Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

CPSC Director General, Acting RPID Officer, contributes to the TESDA’s National Consultation for the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan 2017-2022

2017-09_NETSDDr. Ramhari Lamichhane (3rd from left) seated with some high officials from TESDA and its partners

The CPSC Director General, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane and the Acting Research, Publications and Information Officer, Mr. Rae Emmanuel Echaveria, attended the National Consultation for the 4th Cycle of the National Education and Skills Development Plan (NTESDP) 2017-2022. The event was attended by 75 guests which was composed of senior members of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), industry representatives, partners and vocational school administrators. The event was held at the Makati Diamond Residences on November 29, 2017.

2017-09_NETSD-1Outline of the NTESDP 2017-2022 2017-09_NETSD-2The Deputy Director General of Policies and Planning,
DDG Rosanna A. Urdaneta, discussing the TVET
scenario in the Philippines in her opening seminar

As one of its TVET partners in the Philippines, CPSC became a part of the national formulation of the plan which was designed to outline the strategies in utilizing TVET for its role in the acceleration of the Philippines’ economic and social development. The plan was also in-line with the long-term vision of TESDA which sees a “Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag na Buhay” (Strong, Comfortable and Easy Life) for all Filipinos by ensuring their competitiveness in the global market through TVET.

2017-09_NETSD-3Dr. Lamichhane (right) with Fr. Jose Dindo Vitug,
Executive Director of Don Bosco Philippines
2017-09_NETSD-4The Deputy Director General of Policies and Planning,
Sec. Guiling Mamondiong, the Director General of
TESDA, delivering his opening speech on behalf of
the agency

CPSC contributed to the group composed of vocational school administrators and industry representatives. The group that tackled the possible strategies and policies that the government and the private sector should undertake to make the technical programs successful, as well as the ways to ensure the fruitful cooperation and coordination of various stakeholders in working for a common goal to utilize technical education as a way to further contribute to the success of the Filipino economy. CPSC suggested that ensuring a high-quality TVET should be a priority not only on the programs but also on the institutions that implement these programs. It forwarded the need for TVET institutions to be accredited by bodies such as the Asia-Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) to ensure that the standards being used in the country are at par with regional standards.