The EXTENSION SERVICES OFFICE
Republic Act No. 9289 (the conversion act) mandates that the College shall undertake research and extension services and provide progressive leadership in the area of specialization.
The Extension Services Office was formally created during the administration of Dr. Henry Lañada in the year 2008. Its first Director was Dr. Luna G. Madera who supervised ESO until May 2012. In June of the same year, Dr. Madera was designated Dean of the Technical Teacher Education. With the approval of the Board of trustees, Dr. Renylin M. Udaundo took over as ESO’s second designated Director. After her term of office, The board designated Mr. Maximino G. Valencia as the ESO’s director.
The Extension Services Office (ESO), as one of the major thrusts of an institution of higher learning was formally organized by virtue of Board Resolution No. 81, s. 2005, “ Approving the MPC Organizational Structure” during the 6th Regular Meeting of Board of Trustees held on July 26, 2005. It crystallizes the role of the institution in sharing its knowledge and resources to the wider population.
The Extension Services Office (ESO) is the venue of bringing crucial tasks about individual and social transformation, professional growth and development. It brings about new information and technologies discovered through collaboration, cooperation, networking and research activities. This therefore imposes a significant responsibility on the community within the college services area which can access the institution’s intellectual resources, facilities and activities.
The Extension Services Office is the institution’s arm that shall take charge of the management, operations and other activities relative to community and extension services to contribute to the attainment of the College’s vision, mission and goals through promotion and extension.
The MPC ESO adopts this Community Developers’ Philosophy from an Old Chinese Proverb:
Go to the people,
Learn from them,
Plan with them,
Work with them,
Care for them.
Start with what they know,
Build on what they have,
When their tasks are accomplished,
Their works are done,
The people will say,” We have done it ourselves,”
VISION, MISSION, GOALS AND STRATEGIES
The Marikina Polytechnic College shall be the model school in providing extension services in the community.
The Marikina Polytechnic College shall provide meaningful and functional extension services.
GOALS AND STRATEGIES
Establish linkages or partnerships
- Determine the profile of the community and its service.
- Conduct dialogues with barangay units and LGUs.
- Hold meetings or conferences with Barangay officials.
- Develop brochures/flyers on the extension services of MPC.
- Conduct training needs assessment.
To develop awareness among the stakeholders on the importance of extension services
- Conduct orientation/meeting.
- Involve the faculty, students and staff in community projects/ activities.
- Cultivate the spirit of volunteerism.
- Conduct seminars and leadership trainings.
- Conduct documentary film showing.
- Coordinate with the community leaders regarding their projects and activities.
- Perform community services
- Organize extension training staff.
- Prepare training plan.
- Conduct skills training program.
PROGRAM OF THE EXTENSION SERVICES
The goal is to develop and strengthen the social awareness and analysis of the college community local, regional and national concerns. The office organizes opportunities and venues where faculty, students and staff may express and exchange insights on various areas of concerns.
The ESO establishes and links with other academic institution to support academic institution to support academic programs of the College. It also links with government and non-government organizations, professional organizations and other local and internal civil societies for collaborative projects relevant to quality and excellence in education.
The following are the current partners of ESO:
- Dream House Social Service Inc.
- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (NCR)
- Faith Christian Fellowship
- Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc.
- Department of Education, Marikina Division
- Brgy, Nangka
- Brgy. Mayamot
- Nangka Elementary School
- Marikina High School
Members of the college community are required to give their time and talent to serve the less privileged sectors of the society. To do this, this office plans, organizes and manages educational and socio-cultural programs, literacy, skills training program and livelihood projects and education program of the students and faculty members and other relevant extension activities geared toward promoting development of the community and its people.
Continuing Education/Non-Formal Education Program
The college ESO offers and delivers trainings on education and development programs in residences and at locations other than the College. It designs, develops and delivers a variety of educational programs related to extension required to meet the learning needs of a diverse human population such as that of various professionals, adult learners, out of school youths children of all ages and many others.
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