“Planning its resources. Forming the team.”

Fifty four (54) key officials and members of the college underwent “Training-Workshop on Gender Analysis and GAD Planning and Budgeting for the Aurora State College of Technology GAD Focal Point System” last January 29-31, 2018. The program was spearheaded by GAD Coordinator Amphy Roberta.

For the said event, the college invited Ms Abigaiel F. Paulino, Social Welfare Officer IV of  Provincial Social Welfare Development Office of Aurora and Mary Joyce T. Bautista, Local Government Operations Officer V of Department of Interior and Local Government of Aurora.

The participants were a good mix of young, old, male, female, gay, top level management and low level employees. Exactly what the training needed. Their first talk centered in the Review of GAD Concepts & Mandates that was followed with Review of Gender Analysis & Mainstreaming. Also discussed in the first day is the Gender Analysis using Sex Disaggregated Data.

The second day was highlighted with different activities that demonstrate the conduct of gender audit using the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework and Identification of Organization of GAD Strategies. By that point, the participants were able to understand their role as GAD Focal Points System (GFPS), Technical Working Group (TWG), and what they can contribute to the college.

Day 3 started with a coffee discussion and a recapitulation from Von Gerald Macose. With their  informal discussions, the participants came to realize the significance of the event and how critical it is for educators, working as front liners and agent of change, to be Gender Sensitive. The organic, light-hearted and idealistic discussion brought the participants into reaching their pens and opening their laptops. This is the last and most important part of the Workshop – Proposal Writing.

Each of the four groups was given their chances to present their proposal in solving their identified issue within the college while other participants were given the chance to give constructive inputs.

Programs like this is not new to the college which has long been a catalyst of equality and empowerment since its establishment. And having a champion of women empowerment in its helm, in the person of Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes, have pushed the college advocacy even more.  Last December 2017, the college conducted Gender Sensitivity Training for College Key Official.

The college takes pride in their policies that is guided by Magna Carta of Women 9710 and CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 01, series of 2015 or the “Establishing the Policies and Guidelines on  GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT. IN THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION. INSTITUTIONS (HEIS). ASCOT is and will continue to be a school that tolerates to discrimination to all gender and sexes.

“College Mission : Bullet 4”

“An institution that upholds good governance and provides equal advancement opportunities for the people of Aurora and other neighboring provinces.”