SPEECH COMMUNICATION in a Globalized Environment Value Driven, Career Oriented and Job Skilled

 

The Speech Communication Organization of the Philippines (SCOP) conducted the 2008 National Midyear Seminar Workshop last October 16 – 18, 2008 at Legenda Hotel, Subic Bay, Zambales. Its theme was “Speech Communication in a Globalized Environment Value Driven, Career Oriented and Job Skilled. Mrs. Teresita G. Cariño, Communication instructor represented the JZGMSAT as one of the delegates.

Ms. Chi-Chi Fajardo Robles, the President of the Philippine Association of Communication Education (PACE) as the Resource Speaker on the Speech Communication Organization of the Philippines (SCOP) last October 16-18, 2008 at the Legenda Hotel, Subic Bay, ZambalesThe highlights of the seminar were the information shared by the Resource Speakers. According to Ms. Chi-Chi Fajardo Robles, the President of the Philippine Association of Communication Education (PACE),  a man with high regard of time-tested values and virtues like truthfulness, humility, perseverance, God-fearing and the like can be reflected on his oral communication. Every information, principle or situation presented can be expressed in an objective and positive way because the person gives importance on virtues which may be the tool to make a person sincere on the ideas that he imparts. Building a character in us can easily convince and even persuade the listeners to do the right thing that will lead to positive result and can inspire action.

Ms. Marimel Villapando, a professional development trainer of Primary Edge Professional Development shared effective communication strategies in dealing with different people with different culture. Consideration should be given in the following aspects;

  • Nuances in language (signs, acronyms, idioms, non-verbal) a Filipino communicator should learn the signs, facial expression or gestures of a Western boss or a fellow worker
  • Communication Style (Direct language for Germans, Swiss, Scandinavians and Indirect Language for Asians). A North American is used to frankness like, “I’m very disappointed with the report you’ve made. Change this”. For Asians, instead of saying “no”, we are comfortable in saying “We will think about it”.
  • Approaches in completing the tasks (task - oriented for the westerners and relationship - oriented for Asians) Americans are giving much weight on work while Filipinos value the work relationship.

Mr. Ernesto S. Lim, Executive Director of Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation, emphasized the value of human resources which can be called as human capital in a world productive environment. He mentioned that an individual as part of an organization should know his relational skills, critical thinking skills, writing skills, computer skills, and field of specialization. With this awareness, a person has to adjust with the dictates of technology and changes in the workplace. Below are the questions to answer to assess one’s performance;

  • What skills am I developing in my field, and how might I explore careers that would require these skills?
  • Where do you want to be? Can you now create your ideal future?
  • What intelligent risk-taking opportunities can I undertake to enhance my current skills using the given competence development levels?

 

JZGMSAT CELEBRATES THE 48TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY
Robie Gabuyo

 

Last September 15-16, 2008, the Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Trades commemorated the 48th year of the institution. This year’s theme was JZGMSAT: A Partner for the Country’s Economic Growth”. The JZGMSAT Student Council (JSC) in cooperation of The Faculty Support and Services Staff Club (FSSSC) organized the celebration.

On the first day of celebration, September 15, 2008, the JSC and JZGMSAT Artist Guild (JAG) had a program where talented students were given an opportunity to show their talents in singing and dancing. During the opening of the program, Mr. Cirilo Jocson, Cluster Head III, informed the students, faculty and staff about JZGMSAT trivia and the line up activities for the two-day celebration.

Part of the program was the “Search for Mr.  & Ms. Foundation Day 08. Each club/organization recognized by the school has a pair of representative. These are;

  • Association of Modern Technician(AMT) - M. Angelica Pasamonte &Mr. Ruben Anthony Loyola
  • Association of Information and Electrical Technology(AIET) - Ms. Melissa Ama & Mr. Kenneth Lloyd Delina
  • Welding, Automotive, Refrigeration & AirConditioning & Machining(WARM) - Ms. Ana Marie Manuel & Mark Robie Defante, Ms. Ivy Tolarba & Mr. Lian Lee
  • Homemakers - Ms. Criselle Cruzat & Mr. Carlo Anthony Saso
As part of the Search activity, the contestants showed their talents in singing and dancing. It had also a ramp modeling, wearing sports and casual outfit while the final activity was the question and answer portion.

Proclaimed as the Mr. & Ms. Foundation Day 08, which were judged by a Physical Education teacher in Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial National High School, Mr. Jorge Israel, Mrs. Gregoria A. Palma, JZGMSAT nurse and Ms. Arlene G. De Guzman, JZGMSAT Instructor, were Mr. Carlo Anthony Saso(Com Cooking)t and Ms. Melissa Ama (PCO) while Best in Talent were Mr. Carlo Anthony Sasot of the Homemakers and Ms. Ivy Tolarba of WARM.

In the afternoon, the students had fun in the sing and dance contest participated by the students. The judges were Ms. Arlene G. De Guzman, Mrs. Clarissa E. Amaba and Miss Jena A. San Jose, guest singer and daughter of the JZGMSAT Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Susana A. San Jose.
Singing Contest winner – Rosario Zaraga
Dance Contest winner – Association of Modern Technician

On September 16, 2008, the anniversary day started by a thanksgiving mass and followed by the floral offering in commemoration of the founder, the late Congressman Jacobo Z. Gonzales. A special program was prepared by the FSSSC which was attended by the JZGMSAT family and invited guests -San Antonio Barangay Captain, Hon. Eric Jimenez, represented by San Antonio Barangay Councilor Edmil Recibe (JZGMSAT Alumnus), Biñan Mayor, Hon. Marlyn Alonte Naguiat, First District Congressman Hon. Dan Fernandez represented by his wife Ms. Shiela Israel, and TESDA Provincial Director Adorinda DJ. Forro, who inducted the newly elected officers of the FSSSC.

TESDA Provincial Director Adorinda DJ. Forro inducted the newly elected officers of the JZGMSAT Faculty and Support Services Staff Club for the year 2008-2009 as Mr. Glenn F. Salandanan as the club president.

The occasion became the opportunity to inform the JZGMSAT students about the TESDA programs through the giving of books for free titled “Career Guidance in Ladderized Education for Filipino Empowerment (Salabat for the Filipino Soul) by Mr Boboy Syjuco, Director General of TESDA.

Special entertainment numbers were rendered by the JAG students and the FSSSC officers. Mr. Cirilo Jocson, Cluster III Head, announced the loyalty awardees – Mrs. Marissa Gianan, Mr. Melandro Mori. Mrs. Nenita S. Pastrano and Mrs. Marilou S. Quieres. All have rendered services for 20 years. Mr. Glenn F. Salandanan, the president for this school year sang a popular Filipino song as his way of accepting the responsibilities as a president.

The celebration ended with the exhibition game between FSSSC and JSC. The first game was basketball that was reigned in score of 113 – 87 in favor of JSC.

 

JZGMSAT – FUJITSUTEN DTS recognized as “THE BEST DUAL TRAINING SYSTEM/ PARTNERSHIP”
Benito G. Reyes, DTS Focal

 

Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Trades with industry partner, FUjiSUTEN Corporation of the Philippines recognized and received the title as “Best Dual Training System” in the mentioned field. Below are the criteria for the selection;

  • The description of best partnership between the institution and the industry partner

Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Trades(JZGMSAT) has forged MOA to two accredited partners in the area of Electronics Technology namely; FUJITSUTEN Corporation of the Philippines and also the Panasonic Communication Philippines Corporation. The industry partners are continuously promoting and marketing the DTS concepts in terms of accommodating student trainees every year. .Besides, part of the regular operation of both institution and company partner (Fujitsuten Corporation of the Philippines) is the assimilation of Dual Training System (DTS) law by conducting orientation seminars for both the trainees and the parents.

DTS Coordinator of JZGMSAT Mr. Benito G. ReyesRegular monitoring is conducted to ensure the smooth operation. The industry Coordinator of JZGMSAT, Mr. Benito G. Reyes, visits the student trainees at least once a month to coordinate with the company coordinator for the purpose of attending to the relevant issues concerning trainees’ performance, attitude towards work, relevancy of the training and other concerns. He likewise checks the student’s handbook of activities and the remarks noted by the immediate boss of the company partner. Furthermore, there is first – Monday - of the - month meeting to further update and monitor the progress of the program. The meeting is arranged into three batches for accommodating the 100% attendance of the trainees despite their hectic schedule. This activity is for continuous communication between the institution and the student trainees. A follow-up seminar with company partners is also conducted to give way to some clarifications of build - up issues, problems and student trainees’ assessment. It has also a target of strengthening the tie up.

  • Training Program

This is designed to adapt the Block Release Scheme wherein the students should finish the four - semester school based training and two - semester in-plant training. The total training duration are six semesters or three years attaining the technician level.

  • Training Beneficiaries

Trainees became beneficiaries because of the allowance received from the company for their necessities and the given opportunity to be exposed and used the available sophisticated machine. From this experience, the student trainees, who learned the theories from the institution, could conceptualize, apply and perform the duties in relevance to the competency standards set in the course training regulation of TESDA.

  • Financing Scheme

Trainees under DTS program are paid in accordance to what the law prescribed. Students who failed to pass the company screening shall be categorized as DPT trainees. For those who pass, will be receiving 75% of the minimum wage. The school facilitates the payments of trainees’ allowance in semi monthly basis as required in the law. Each trainee receives 90% of the training allowance paid by the industry partners. The remaining 10% is retained in the school to be used for the improvement of DTS operation as stated in Section 16 of the law. The amount that is received by the trainees is higher than what is required in the implementing rules and regulations that is, 70% for the trainees and 30% for the DTS accredited institution. This arrangement is sustainable because the training expenses are shouldered by the government. The remaining percentage (10%) is distributed to four categories.

50% -Capital Expenses
20% - DTS Scholarship
20% - Operational Expenses
10% Trainee’s Welfare

  • Tax Incentive Scheme

There is no company partner that avails tax incentive.

  • Beneficiaries of the Program

As of September, 2008, there were about one hundred thirty students who were benefited by this program. Some of them were even absorbed by the company as provisional employees.

  • Relevance of the Best Partnership

The exposure to state of the art equipment which was provided by the Fujitsuten Corporation of the Philippines help the student trainees into actual training/application thereby enhance the relevancy and satisfy the requirements of TESDA training regulation. Furthermore, the basic and common competencies like workplace communication, work values, science and math application including proper use of hand tools, 5S principles and ecosystem are applied that help the trainees to perform the duties and interact in the real world of work.

  • Impact

With this program, the trainees develop proper work attitude because the company is ISO certified. Rigid discipline and well- established flows of work processes including policy of attendance are implemented. These resulted to productive workers. To prove their worth in the company that out of 51 trainees deployed for two succeeding years 15 of them were hired. DTS program can be a tool to increase the employability of graduates which can be considered a great impact.

  • Sustainability

Cooperation and commitment are significant keys to sustain a very strong partnership thus, yielding to a more prolific output. This is true to JZGMSAT – Fujitsuten DTS partnership. The hand - on – hand effort to implement Dual Training System as training modality, with the objective of the acquisition of  relevant knowledge, skills and proper work attitude and performance, lead to meet the industry work requirements and standards

The sense of commitment has been manifested by both parties like attending the graduation day to give recognition and award to the best trainees.

As implementers, we need to oversee every angle of displacement and find necessary measures for an effective methodologies and strategies because efficiency is not an automated process. Evaluation and consultation are some of the strategies for the improvement of the program. In this partnership, everything is always taken into consideration to establish a more sustainable partnership.

 

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY in MACHINING
Marcelino A. Cotelo, Machining Instructor

 

“I was so amazed with the new technology in Machining which I learned from the seminar I attended at Regional Training Center IV – A,Batangas City last August 10 – 30, 2008”. Mr. Cotelo commented.

The new technologies in Machining are Computer –Aided Design (CAD), Computer – Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC).

CAD refers to the use of software to assist engineers, architects and other design professionals in their design activities. It is the main geometry authoring tool within the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process and involves both software and sometimes special purpose hardware. Current packages range from 2d vector based drafting systems to 3D parametric surface and solid design modelers. CAD is sometimes translated as “computer assisted drafting “or computer aided design and drafting or computer aided industry.

Basically, CAD is not an ordinary drafting tool because of its 100% accuracy and durability. The power of computer is leveraged to compute solutions to complex problems like stress analysis, shear analysis, thermal analysis and fluid flow analysis. The CAD offers a friendly service because it is easy to use, less time consuming and has clean methods to study and evaluate the design process and arrive at a close – to – perfect design.

The use of computer systems for the control of robotics and tools during the product manufacturing is called CAM. Integrating CAM with CAD systems provides quicker and more efficient manufacturing processes. This method is applied in different areas. In CNC manufacturing, the CAM system is used to simplify the machining and designing process. In most cases the CAM system will work with a CAD design made in a 3D environment. The CNC programmer will just specify the machining operations and the CAM system will create the CNC program. This compatibility of CAD/CAM systems eliminates the need for redefining the work piece configuration to the CAM system. In other words, CAM software usually comes with a machine such as lathe or chisel. The entire system tends to be extremely expensive but increases programming accuracy, geometric conformance to design parameters and has the ability to make minor and even major changes to separate configuration and programming metrics within the same system. CAD/CAM systems utilize either wire frame or solids for the part feature generation necessary for post processing intermediate code files derived from cutter tool paths into usable “nc” code readable by numerical control machines. Wire frame geometry can be either in two or three dimensional planes, while solids are in 3d. CAD/CAM can be used widely across the world, be in school or companies

CNC is a computer controller that reads G – code and M – code commands and drives a machine tool, a powered mechanical device typically used to fabricate components by the selective removal of material. It does numerically directed interpolation of a cutting tool in the work envelope of a machine.

With this information, it would be a great advantage for the institution to acquire, if there is a possibility, this state of the art machining equipment to produce worldwide competitive machinists.

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