More than 4,000 newly-elected SK Officials in Zamboanga del Sur completes Mandatory training on May 2018. In partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Governance, the Southeast Asian Institute serves as the primary Training Institution for newly-elected SK officials in the recently concluded Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections 2018. The training covers the entire province of Zamboanga del Sur.
The trainees undergo workshops on Governance, Ethics in Public Service, Youth Development Plan Formulation, among others with training modules prescribed by the National Youth Commission.
Since the Institute has the TESDA-registered program on Barangay Secretarial Services NTR, all graduates of the training received Training Certificate both from the DILG/ NYC and from the SAILG where training completion translates into academic units and a TESDA-certified training completion certificate. Trainees received training kits including T Shirts, digital drives, printed materials and full access to computers. SAILG utilized at least 200 computers for the training.
The SK Mandatory Training is a capacity development session required to all SK officials prior to actual post as mandated by Republic Act 10742 otherwise known as the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Law.