2nd semester of RTCs kicks off with conduct of MS Excel for Database Management

Posted August 26, 2022

The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) conducted the virtual Regular Training Course (RTC) on Microsoft Excel for Database Management on July 18-21, 2022.

The course, which signals the second semester run of the PSRTI Regular Training Courses, was attended by 58 participants, split into two sections. Participants are from the: Bureau of Corrections, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Commission on Population and Development, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Health, Department of Health – Central Luzon Center for Health Development, Department of Health Davao Center for Health Development, Department of Justice, Local Government Unit of Atok, Mines and Geosciences Bureau MIMAROPA Region, National Economic Development Authority, National Irrigation Administration, National Nutrition Council, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Provincial Government of La Union, Technological University of the Philippines, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Western Visayas Medical Center, and Zamboanga City Medical Center.

The Training Division Chief Statistical Specialist, and concurrently the PSRTI Officer-in-Charge, Ms. Maria Praxedes R. Peña gave the welcome remarks followed by the introduction of the participants. Mr. Sim L. Estallo, a certified Microsoft Office specialist, and Mr. Primitivo Warren B. Garcera, former instructor & Course Developer at the Informatics Computer Institute, served as the Resource Persons for the two groups.

The training course covers the basics of using Microsoft Excel and some formulas and functions that are useful in data management such as using conditional formats, generating pivot tables, and basic macros, among others. Participants were given activities that they worked on during workshops applying the techniques discussed in the lecture in real-time.

Overall, the participants commended the resource persons as well as the PSRTI training team for organizing an interactive and sustained learning experience for everyone. They look forward to applying the techniques they learned from this training in accomplishing their tasks more efficiently. A participant also mentioned that, “I’m looking forward to undergo other trainings of PSRTI.”