DTI Turns Over Cacao Processing Shared-Service Facility to ASCOT

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its program Shared Service Facility(SSF) awarded the cacao processing equipment and machineries to ASCOT during the Turn-Over Ceremony held today, August 24, 2016 at ASCOT, Zabali Campus, Baler, Aurora.

Turn-over Ceremony of Cacao Processing Shared-Service Facility

Turn-over Ceremony of Cacao Processing Shared Service Facility

The Shared Service Facility worth Php. 456, 500 comprises of Cacao Bean Roaster, Cacao Grinder, Mixed Cacao Making Machine with Manual Guitar Cutter, Stainless Steel Working Table, Sorting Table with Oil Drainage and Foot Stamp Sealer.

Dir. Brigida Pili, Provincial Director of DTI Aurora and Mr. Aldrin Veneracion, Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist graced the ceremony and talked about the project collaboration and coordination. Mr. Veneracion stated that the project was initiated by the ASCOT Alumni Association through the leadership of the Alumni President, Mr. Danny Enguerra. He mentioned that the Cacao Processing SSF Project aims to maximize the revenue from cacao beans by transforming farmers from mere passive producers to active processors of cacao.

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ASCOTIANS Participate in Sports and Team Building Activities

The Academic Departments of the College in collaboration with their respective student organizations, hosted series of sports and team building activities that was designed to foster stronger relationship and cohesiveness through providing wholesome sports activities for recreation and relaxation from strenuous school work.

ASCOTIANS participating in different sports and team building activities.

ASCOTIANS participating in different sports and team building activities.

The Organization of BIT Students (ORBITS) spearheaded the Department’s Team Building and Sports Fest activity last July 28-30, 2016 with the theme, “Excellence is not a skill! We are what we repeatedly do; Excellence then is not an act but a Habit”. BIT students actively participated in a series of team-building and sports activities facilitated by the 56Infantry Battalion, Phil. Army. On the other hand, the Teacher Education Department made their Teacher Education Peace Camp 2016 a bit extraordinary by means of holding it in Dinadiawan, Dipaculao, Aurora from August 4-6, 2016. The future Educators dynamically partook in the different activities prepared for the camp.

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DTI recognizes ASCOT for its solid partnership

Sheryl F. Tecuico proudly represented Aurora State College of Technology to receive the DTI AWARD,recognition of partnership, from Secretary Ramon M. Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry, last July 13,2016 in the “Negosyo, Konsyumer Atbp (NKAatbp)regional trade fair featuring quality products from Central Luzon, held at the Fontana Convention Center Gallery Area.

Sheryl Tecuico receives the Award from DTI officials

Sheryl Tecuico receives the Award from DTI officials

The NKAtbp , launched July 13 to 15, 2016, showcased various programs , projects and services of DTI. Talks and seminars relating to E-Commerce, Catapulting Business in the Global Market, Food Products Safety, Intellectual Property and Investment Briefing were conducted.

Highlighting the event, more than 50 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) participate in the Mini Likha ng Central Luzon trade fair and Diskwento Caravan, a showcase of the different services of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The trade fair exhibitors are MSMEs from the seven (7) provinces of Central Luzon. Sabutan products of Aurora were displayed along with other famous products like the Bulacan Bread,delicacies, organic products and lanterns from Pampanga, pastry and cashew products from Bataan processed meat, calamansi juice, herbs and spices from Tarlac, turnip pies, corporate giveaways and fashion accessories from Zambales, and footwear, processed products from Nueva Ecija and other locally produced jewelry and furniture.

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Scholars Participate in the ESGP-PA Team Building Level 3

Aiming to ensure higher rate of success by providing interventions for ESGP-PA Grantees on their academic, career, personal-social development and values formation, the Scholarship Office conducted a three-day Team building Activity Level 3 with the theme, “Training tomorrow’s Leaders, today” last July 27-29, 2016 at Subic Grand Harbour Hotel, Subic, Zambales.

ESGP-PA Grantees' Team building Activity Level 3 with the theme, "Training tomorrow's Leaders, today."

ESGP-PA Grantees’ Team building Activity Level 3 with the theme, “Training tomorrow’s Leaders, today.”

One hundred eleven poor but deserving students from the family-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program(4Ps) in the province were given these opportunity to pursue their college degree through the Expanded Student’s Grant-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA), a joint program of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD), Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) and the Aurora State College of Technology which started its implementation since the First Semester of SY 2014-2015, aimed to address poverty by increasing the number of graduates in higher education among poor households and to get these graduates employed in high-value added occupations in order to lift their families out of poverty that will contribute to a wide-ranging economic development. Under the program, a student grantee is entitled for a maximum of Php. 60, 000.00 scholarship grant per school year which is allocated for Tuition Fee – 20, 000.00, Text Books and other learning materials-5,000.00 and the remaining 35, 000.00 is distributed to Php. 3, 500.00 monthly stipend allotted for board and lodging, transportation, clothing, health/medical needs, school supplies, and other related costs. In addition, the SUC partner is also in charge in extending all the needed support that will guarantee the completion of their studies which include training, seminars and activities that will enhance their potentials for them to become a productive workforce of the society.

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CHED Grants P2.1M Funding for the Establishment of ASCOT SMART CLASSROOMS

The Aurora State College of Technology is a recipient of a financial grant from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the amount of Php. 2, 100, 000.00 to finance the establishment of ASCOT SMART CLASSROOMS.

ASCOT SMART Classrooms

ASCOT SMART Classrooms

This project was awarded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to Aurora State College of
Technology (ASCOT) through the resourcefulness of the College President and with the hard work of the Academic Directors who prepared the project proposal in this regard, equipping the College with the technology tools that will improve the student learning environment and aiming to upgrade the College’s capability and sustain its development efforts to keep the lead role in providing excellent education.

As part of the ASCOT’s Smart Classroom Project, technologies to facilitate teaching and learning have been installed in the seven (7) Departments that were selected for the implementation of the project. With its goal to enhance classrooms with new technologies to support educational initiatives, each Department received 12 units desktop computers, 1 unit server, 1 unit LCD projector, 12 pieces chairs and 4 pieces computer tables (3 computer units per table).

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