Moving-up Ceremony, 38 ATI-EP Scholars to their Next Journey

The graduates with their parents during the culminating activity.

SAN MATEO, Isabela. The two batches of the Academic and Technology Integration- Education Program (ATI-EP) had their moving-up ceremony last March 5, 2018.

Conducted at ATI-RTC 02, San Mateo Center, the 38 (20 for the first batch and 18 for the second batch) out-of-school youths were able to finish the program.

Part of their accomplishment during the six-month training is the TESDA Competency Assessment on Organic Agriculture Production NC II, which all of them passed. They also took the Alternative Learning System (ALS) assessment last November 11, 2017 and March 4, 2018, respectively for the two batches for their academic acceleration. Three participants from the first batch passed the ALS Assessment.

During the culminating activity which was attended by their parents, Municipal 4H Coordinators, Alternative Learning System teachers, ATI Staff headed by Center Director Renato A. Maguigad and the Guest Speaker, Dr. Elenita Guiyab, Principal of San Mateo North Central School, it was highlighted with a processional march of the graduates, parents and guests. The graduates had an opening song while giving roses to their parents as a sign of gratitude for their support.

The graduates developed a positive thoughts on agriculture. They have realized that there is future in agriculture. They expressed their gratitude to ATI and the Department of Education for the learnings in academic and technology.

Center Director Renato A. Maguigad congratulated the graduates and their parents. He is looking forward to the success of these future farm managers.

Dr. Elenita Guiyab, Principal of San Mateo North Central School and the Guest Speaker of the culminating program, stressed that the journey of these scholars already started towards reaching their dreams. She said that the program is an avenue in achieving their dreams and become successful someday.

The ATI-EP is a program of the ATI that aims to prepare the youth as a new breed of competent farmers of the next generation.