Acceleration of Online Training Course Development at AQD
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For the past 46 years, SEAFDEC/AQD has hosted over 12,000 trainees from all over the world who took part in hands-on training courses that the Department organized as part of AQD’s mandate to promote human resource development in aquaculture through training. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 which was declared a pandemic in March 2020, led to widespread restrictions on travel and mass gatherings which abruptly called for the indefinite postponement of most of AQD’s scheduled training courses. With disruptions brought about by COVID-19 and the growing demand for human resource development in food production sectors, the need to develop additional and better online training courses has been brought to light. Underscoring the advantage and potentials of leveraging on the Internet to deliver information and developing human resources, AQD’s distance learning courses will proceed as scheduled.