By Robert E. Roperos

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, May 24 (PIA) - To address the shortage of qualified teachers from the Department of Education (DepEd) who will teach subjects pertaining to skills development in line with the K to 12’s full implementation in 2016, the Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) trains teachers from different municipalities of this province.

SNCAT, which is located at Magpayang, Mainit, this province is administered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), teachers from the Division of Surigao del Norte were able to avail of free trainings in different skills qualifications, aimed to be at par excellence with other neighboring ASEAN countries in preparation for the ASEAN integration,

Under Cookery NC II, 39 teachers have participated the training. In the Agricultural Crop Production NC I, 20 teachers have availed the scholarship.

Meanwhile, 20 teachers from DepEd Siargao Island Division were able to avail free training in the Cookery NC II which was held in Dapa, Siargao Island.

In other development, SNCAT is also providing free services and assistance to the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga. Among these are the regular conduct of Entrepreneurship Training and Seminar and the Asexual Propagation particularly in grafting and marcoting which was held in Matin-ao and Tolingon, Mainit, Surigao del Norte.

As part of the Community-Based Training Program, the TESDA-administered school has also offered free training to Barangay Volunteered Worker in Barangay San Isidro, Surigao City in the following short-term courses in MicroSoft Word application, MicroSoft Excel application, and Asexual propagation.


According to Ma. Hydee Relliquete, the school’s officer-in-charge, as long as there are individuals or groups of people who will ask assistance from them, they will extend their free services in the service of the Caraganons and the Filipino people. (TESDA-Caraga/SNCAT/PIA-Caraga)