Gerona, July 20, 2023 - In a bid to bolster the technological proficiency of the Local Government Unit of Gerona (LGU Gerona) employees, the Advancing Technology, Advancing Governance Extension Team of the College of Computer Studies (TSU CCS) led by Dr. Marlon V. Gamido, joined forces with the LGU Gerona Human Resources Development Office and the Management Information Systems
Office led by Ms. Lovely Dalao snd Mr. Joselito Enriquez, respectively, to conduct an intensive one-day training program on Basic Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting.
The primary objective of the training is to equip LGU Gerona staff with the essential knowledge and skills required to handle routine computer maintenance and resolve basic software and hardware issues. The training, held at the ABC Hall of the Municipal Building, attended by participants who sought to improve their computer literacy and problem-solving capabilities.
Mayor Eloy C. Eclar delivered a brief message to the participants, urging them to share the knowledge they gained from the event to their fellow colleagues, particularly the young employees of LGU-Gerona. This is aimed at enhancing the services provided by LGU-Gerona to its constituents, ultimately leading to its development.
The comprehensive training agenda included various modules designed to cover key aspects of computer maintenance and troubleshooting. Participants were introduced to the significance of computer maintenance and troubleshooting skills, and an overview of common computer issues was presented.
Dr. Heidilyn V. Gamido, an expert from TSU CCS was assisted by Ms. Valarie D. Simbol led the Computer Hardware Overview session, providing participants with a clear understanding of the basic components of a computer system and their functionalities. This served as a strong foundation for their subsequent learning in the training program.
Throughout the morning, the participants delved into Preventive Maintenance, a critical aspect of ensuring computer durability and optimal performance. Mr. Dennis Y. Virtudazo, emphasized the importance of regular maintenance, shared effective cleaning techniques for computer components, and emphasized the significance of safe handling practices for computer equipment.
The afternoon sessions centered around Software Maintenance and Basic Troubleshooting Techniques. Assisted by Prof. Jerome Legaspi, Mr. Virtudazo engaged the participants in identifying common computer problems and honing their troubleshooting skills for both software and hardware issues.
For organizations like LGU Gerona, network connectivity is crucial. Dr. Edjie Delos Reyes with Dr. Marlon V. Gamido led the session on Troubleshooting Network Connections, empowering participants to identify and resolve connectivity issues both wired and wireless connections. The training program also addressed the paramount concern of computer security and virus protection. Participants gained insight into the importance of safeguarding systems from malware, and basic steps to enhance computer security were demonstrated.
A highlight of the training was the hands-on Practical Exercises and Skills Assessment, where participants were tasked with performing computer maintenance and troubleshooting scenarios. This exercise allowed them to apply their new-found knowledge and skills in a practical setting, fostering a deeper understanding of the concepts covered.
Certificates of participation were awarded to all participants during the Closing Program. Ms. Roan Cyrinne P. Barlet and Ms. Christal Ann N. Pascua, the program hosts, expressed gratitude to the participants, trainers, and facilitators for their active involvement and dedication.
"The speakers for all the training sessions spoke eloquently, and how pragmatic they made each session was awesome. I understood all that was taught in all the sessions. What i acquire from the training was more than what i expected. What i've learned was very beneficial. Looking forward for the next seminar. Thank you and more power" said Avegyn Millado - an employee-participant. Also, Michelle Alonzo from the BPLO gave the evaluation comment: "Magagaling po ang mga trainers. Naipaliwanag pong mabuti ang bawat topic. Na-refresh po ang ulit ang utak ko".
The TSU CCS and LGU Gerona collaboration showcased the partnership in enhancing the technological competence of the local workforce. The participants left the training with confidence in handling computer maintenance and troubleshooting tasks, which is expected to lead to improved efficiency and productivity within the LGU Gerona workforce.
With the resounding success of this program, TSU CCS and LGU Gerona are optimistic about future training sessions aimed at continually empowering individuals and fostering the digital advancement of the organization.