TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)-CAR and Kalinga State University (KSU), through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed on June 6, have expressed their intentions to support the continuous education of cooperative training providers from both the city and the province.
Before the signing of the MOA, CDA-CAR Regional Director Atty. Franco Bawang, Jr. underlined that only those accredited by CDA can become speakers of any cooperative-related training.
His agency has cooperated with academies like KSU which has professionals who are experts in delivering necessary training for cooperative officers and employees.
Bawang is pleased that the KSU has responded to the request of CDA as partner in delivering training and other essential activities to hone the skills of cooperative workers especially in the City.
“Cooperative training providers have a big role to do in helping and extending cooperative services in the community. The MOA will facilitate the development of cooperatives in the city and province which aim to become a Cooperative Capital of the region,” he mentioned.
KSU President Eduardo Bagtang, in his words of affirmation after the MOA signing stressed that the KSU is willing to do its functions in providing Training of Trainers, extending knowledge to clients in the form of training that are aligned to the Extension Program and the Center for Training and Professional Development of the school.
As stated in the MOA, the CDA recognizes KSU as a partner in providing, and shall initiate the development of a standard course outline to be used in the training activity.
The KSU, on the other hand, shall conduct among trainers of accredited cooperatives and prospective applicant trainers who meet the requirements, uphold the principle of quality education and training, and provide input in the development and finalization of a training course outline.
The MOA is valid for two years. It was signed in the presence of various cooperative officers, employees of CCEDO, KSU personnel, and representatives of cooperative offices in the different LGUs. By Darwin S. Serion