The Technology Resource Center (TRC) and the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) are set to jointly pursue various development projects to advance the commercialization of aquatic and marine-related technologies.
In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed recently by both parties, the TRC and PCAMRD have agreed to work together to identify relevant technologies and implement programs for their widespread commercialization. Aside from coming out with specialized livelihood training packages and educational materials, the two institutions are also looking into possibly utilizing the Internet as a communication and training tool to reach even wider audiences, especially the overseas Filipino workers (OFW).
A joint consultative body is now being formed to iron-out the details of the said accord, the details of which shall be covered in a future memorandum of agreement (MOA).
The TRC is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) under the administrative supervision of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Formerly known as TRC or Technology and Livelihood Resource Center, TRC was popularly known for its role in disseminating a range of easy-to-learn livelihood technology through hands-on training, its TV show Negosiyete and the publication of educational booklets and VCDs.
The PCAMRD is also under the DOST supervision and is tasked mainly to formulate strategies, policies, plans and programs for aquatic and marine resources research and development.