National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No.5

12 March 2018


Computer skills as a basic tool for productivity

Nowadays, the use of computer is common in many workplaces since almost all offices use computer for the purpose of emailing and documenting ideas.  Computer skills become a basic requirement for most jobs as most offices require every job applicant to at least possess computer skills, as well as basic understanding on how to use and operate a computer including word processors and computer programs.

Last February 27, 2018, the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch 5 (RCMB5) provided a training titled “Computer Hardware and Software Fundamentals”.  The activity was attended by personnel of said office.  The primary objective of the seminar is to familiarise the employees of the various parts of the computer and to test their knowledge about it.

A professor from AMA Computer College, Engr. Rey Kelly Larce conducted a four-hour lecture on the topics about computer parts and their functions.  He also discussed about basic hardware and software troubleshooting of computers wherein the employees were asked to perform hands-on computer exercises to work-out basic computer commands and to determine whether the participants were able to capture the content of the training.  As Engr. Larce said, “Being a computer literate will increase productivity and also work out problems that can cost time and amount of money.”  As a result, computers have become an important tool on how workers perform their tasks.

This basic computer training provides a foundation on which employees can build new skills in their work.  Learning how to operate software and hardware can be easier if one has already a clear understanding of the foundation of computer programs.

The employees who participated in the training realized that indeed computers can increase the speed and accuracy of many work processes; that documents can be inputted or edited faster with the help of the computer software.  It can also access and reproduce reports with great speed.

At the end of the presentations, Regional Branch Director Reynaldo Foncardas posed a question to the lecturer on how to maintain the longevity or useful life of the computer units.  Engr. Larce shared two tips about good maintenance of computers.  First is to maintain cleanliness.  Second is to update the software for safety purposes.  – contributed by Jennifer Mae A. Novela

Reviewed by:


Senior LEO/LIO-designate





Regional Branch Director