ATI-Caraga holds Q1 assessment

ATI-Caraga holds Q1 assessment

To be efficient and effective is what the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center XIII (ATI-Caraga) aims to achieve after the conduct of the 1st Quarter Assessment last April 10-12, 2017 at its regional office based at Brgy. Los Angeles, Butuan City.
 
During the three-day activity, all section heads and focal persons of various programs and projects reported their physical accomplishments vis-à-vis their targets. Issues and concerns were also discussed to address problems, improve weak areas, and expedite matters that need immediate result.  Fortunately, the outcome of the assessment indicated that the Center received ‘very satisfactory’ rating as far as implementation of programs and projects and clients’ feedback are concerned.
 
Among the Center’s noteworthy accomplishments were the conduct of Herbal processing (400% accomplishment), Rice Crop Manager or RCM (256%), and the development/reproduction of IEC materials (347%). Also, all trainings conducted by the Center in the 1st quarter were given a composite rating of ‘very satisfactory’ by its participants. 
 
Mr. Robert T. Poculan Jr., Training Center Superintendent II of ATI-Caraga, also highlighted some positive developments like the ISO certification which was conferred to ATI-Caraga last January, the publication of Lawig newsletter, the successful hosting of ATIMA meeting, and the strengthening of linkages with local government units (LGUs), national government agencies (NGAs), and state universities and colleges (SUCs).
 
Ms. Nena L. Lomuntad, Planning Officer II, reminded the participants that an assessment is essential especially that there is money involved in all center activities and therefore it must be guaranteed that not a single centavo was wasted.
 
        Furthermore, Mr. Samuel L. Calonzo, TCS I, said that much needs to be done particularly in the ISO requirements. While he was positive that the Center will meet its targets, but he also noted that there are areas which need to be fast-tracked and improved. 
 
       The sections and units who presented their accomplishments were: Admin/Finance unit; Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) unit; Career Development and Management Section (CDMS); Partnership and Accreditation Section (PAS); and the Information Services Section (ISS). 
 
       The following programs and activities which were reported by focal persons and section chiefs were: Climate Change, Agriculture and Fishery Mechanization (AFMech), ISO Concerns, and the Risk Assessment Plans.