By Lemuel Clark Velasco
The School of Computer Studies (SCS) spent off-school summer rendering services to the community through the best ways it could: sharing its computer-savvy expertise.
With Dean Prof. Ernesto E. Empig leading the project, the school conducted two related programs for free: the Adopt-a-Barangay Campaign — consolidating efforts with the Institute’s mandate (held last May 9 to 17, 2011 at the SCS laboratories) — and the Computer Literacy Program for Deaf and Mute participants.
Attending courses handled by the faculty of the SCS Information Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology Departments, twenty eight out-of-school youths received 120 hours of free and intensive training of Office Internet Applications, Hardware Servicing, and Consumer Electronic Servicing.
The Computer Literacy Program coordinated through the Hear Us Program and the Iligan School for the Deaf taught Computer Keyboarding, Spread Sheet Applications, and Basic Web Development.
In the culminating activity, MSU Vice President Emmanuel Lagare emphasized the relevance of this training to the livelihood of these participants. In addition to this, Empig expressed his eagerness to share the expertise as well as the resources of the SCS in promoting the opportunities brought about by the innovations in ICT. Moreover, Academic Affairs Vice Chancellor Edgar W. Ignacio challenged the trainees to go on to the field and apply the skills they have acquired.