To enhance the quality of life of the people, which is consistent with the government’s goal of providing education for all. This vision of people’s development is to be achieved by effective implementation of quality extension projects.
- Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College, extension services will be geared towards the development and implementation of innovative and high quality extension programs to its beneficiaries to:
- Meet the diverse need of the socially and educationally disadvantaged in the quest for an improved quality of life.
- Assist with the cultural, social, moral and economic upliftment of the local communities.
- To support Instruction and functions of the college.
- The Extension Program beneficiaries are the Filipino people particularly the rural poor, unemployed adults. Out-of-school youth, the illiterates, unemployed women, the disabled and indigenous communities.
- NIPSC believes that extension programs are means to the development of the social and productive capacity of persons leading to jobs, social mobility and sustainable development.
- NIPSC values and respects the uniqueness and potential of each individual.
- NIPSC values quality of life and protection of the environment.
- NIPSC believes that coordination and the building of linkage and networks among SUC member institution and external institution will facilitate the expansion of accessible alternative education.
To attain greater efficiency of the extension function of NIPSC and to improve the quality of life of the clientele in its service area by undertaking the following
- To undertake effective projects and activities in the service area geared towards self-reliance of the clientele.
- To Translate research result in extension programs and activities.
- To focus in increasing collaboration partnership effort with local, national and international agencies to build significant financial base vital to the implementation of it's program and in the delivery of it's service.
- To have an appropriate balance between literacy training programs and job-driven skills in all extension programs.
- To promote cooperation and involvement of the college in the delivery of services and facilities for student development of Dep.Ed. administered schools.
- To implement programs with special focus on non-degree training programs for both non-formal education for out-of-school youths, unemployed adults and professionals.
- To provide health, vocational and technical assistance in the form of consultancy or expertise to support programs of the government and non-government agencies.
- To undertake projects and activities towards environmental protection and rehabilitation.
- Provide training programs and opportunities, which will lead to the individuals, capability for self-reliance and sufficiency through the development of income generating projects.
- Develop and implement guidelines to ensure that a client-focused approach will be integrated in all its support programs.
- Initially disseminate the result of the research conducted in food production.
- Develop local and international information linkages program.
- Develop strong educational linkages, public and private partnerships and national and international contacts to sustain a high level of financial viability.
- Develop a feedback mechanism that will review the relevance of its program.
- Implement an Adopt-A-School program to promote good relationship, cooperation and involvement between the college and adopted schools.
- Implement programs and projects to protect and rehabilitate our environment and natural resources.
- Establish a core faculty with skills and knowledge on extension activities in each department who will be responsible for their respective extension activities.
- Assist each department formulate their respective extension programs and projects along the extension program/thrust of the State College.
specifically, extension program will accomplish the following:
- Implement of the government’s program thrust in food production, health education, nutrition, environmental protection that concerns out-of-school youths and adults.
- Conduct seminars and skill training in fisheries, agriculture, trade and technical courses for family and community life improvement.
- Provide linkages with other government agencies and NGOs like the CHED, DA, BFAR, DSWD, DOH, DOST, DTI, CIDA, PAEPII, and ANTEP for their thrust programs and for technology dissemination and transfer.
- Identify and adopt selected barangay/schools for community development.
- Conduct non-formal education classes in literacy and continuing education for clientele who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in their respective filed of specialization.
- Coordinate with various units/departments of the State College in the implementation of the various academic, socio-economic, cultural, fisheries, education and health-related community outreach projects.
NIPSC EXTENSION FUNCTION, THRUST AND PRIORITIES
Extension is an “inherent function” of the State College with the purpose of initiating, catalyzing and sustaining the development of various communities, specifically the adopted barangays, using the College expertise, research outputs and available resources for both academic and non-academic pursuits.
As mandated by the General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College Extension Services will focused on two major areas of concern; 1). The Non-formal Education and 2). Other Allied Extension Services. The two areas of concern includes the following; capability building or training by conducting livelihood skills training for OSY and unemployed adults, literacy program for illiterate adult, continuing program for professionals and out-of-school youths, technology transfer to partners and cooperators, Vocational, technical services and materials assistance to support programs and projects of the government, Adopt-a-School Program, Livelihood Program and Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation.
Program Thrust and Priorities
Basic consideration in the preparation of extension thrust and priorities are the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Research Agenda (NAFARRA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the Department of Education (Dep.Ed.). The present thrust and priorities are as follows:
A. Skills Development Program
A project composed of skills trainings and demonstrations involving the participation of women, adults and OSY for income generating projects or self-employed projects. Skills development program includes: Art Education skills development, Fish production and Processing Technology, Food processing Technology, Driving skills and Simple Trouble Shooting, Basic Computer Operation, Building and Wiring Installation, Welding, Flower Making, Handicraft, Simple Bookkeeping, Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), etc.
B. Literacy Program
This area of concern focuses on basic literacy program (3 R’s) for illiterate adult and OSY organized in adopted schools and barangays. Literacy classes become the venues for community immersion and alternative teaching learning strategies of students in Teacher Education Department. The program includes: Adult Education, Computer Literacy, Remedial Classes, OSY Basic Literacy class, etc.
C. Continuing Education Program
This area of concern focuses on the utilization of matured and appropriate technologies generated from researches conducted by Research Department of the State College. The program includes non-degree training courses for professionals, students, women, and young adults.
D. Health, Dental and Child Care
This program involves health services, guidance and counseling implemented in adopted schools and barangays to inculcate awareness in young mothers with children on the importance of physical and oral hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, maternal and child care.
E. Vocational/Tech. and Allied Services
This program are technical services designed to help and assist clients/community in the repair of machineries, water system facilities, wiring installation in buildings and houses for electrical connection, repair of appliances etc.
F. Livelihood Programs and Project
This is an occupational livelihood program and skills training intended for small-scale entrepreneur/fishermen’s to improve their quality of life. This includes trainings in the management of IGP’s involving operational management, production system, marketing of products etc on aquaculture, food processing, micro business enterprise and home craft business. This program increased motivation and participation in entrepreneurship and development of cooperatives.
G. Adopt-a-School Program
This project was designed to help improve the quality of education particularly the students in Dep.Ed. administered schools within the scope area of NIPSC, in response to the program of the Dep.Ed. to extend educational assistance to adopted schools as a part of their extension service to the community and in order to develop and transform adopted schools into more competitive educational institution that will cater on the development of human resources to attain the country economic goals.
H. Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation Program
This is an information dissemination activity in every coastal barangays, which comprises Northern Iloilo and other neighboring provinces. This campaign has emphasis on illegal fishing activities such as; dynamite and cyanide fishing, trawl, “hulbot-hulbot” and other destructive fishing activities affecting coastal areas. It also includes campaign on tree planting and water conservation activities.
I. Values Education
This area of concern focuses on the teaching of good citizenship values enriched in the constitution embedded during the training or seminar of target clientele. This includes four values clusters such as: Pagkamaka- Diyos; Pagkamakatao; Pagkamaka-Bayan and Pagkama-kalikasan.