BUTUAN CITY – 12/17/19

(R) Marcelino M. Ahon, Jr., ICT Unit Head conducting the workshop.

Aiming to provide regional employees with better understanding on the integration of updated word processing tools in their office tasks, OIC-Regional Director Francis Cesar Bringas, CESO V, through the Information and Communication Technology Unit (ICTU), spearheaded the conduct of Microsoft Office 365 Empowerment Program held on December 10-13, 2019 at the Almont City Hotel, Butuan City.

The two-day training was conducted for two batches of participants from all levels. The first batch trained on December 10-11. The second batch had it on December 12-13 at the same venue. This was to ensure continued services at the regional office despite the absence of participating employees.

According to ICTU Chief Mr. Marcelino M. Ahon, Jr., DepEd had purchased MS Office 365 license subscription from Microsoft Corporation, thus enabling all DepEd employees to have an account through which they can access and use all the updated features of associated Microsoft applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, among others.

Ahon stressed that since the software is linked to the web-based Cloud system, it provides an easy, safe, and secure access and retrieval of files. “This allows employees to send or download their files from almost anywhere, at any time, and even without using their own laptops or personal computers,” he articulated.

During the training, Ahon discussed the overview of MS Office 365, the importance of Workplace as a platform of communication in the office, as well as the workshops on the use of various applications such as OneNote, Outlook, Calendars, Contacts, Task, MS Powerpoint, MS Word, Planner, Forms, MS Teams, and One Drive.

Nerison S. Pitogo, Computer Programmer II, facilitated the workshops on MS Excel as well as the presentation of Information Systems.  Cesar V. Salacata, Computer Maintenance Technologist I, facilitated the validation and distribution of 0365 accounts for the participants.

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