GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Alternative Learning System (ALS) of GenSan, which is a bureau under the umbrella of the Department of Education started the computer literacy workshops on March 13, 2012 inside the Mabuhay IT Park along CED Avenue.
The S.H.E.E.P. Computer Literacy Program under the City Mayor’s Office is offering different training modules to the (ALS) students. Basic computer operations is the first module they receive. Calling cards and invitation leaflets are the actual hands-on output using MS Word.
Web and Video Blog is likewise given to the students to open their avenue in developing their writing skills at the same time an opportunity for them to showcase their livelihood programs earlier learned. Tarp layouting, logo making and audio-visual presentation (AVP) are part of the continuing education.
The S.H.E.E.P. trainers are encouraging the participants to continue in honing their craft. They are being encouraged to form their own home-based digital layouting, designing and printing business.
Meanwhile, GenSan Mayor Hon. Darlene Magnolia Antonino-Custodio approved the Saturday and Sunday sessions aside from the weekday trainings. The local executive believes that these ALS students
must be given equal opportunity. She knows that they are trainable especially in using the power of information technology through computer literacy. She envisions that each general is a champion within them and must become globally competitive.
The training will continue until December 2012 although the culmination for these trainings is set on April 18, 2012 at Robinsons Place, this city.
This is one of the priority projects of Hon Darlene Magnolia Antonino Custodio to empower the youth of GenSan in this information and communications technology age.