“First in Pangasinan to be ISO Certified in 75 days!”
This is the target of the Schools Division Office of San Carlos City as it traverses the fourth phase of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) journey, July 17-20.
On the 53rd day of SDO-SCC’s ISO journey, personnel from the Office of the Schools Division Superintendent (OSDS), Curriculum Implementation Division (CID) and Schools Governance and Operation Division (SGOD) including selected school heads and teachers from the five districts of SCC convened to commence the four-day training on Internal Audit for Quality Management System at the Division Conference Hall.
The 4th phase was started with an opening program wherein Dr. Virgilio Padlan, Education Program Supervisor in Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE), welcomed the participants. Dr. Padlan stated that everyone must keep himself/herself busy and be on the right track in terms of rendering service towards reaching customers’ satisfaction. “Matuto ng tamang proseso tungo sa magandang serbisyo para sa customers,” he reiterated.
In her inspirational message, Dr. Sheila Marie A. Primicias, Schools Division Superintendent, enjoined the participants to continue working and supporting the ISO journey to meet the division’s target – that is to be ISO certified in 75 days. “Maraming magagawa kung may pagkakaisa,” she said. Dr. Primicias also encouraged the participants to explain the beauty of ISO and start doing the ISO way in schools.
Mr. Villamor Q. Gloria, OIC-SGOD, delivered the statement of purpose and extended his congratulations as SDO-SCC’s goal to be ISO certified is near realization.
Lectures on a series of topics followed after the opening program. Among the topics were Principles of Auditing, Audit Criteria, Audit Evidence, Selecting an Internal Auditor, Purpose and Phases of Internal Quality Audit and Planning for Internal Audits. Miss Claudine Bianca B. Bantog and Miss Kaycee M. Mendoza, Junior Auditors of ISO 9001:2015 and Miss Aprillyn Salonga served as resource speakers and training assistant, respectively.
Miss Bantog explained the need to conduct internal audits to identify weak links and find opportunities for improvement for an effective quality management system. She emphasized the importance of managing an internal audit process which is a key factor to ensuring effectiveness of a quality management system.
Miss Mendoza discussed the audit process starting from organizing the Internal Quality Audit (IQA) team, planning the audit, implementing the internal audit up to improving internal auditing.
The four-day training embraces activities such as lectures/discussions, workshop, internal auditing including opening meeting and audit reporting including closing meeting.