WMSU launches 3 products, signs MOA with TESDA
February 17, 2014
Signing the MOA between WMSU and TESDA were (L-R) TESDA OIC-ROD Ms. Alma F. Gudmalin, WMSU President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, TESDA IX Dir. Lorenzo G. Macapili and WMSU Board Secretary Dr. Ricardo Danilo E. Corteza.

Signing the MOA between WMSU and TESDA were (L-R) TESDA OIC-ROD Ms. Alma F. Gudmalin, WMSU President Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, TESDA IX Dir. Lorenzo G. Macapili and WMSU Board Secretary Dr. Ricardo Danilo E. Corteza.

WMSU President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho led the symbolic ribbon cutting of the CHE products with Private Sector Rep. Hon. Edwin G. To, TESDA IX Dir. Lorenzo G. Macapili and CHE Dean Prof. Lucia M. Santos in the background.

WMSU President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho led the symbolic ribbon cutting of the CHE products with Private Sector Rep. Hon. Edwin G. To, TESDA IX Dir. Lorenzo G. Macapili and CHE Dean Prof. Lucia M. Santos in the background.

Training panelists and product evaluators from different stakeholders rendezvoused at the College of Home Economics for the product launch and MOA signing on Valentine's Day.

Training panelists and product evaluators from different stakeholders rendezvoused at the College of Home Economics for the product launch and MOA signing on Valentine’s Day.

Former Deans of the College of Home Economics showed their support to the College's new move.

Former Deans of the College of Home Economics showed their support to the College’s new move.

In preparation for the implementation of the K-12 program of the Department of Education, Western Mindanao State University has recently signed a joint declaration of partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on Friday, Feburary 14 at the WMSU College of Home Economics.

Through a Memorandum of Agreement signed by both parties, WMSU’s College of Home Economics will then be the center of assessment for Food Processing by TESDA since there is no other venue for the mentioned assessment in Zamboanga City. WMSU and TESDA shall therefore share the resources, facilities and technical personnel of both parties. This will benefit the faculty members of the College of Home Economics since a national certification by TESDA is required for the instructors to be K-12 ready in 2016.

The signatories for the MOA signing were WMSU President-Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho, University and Board Secretary-Dr. Ricardo Danilo E. Corteza, OIC-Regional Director of TESDA IX, Dir. Lorenzo G. Macapili and OIC of the TESDA Regional Operations Division-Ms. Alma F. Gudmalin.

In his message, TESDA IX Dir. Macapili stated that TESDA is looking forward to more accredited training and assessment centers in the University, starting off with food processing.

Coincidentally, the College of Home Economics, through Dean-Prof. Lucia M. Santos, has also launched three products for commercialization: All-seasons Homemade Ham, Cured Chicken Country Style and WMSU’s version of the European Fruitcake. These products were evaluated by sets of training panelists and product evaluators from different government agencies.
Present in the affair dubbed as “FEBulous event” were members of the WMSU Board of Regents—Private Sector Representative, Hon. Edwin G. To, CHED Regional Director, Dr. Emmylou B. Yanga, and Student Regent, Engr. Aldrin B. Abdurahim; other guests were evaluators from TESDA, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and other stakeholders in the city.

WMSU President, Dr. Ho expressed her gratitude to the partners and supporters of the partnership and stressed the importance of incoming generating activities, through linkages with the business sectors, in reaching out to the underprivileged students of the University. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)

College of Home Economics launched three products during the MOA signing: (Clockwise from upper left) European Fruitcake, Cured Chicken Country Style and All-seasons Homemade Ham.

College of Home Economics launched three products during the MOA signing: (Clockwise from upper left) European Fruitcake, Cured Chicken Country Style and All-seasons Homemade Ham.