True to its mandate of empowering communities, the Extension Services of Cebu Technological University (CTU) aims to provide the small, marginalized communities of the province of Cebu the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for sustained productivity, profitability and well-being. It also aims to upgrade the technical capabilities of extensionists and other development workers of its satellite schools to deliver vital services and ecologically sound technologies to its surrounding communities.
The University Extension Services Office, in line with the government’s thrust for inclusive social and economic development through mobilizing knowledge and technology towards generating employment, reducing poverty, and taking good care of the planet, has been actively conducting extension programs that are responsive to a community-defined need and that contribute to the attainment of the world’s sustainable development goals.
Through capacity-building mechanisms, strengthened engagements with stakeholders, enabling institutional policies, and sustainable community extension practices, the university community of extensionistas hope to transform the self, the institution, and the society for a sustainable future.
A premier, multidisciplinary technological university.
The University shall primarily provide advanced professional and technical instruction for special purposes, advanced studies in industrial trade, agriculture, fishery, forestry, aeronautics, land-based programs, arts and sciences, health sciences, information technology and other relevant fields of study. It shall also undertake research and extension services and provide progressive leadership in its areas of specialization (Sec. 2 of RA 9744).
OUTCOMES OF THE OFFICE
Extension Services has been part of the daily activity of the University in its pursuit of its goals, yet it is less acknowledged as an entity. This, however, changed when in 1994, the CSCST-System President Barillo ordered the inclusion of the Extension Services as an additional function of the College. This was earmarked with the budget allocated from the Congressional Development Fund of Senator Raul S. Roco. In the same year, a request for a distinct Extension Services budget was submitted to the Department of Finance and Management. The request was granted in 1995. Not long after, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) mandated all state colleges and universities to include Extension Services among their functions.
On November 10, 2010, the Cebu State College of Science and Technology was converted into a state university named Cebu Technological University under Republic Act (R.A.) 9744. Extension Services as one of the four functions of State Colleges and Universities tasked to deliver relevant research outputs and other services to the community.