SAN MATEO, Isabela. After six months of the training, the two batches of the Academic and Technology Integration-Education Program (ATI-EP) had their culminating program last March 5, 2018 at ATI-RTC 02, San Mateo, Isabela. There were 38 out-of-school youths who were able to finish the training program, 20 for the first batch and 18 for the second batch.
In the six months duration from August 20, 2016 to January 22, 2018 for the first batch and June 20, 2017 to December 20, 2018 for the second batch, participants were very grateful for thei accomplishments to include passing the TESDA Competency Assessment on Organic Agriculture Production NC II and took the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Assessment for acceleration on their education.
During the culminating program graced by Dr. Elenita Guiyab of San Mateo North Central School as guest speaker, graduates expressed their happiness and fulfillment. In their impressions, they expressed their realization that there is future in agriculture. They are very thankful to the ATI and the Department of Education as well for the learnings in academic and technology.
Dir. Renato A. Maguigad confirmed the graduates. He congratulated the graduates and their parents and challenged them to become successful farm managers someday.
Dr. Elenita Guiyab, the Guest Speaker, stressed that their journey was already started in reaching their dreams. “May the program serves as a way to achieve their dreams and for successful life,” she said.
The program aims to preparing the youth as a new breed of competent farmers of the next generation. The culminating program was also graced by the parents of the graduates, their Municipal 4H Coordinators, alternative learning system teachers, and ATI Staff.