TAGBILARAN CITY, August 2, (PIA)--Bohol information officers continue to get skills enhancements, this time in radio programming, as a basic skill for government communicators.
At the regular Association of United Development Information Officers (AUDIO-Bohol) meeting held in Jagna, Bohol, over 20 information officers took PIA Bohol's module on radio programming, a topic under the wide Radio Broadcasting Skills enhancement for media workers.
Over 25 local government information officers and national government agency spokespersons gathered at Jagna Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Provincial Training Center (PTC) Language Skills Institute Training Center for the training which was also followed by a live broadcast.
Jagna, which owns a community radio station DyPJ, opened its station doors to the AUDIO for an hour long of Kapihan sa PIA, Thursday, July 30, a broadcast which was heard all over town and its surrounding municipalities.
Kapihan sa PIA also took on the tasks of TESDA Jagna PTC, especially its specializes skills training program and its community demanded trainings.
Operating the second language training institute in preparation for call center operations in Bohol, Jagna PTC has long stopped its language operations because its graduates could not find the seats in Bohol yet, and most are in Cebu operations, which is not that promising yet, according to TESDA sources.
TESDA, says Center Administrator Cadeliña, opens its doors for government scholars under the Training for Work Scholarship program (TWSP) and offers the modular competency based trainings for employable students who will be spending nothing but deligence, explains TESDA information officer Jaminel Damolo, during the Kapihan sa PIA.
AUDIO Bohol, in its institutionalized meetings earlier decided to maximize on its information dissemination tasks by experiencing the government presence, that it put up regular Bisita Opisina in its monthly gatherings to allow members to cross visit and personally see for themselves town's best practices and agency mandates.
Elvira Bongosia, PIA Bohol's AUDIO secretariat said Bisita Opisina has become an effective venue for agency and local government heads to see for themselves what the AUDIO has been doing in contribution to the general goal of making communities feel their government.
Also at the Bisita Opisina, with TESDA PTC Jagna sponsoring the whole day event, AUDIO Bohol toured the Jagna PTC manpower training facility which has an automotive servicing shop, electrical installation and maintenance, bread and pastry shop as well as the language training institute.
No less than TESDA Jagna Administrator Apolinar Cadeliña took the members to an office tour while TESDA information Officer Damolo briefed everyone of the TESDA Programs. He also answered questions from members during the tour. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)