Regional Training Center – National Capital Region



Advancing Technical Writing Skills: The Impact of the Applied Research Series Module 2 on TESDA-NCR’s R&D Personnel

The Applied Research Series Module 2: Technical Writing was conducted on July 17 and 18, 2023, as a follow-up training workshop to enhance the capabilities of the Research & Development personnel of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – National Capital Region (TESDA-NCR). The training was organized in partnership with the Technological University of the Philippines – Taguig and aimed to provide participants with advanced skills in technical writing.

A total of 22 participants attended the training workshop. These participants were a combination of attendees from the previous module Applied Research: Retooling Tech-Voc Teachers in Teaching and Learning of Technology Courses and new attendees from the TESDA Technology Institutions in the National Capital Region. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise added value to the training sessions, creating an environment conducive to knowledge sharing and collaboration.

The training workshop was conducted over a two-day period and featured a combination of interactive lectures, hands-on exercises, and group discussions. The training modules were designed to cover the following topics:

  1. Understanding the fundamentals of technical writing and its significance in the research and development process.
  2. Best practices for organizing and structuring research reports and technical documents.
  3. Techniques in creating and presenting complex technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  4. Common pitfalls to avoid in technical writing and how to ensure accuracy and precision in documentation.
  5. Effective communication strategies for conveying technical information to non-technical audiences.
  6. Technical Writing workshop.
  7. Presentation and critiquing of the research title and objectives.

Throughout the workshop, participants were encouraged to actively participate, share their experiences, and ask questions to enhance their understanding of the concepts being taught.

The Applied Research Series Module 2: Technical Writing received positive feedback from the participants. They expressed satisfaction with the content and delivery of the training, stating that the sessions were informative, engaging, and highly relevant to their roles as Research & Development personnel.

The following outcomes were observed:

  1. Improved Understanding: Participants demonstrated a deeper understanding of the principles and techniques of technical writing, with a specific focus on its application in the context of research and development.
  2. Enhanced Skills: Attendees honed their technical writing skills through practical exercises, allowing them to create more coherent and professional research reports and technical documents.
  3. Increased Confidence: Participants reported feeling more confident in their ability to communicate complex technical information effectively, even when addressing non-technical audiences.
  4. Collaboration and Networking: The workshop provided a platform for participants from different TESDA Training Institutes to interact, share experiences, and build professional networks.

The Applied Research Series Module 2: Technical Writing was a successful training workshop, achieving its objectives of enhancing the capabilities of the Research & Development personnel from TESDA-NCR. The collaboration between the Regional Training Center – NCR and the Technological University of the Philippines – Taguig played a significant role in ensuring the workshop’s effectiveness and relevance.

The participants’ positive feedback and demonstrated improvement in technical writing skills affirm the value of such training initiatives. It is recommended that similar training and other Research and Development enhancing programs be organized in the future to continue supporting the professional growth and development of TESDA-NCR’s workforce.

Opening remarks with the Regional Training Center Administrator Mr. Gilbert M. Castro.

Lectures and discussions with the facilitators, Ms. Ruby Mae B. Torres, Ms. Lizette P. Terania, and Ms. Annaline P. Tanto.

 Photo opportunity of the participants with the Resource Speakers and RTC-NCR Administrator.

Prepared by:

Junrey M. Eguna

RTC-NCR R&D Unit Head

July 20, 2023

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