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Evaluation report of 11th professional training under watershed project at Fatehjang, Punjab-Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad
  • 2Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad
  • 3Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad
  • 4Social Sciences Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 9, Issue (4), Pages 1-10, October,14 (2020)

Abstract

This paper aimed to assess the effectiveness of training on professionals knowledge and skills and to provide suggestions that how can further improve the knowledge levels of respondents through effective training program in future. An 11th professional training on Watershed Rehabilitation & Irrigation Technology Improvement was organized by CAEWRI, NARC dated 12th to 14th May, 2015. The training was held at Fatehjang Field Station of NARC at district Punjab with the financial support of ICARDA and USDA. The main technologies discussed in training were drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, solar pumping irrigation and irrigation water scheduling. There were about thirty seven professionals become involved from different government and non-government organizations. Based on the pre and post-training findings, the participants interest and fondness in the training was exceptionally great. Further, the most positive thing of the training was the young professionals participation as 51 percent were belong to age group of (20-30) years. The mean observations of majority training respondents for instructors were positive as 28 percent were strongly agreed and 40 percent were simply agreed about the instructors teaching methods and presenting skills, their subject knowledge, answering to questions ability and keeping the respondent attention during training. Similarly the mean observations of training respondents for overall training were also good as 29 percent of respondents were strongly agreed and 47 percent were simply agreed regarding training relevancy, training facilities, subject information, supporting material, sufficient time for training and the overall quality of training workshop. It is evident from the results that majority of training respondents were rated the training course very positively. However, some respondents had showed neutral response and few were disagreed which indicates the possibility for improvement. Consequently, the post-training results had showed positive impact and an enormous change reported in respondents knowledge and awareness about the technologies. All training participants had showed much attention in training activities and assured that such training programs could generate positive awareness about the new inventions and will be much helpful in technologies dissemination in future. However, this short-term evaluation results indicate to us that this training course were of good quality and had relevant contents.

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