WV’s first robotics training center opens in NegOcc

first_imgStarting next week, four batches ofstudents from the province’s third district will attend the Robotics for Kidstraining. The NOLITC, through the roboticstraining center, will provide a space for innovators and leaders to converttheir curiosity into creativity and make tinkering possible to generateproducts from ideas. According to NOLITC head Ma. CristinaOrbecido, the provincial government allocated P1.5 million to purchase the equipmentfor the robotics hub that include 15 robots and 13 laptop units. The move established the province as thehost of the first robotics training center in Western Visayas, and the firstlocal government in the country to support a learning center for robotics. “We will train teachers and students.Our aim is to be able to send Negrense students to national and internationalrobotics competitions,” she said. Negros Occidental Gov. Jose Eugenio Lacson (center) with other officials during the launch of the Robotics and Intelligence Machines Program in Bacolod City on Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2019). The program aims to hone the fundamental skills of young Negrenses in the emerging fields of automation, instrumentation and robotics industry. PNA He added the NOLITC training andworkshops will augment the learning of students and make teachers as“champions” of robotics. Through the Negrense Robotics andIntelligence Machines Program, the fundamental skills of young Negrensetrainees will be honed in the emerging fields of automation, instrumentationand robotics industry. “I consider today as a good day for NegrosOccidental for we start advancing ways to empower and enable our people throughNegrense Robotics,” Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said. BACOLOD City – The government-run Negros Occidental Language andInformation Technology Center (NOLITC) has launched the Negrense Robotics andIntelligence Machines Program as part of its innovative course offerings forNegrenses. “I have yet to find someone from Region6, or from Negros (who was) with me in an international contest. That’s why wewent down to Visayas and Mindanao because the medalists are all in Luzon. Nonefrom Region 6. I would like to see that happen,” Matulac said. The NOLITC has partnered with PinoyRobot Games headed by founder Melvin Matulac for the conduct of training forteachers and students. In 2020, the Negrense Robotics Workshopswill be launched to include On-site Robotic Training and TeachersTraining. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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