ASCOT Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences recently added forty (40) new Foresters from its roster of successful graduates as PRC release the results of the September 2016 Licensure Examination for Foresters.
ASCOT had a performance rating of 36.04%, 6.41% higher compared to the last years passing percentage. Also, ASCOT is one of the Colleges with the highest number of examinees in the country with a total of 111 examinees including 56 first timers and 55 repeaters.
The 40 passers were among the 633 successful examinees out of the 1370 board takers who hurdle the Licensure Examination for Foresters given by the PRC Board for Foresters last September 13-14, 2016.
Institutional performance rating above the national passing average was posted for the Aurora State College of Technology in the result of the September 2016 Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination and Registered Master Electrician Licensure Examination administered last September 2-3, and September 4 respectively.
Eleven out of the twelve first time takers (91.67%) and four among the eight repeaters (50%) successfully passed the Registered Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination giving ASCOT an overall performance rating of 75%, a rating higher compared to the 68% national passing average.
Moreover, five of the seven first timers (71.43%) and two repeaters (100%) also passed the Registered Master Electrician Licensure Examination giving the College a performance rating of 77.78% against the national passing rate of 68%.
Streaks of blue, orange, maroon, yellow, green, pink, and black filled the bleachers of Sentro Baler as ASCOT holds the opening of Intramurals 2016 in a very colourful and festive mood today, September 7, 2016. The reverberating cheers and yells from the competing teams were of excitement to an epic week of activities that was about to begin.
ASCOT Intramurals 2016
The College President, Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes, then welcomed everybody with a message about excellence and comradeship which is linked with this year’s theme, “Building Camaraderie and Excellence through Sports”. She stated that despite the competitive nature of the intramural events, athletes must remember that all of these activities are meant to inculcate a sense of camaraderie among ASCOTians.
The torch lightning ceremony led by Mr. Robert Bermudo, SCUAA Gold Medalist, the hoisting of team flags spearheaded by the College and Team Officials and the Oath of Athlete led by Ms. Ladie Queenie Torres signalled the official start of the 4-days Intramurals.
With the theme, “Nurturing the Mind, the Heart, and the Body in Achieving Excellence and Holistic Development of ASCOT Young Professionals” the ASCOT graduates studies students find a day of their own to bond and learn with each other. This time outside of the 4 corner of their rooms.
Last August 20, 2016 the students and faculty of Graduate Studies Department gathered in the ASCOT gymnasium for a Seminar on Leadership and Values Formation – “Social Transformation through ASCOT Young Professionals as Leaders of the Future with a Passion to Service”
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its program Shared Service Facility(SSF) awarded the cacao processing equipment and machineries to ASCOT during the Turn-Over Ceremony held today, August 24, 2016 at ASCOT, Zabali Campus, Baler, Aurora.
Turn-over Ceremony of Cacao Processing Shared Service Facility
The Shared Service Facility worth Php. 456, 500 comprises of Cacao Bean Roaster, Cacao Grinder, Mixed Cacao Making Machine with Manual Guitar Cutter, Stainless Steel Working Table, Sorting Table with Oil Drainage and Foot Stamp Sealer.
Dir. Brigida Pili, Provincial Director of DTI Aurora and Mr. Aldrin Veneracion, Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist graced the ceremony and talked about the project collaboration and coordination. Mr. Veneracion stated that the project was initiated by the ASCOT Alumni Association through the leadership of the Alumni President, Mr. Danny Enguerra. He mentioned that the Cacao Processing SSF Project aims to maximize the revenue from cacao beans by transforming farmers from mere passive producers to active processors of cacao.