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In response to the Provincial Government of La Union’s (PGLU) continued pursuit for human resource development, 23 employees received their Certificate of Completion after finishing the100-hour English Computerized Learning Program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) from September 14 to October 20, 2009 in a simple rite held at the Diego Silang Hall of the La Union Provincial Capitol Building in the City of San Fernando.

Conducted by the Language Skills Institute (LSI) of TESDA in partnership with PGLU headed by Gov. Manuel C. Ortega, it is a practical course designed to offer the non-native English speakers a number of learning opportunity thru its “laboratory setting” where the participants process the human speech pattern using digital technique. Participants are taught on the role of communications and its models; spatial relationships; delivery styles; and the effectiveness of language, gestures and organization techniques. At the end of the course, trainees will be able to identify and correct their English language needs in relation to pronunciation (accent and intonation); grammar and usage; proficiency and ease; and improved listening and comprehension.

Conducted on a computer-hands-on method, it was handled by TESDA-LSI Trainer Honelynn Magdalena Inocencio. It involves a number of modules in English grammar designed to evaluate the trainees’ knowledge in English grammar and voice recording exercises to familiarize them with the proper pronunciation techniques. To enable the participants to attend to their regular work schedule, the course was divided into 25 training sessions at four hours per session every afternoon.

Representing the Governor, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Ex-officio Member Francisco “Kit” C. Ortega, lauded the TESDA officials for extending their skills enhancement programs to PGLU. “The skills and knowledge acquired by the PGLU employees will greatly improve the quality of their services to our constituents” he emphasized.

Earlier, Provincial Administrator, Dr. Geoffrey S. Tilan, in his message, reminded the participants that the occasion is a commencement exercise which marks the beginning of their tasks to put into practice the things they have learned in the training.

For his part, TESDA-Region I Director Washington M. Agustin praised PGLU for availing their skills development program. “It was a noteworthy partnership between our agency and the provincial government, I wish we could have more programs like this in the future” he added.

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