Wednesday, 20th September 2023

In an event that underscores the commitment to education and community development, the Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology (ASSCAT) partnered with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Trento for a historic Deed of Donation signing. This occasion unfolded during the College of Business Administration (CBA) Launching at the ASSCAT Trento Satellite Campus.

Key figures in attendance included administrative unit heads of ASSCAT, college deans, directors, and dedicated faculty and staff from the Trento Satellite Campus. Dr. Carmelo S. Lianto, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Quality Assurance at ASSCAT, led the institution’s delegation, emphasizing their dedication to academic excellence and regional development.

Hon. William Calvez, the leader of LGU Trento, graced the event with his presence, highlighting the LGU’s strong support for this educational partnership.

Solidifying Commitment Through Land Donation

The central focus of the event was the signing of the Deed of Donation, symbolizing the LGU Trento’s generous contribution of a portion of land with Lot No. 3033-A, CAD 1145-D PLS4, situated in Barangay Poblacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur. This land transfer represents a significant step towards realizing ASSCAT’s mission of providing quality education, research opportunities, extension services, and production support for the local community.

Crucially, the LGU Trento’s commitment transcends any potential changes in leadership, ensuring the enduring stability of the land’s use for educational and community development purposes.

Forward-Thinking CBA Program Launch

In conjunction with the Deed of Donation signing, ASSCAT inaugurated its College of Business Administration (CBA) program. This addition to the academic offerings reflects the institution’s strategic foresight in preparing students for the evolving demands of the business world. The CBA program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values needed for success in diverse business sectors. Its inclusion in this event demonstrates ASSCAT’s forward-thinking approach to academic development.

Student Entrepreneurship Takes Center Stage

Adding a practical dimension to the event, CBA students organized the Foodpreneur Expo. This expo featured stalls and exhibits where students showcased their innovative food-related ventures, encompassing culinary creations and food products. The expo served as a platform for students to apply their education in real-world business scenarios, fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and practical learning within ASSCAT. Moreover, it made a significant contribution to the local community by promoting and supporting local food businesses.

In conclusion, the Deed of Donation signing between ASSCAT and LGU Trento, coupled with the launch of the CBA program and the Foodpreneur Expo, marks a pivotal moment in the pursuit of educational excellence and community progress. This partnership stands as a testament to the transformative power of education and entrepreneurship in Trento, Agusan del Sur.