In November 2010 Mr. Armel Lozano sought ATI-RTC 8 assistance for his thesis “Conditions Leading to Completion and Discontinuance of Enrollees to ATI e-Learning for Agriculture and Fishery Program in Eastern Visayas”. Seeing this as an opportunity for an improved e-Learning service to our clienteles, the Center gladly assisted him.
The series of training of trainers on AgriPinoy framework became a venue for the e-Extension coordinators (eEC) to promote the e-Extension program of the Department of Agriculture, which is being carried on by the Agricultural Training Institute.
This four-letter word was the battle cry among eLOCs last 2010. Every time I logged on to my Yahoo Messenger – this red button with white dash greet me sometimes with a different smiley icon beside it. Others opted to place inspiring quotes while some put awful feelings (or perhaps, the on-goings with their respective workstation) …
Figuratively, eLOCs are just so diligent even to this detail (not to mention our respective milestones in the center) hahaha! But, these attitudes are just usual amongst us – because we find this as a mere gesture of status update – just that!
There is an A-Team and another an e-Team.
The A-Team is a fictional group of ex-United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune. Each team member has specialization which complements that of the other in the team,making them formidable.
We set out for Baler, Aurora at 7:00am on May 18. The journey was long and tiring, which was aptly described by Olan when he quipped, "Nakakailang panaginip na ako nasa Nueva Ecija pa rin". We reached our destination, Aurora Technological Insitute (ATI) at 4:30pm.
Changing paradigms of Agricultural Extension implementers towards computerization, can well be likened to the idea of changing people’s perceptions (a few lifetimes and a hundred years ago), that the world is round and not flat as initially believed. You just need to keep on pushing the idea, until it sinks.
Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.