Community Extension Activities - Training-Workshop: Building Wiring Electrician

By Engr. Jojo C. Mariano
Dept. Head, EE, ECE and CoE

The training-workshop was undertaken through the request of the Municipal Mayor of Ambaguio, Hon. Moises Amocla, to the office of the Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions (IKAT) Center Headed by Dr. Henry Navarro. The training-workshop aimed to train selected out- of- school youths in the field of electrical technology. Prior to the training-workshop, a meeting was conducted to plan and design a series of seminars in which participants will be equipped with technical know-how and to pass the trade-test being conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The meeting was attended by the IKAT staff, Mayor of Ambaguio , the University President, Dean of the School of Engineering and members of the Outreach Committee of the SOEA.

The first series of training was scheduled last May 20-22, 2010. The topics were rigorously selected and planned to convene with the skills and capabilities of the participants. On the first day the topics were Basic Electricity and Safety, Electrical Generation Transmission and Distribution, Open Wiring on Residential Buildings and a workshop on open wiring. Second day, Electrical Measuring Instruments and Concealed Wiring were discussed, after which a workshop on concealed wiring was performed. During the last day, the topics were electric motors and motor controls, a workshop on motor and motor controls was done. A testing and evaluation of output was made every workshop activity.

Aside from the skills and technical experiences imparted to the participants, the members of the Outreach Program also handed groceries to the participants. The groceries were solicited from the faculty members and students of the School of Engineering and Architecture.

The Training-Workshop was facilitated by Engr. Jojo C. Mariano and Engr. Samuel Dela Cruz. It was organized by the Outreach Coordinator of the SOEA, Arch. Bobby Argote, the Dean of SOEA, Dr. Teresita L. Reyes, and the IKAT staff headed by Dr. Henry Navarro with the assistance of Engr. Jun Valtoribio, Engr. Joel Pinaroc, Mrs. Biverly Tomas, Mrs. Elizabeth Ramos and some students.

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