TARLAC CITY — Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Tarlac trained Municipal Science and Technology Coordinators (MSTCs) on conducting and preparing Technology Needs Assessment (TNA).
It is a set of documentary requirements pre-requisite for science and technology project proposals in their respective local government units.
During Friday’s first capacity building training for Project Municipal Innovation through Science and Technology (MIST), DOST Provincial Director Karen Dañez said the activity is part of the second mechanism of the project which is to capacitate.
“We have already fulfilled the first C of project MIST which is to connect, this time we shall capacitate you MSTCs to attain the science and technology projects that can help your communities,” Dañez elaborated.
She said the third C-collaborate, will be achieved after the accomplishment of all necessary measures they are currently working on.
In her discussion, DOST Science Research Specialist II Dinah Cañero said TNA is a tool that could identify the gap between an enterprise’s technology vision, goals, and needs and its present situations.
“This tool will identify the strengths and weaknesses of an enterprise, gaps within its operation and recommend appropriate interventions,” she said.
“Also, other forms of assistance that may be provided for successful enterprise development and management,” Cañero furthered.
Project MIST aims to bring DOST’s programs closer to communities. In Central Luzon, it is currently being piloted in Tarlac.
It is being implemented in partnership with the provincial government of Tarlac, municipal governments, Tarlac State University and Philippine Information Agency.