Income Generating Projects (IGPs) collectively stand as Cebu Technological University’s stronghold for economic development. The viability of such projects to respond to the nation’s growing demand was addressed by CHED Commissioner Ruperto S. Sangalang in CTU-Carmen on Friday, October 7.
Apart from visiting CTU-Carmen,beneficiary of the government funding to boost production of aquatic resources, he intended to really talk more on establishing techno-demo and income-generating projects (IGPs) in state universities and colleges (SUCs). He elaborated on the connection of research and extension to optimize results.
Accomplishments of other SUCs in the country, particularly Central Luzon State University, were shown for having sustained several projects that directly augment the region’s food security.
Com. Sangalang spoke of successfully establishing techno-demo projects through programs such as: Asset Inventory Management for SUCs (AIMS),National Agricultural and Fisheries Education System(NAFES), and Educated Marginalized Entrepreneur Resource Generation (EMERGE).
In his speech, CTU-IGP personnel received a major boost as he reiterated the country’s thrust of promoting innovations. CTU is one of Cebu province’s major supporters in engaging the communities through its various projects that include marinated bangus, pickles, squash ships, pastries, native shoes, boneless spread, peanut bread coffee, hand sanitizer, fertilizer and more. Satellite campuses have been consistently showcasing their products to the clients in the local, national and international arena.
University Professor Corazon P. Macachor ensured that Com. Sangalang’s attendance would address several concerns on IGP establishment. In fact in her previous correspondence, it was the commissioner himself who chose the topic, “establishing techno-demo IGPs in state universities and colleges.” He believed in the impact of IGPs to the growing demand of resources for the stakeholders.
Moreover, he shared his ideas on fermentation with CTU personnel in the afternoon session. Dr. Gines Pasaje and Dr. Servando Bernante, campus directors of CTU-Barili and CTU-Carmen, joined Com. Sangalang and CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. in strengthening the university’s goal of enhancing agro-fishery projects.
Upon arrival, Com. Sangalang viewed the exhibits from different campuses. These have been patented and have contributed to the university’s massive endeavor in projecting a sustainable well-being of Cebu province and of the nation. (UPO)