Monday, May 13, 2013
NO TIME? HERE'S HOW TO TAKE CO-OP OFFICERS' CDA-COMPLIANCE TRAINING - ONLINE
Falling back on your training requirements as a cooperative officer, as mandated by the Cooperative Development Authority?
Your cooperative has just started and has not enough funds to finance its officers' training?
No worry. You may now take your compliance training from a CDA- accredited training provider online. Yes, online. All you needed is access to a computer and some small fees, of course.
The Institute of Cooperative Studies, a subsidiary of the MASS-SPECC Cooperative Development Center, has come up with e-learning courses that are available online, catering to the training needs of cooperatives officers.
According to www.virtucademey.com the courses are composed of three (3) modules, with two or more lessons per module. Each lesson can be studied either by watching the video or reading the PDF file. The video can be downloaded or viewed online. As an option, the PDF files can be printed for individual study, according to this site.
In a news item at www.cda.gov.ph, it says that MASS-SPECC is the "strongest cooperative federation in the country with some 390 primary cooperative affiliates throughout Mindanao."
CDA also cited that the e-learning program is also available to non-affiliates of MASS-SPECC.
One is advised to study the lesson in the modules first before taking the test. After one passes the test, he will be notified through email on the payment procedure before the Institute of Cooperative Studies will issue the CDA-required Certificate of Completion for the course.
HOW TO ACCESS
The required courses can be accessed through www.virtucademy.com First, one has to sign up and fill out all the required information, including selecting MASS-SPECC under "Organization", the site advised.
MASS-SPECC is at MASS-SPECC Bldg., Tiano Bros- Yacapin Sts., Cagayan de Oro City. Tel. nos.: 088-856-2339/852-4869. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org