ASU-CIT Extension and Community Services (ECS) Unit Programs/Projects/Activities
ASU-CIT ECS Completes SMART program
With the college’s primary goal of upgrading its quality towards extension and community services, the Aklan State University – College of Industrial Technology (ASU-CIT) Extension and Community Services (ECS) Unit successfully completed its Service Mobilization through Alternative Relevant Technology (SMART) Program during its Exit Ceremony last February 13, 2016 at Pook Elementary School, Kalibo, Aklan. The SMART program is a fusion of tourism, livelihood and environmental trainings and activities that aimed to improve the quality of life of the beneficiaries of Barangay Pook in Kalibo, Aklan. Said program commenced last November 2011 and included three projects: Tourism Development, Livelihood Development and Environmental Management with Prof. Kuwenya A. Ibisate as program leader. The unemployed residents and out- of- school youth were trained on the different technological and livelihood skills such as tour guiding, food and beverage services, good manufacturing practices, food processing, bartending, bookkeeping, and solid waste management by the students and teachers from the different academic programs of ASU-CIT. The Exit Program consisted of a series of presentations, gift-giving, focus group discussion and summary of results. Currently, most of those who were trained are now gainfully employed and apply what they have learned on their jobs and to their homes/families. With this inspiration, the program will continue its mission in implementing its services to next adopted barangay of ASU-CIT ECS.
NSTP Conducts Fire Safety and Protection Seminar
To broaden the awareness of students and personnel in fire safety & fire fighting techniques, the NSTP-CWTS and ECS Unit of ASU-CIT, in cooperation with the Bureau of Fire Protection conducted a seminar on Fire Safety and Fire Fighting Techniques last May 31, 2016 at the ASU-CIT Quadrangle. Said program was attended by Dr. Ersyl T. Biray, the ASU-CIT Campus Director, Prof. Kuwenya A. Ibisate, the ECS Chairperson, Prof. Richard Dionisio, the NSTP Coordinator and the NSTP-CWTS Summer Class students. The Fire Safety Training and Seminar included a sequence of lecture, fire drill and demonstration given by FO3 Mark V. Verdeflor of the Kalibo Fire Station. This training is part of the NSTP and ECS program in educating students and personnel towards a safe and disaster-ready community.
ASU-CIT ECS spearheads Earthquake Training Seminar
ASU-CIT Campus, Kalibo – March 11, 2016. The Extension and Community Services (ECS) Unit of the college conducted a Training-Seminar on Earthquake Awareness and Simulation. This activity aimed to educate everyone on how to be responsive in times of disaster where preparedness, safety and protection are necessary. Said program started at 8:00 AM with an Earthquake Seminar given by Mr. Richard Dionisio in the Campus Function Hall. The Campus Earthquake Drill followed in the afternoon where all ASU-CIT students and personnel participated. The program ended with the final evaluation given by Prof. Alexander I. Ramos, the ECS Director.
By: John Paul Baylosis
ASU-CIT launches Oplan Alay Dugo
ASU-CIT Function Hall, Kalibo – March 14, 2016. The ASU-CIT Extension and Community Services (ECS) Unit and the National Service Training Program (NSTP) trainees with the supervision of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) – Aklan Chapter successfully launched the Oplan Alay Dugo Program. The program aimed to provide the PNRC with adequate blood supply to sustain food requirements for the Aklanons, to support the government’s advocacy in preventing the spread of diseases through blood donation, and to strengthen the commitment of the NSTP students towards civic concern and welfare to the general public. The program started in the afternoon where students, teachers and employees of the college were oriented and screened to be qualified as blood donors. The bloodletting activity was then conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross after the orientation. The program ended with a closing remark fromMr. Richard Dionisio, the NSTP Coordinator.
By: John Paul Baylosis