October 27, 2017

 The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) organized the 2nd National Quality TVET (technical vocational education and training) Forum at the Crowne Plaza Manila Gelleria Hotel in Quezon City last October 27.

With this year's theme “Philippine TVET: Journey Towards Achieving International Quality Standards”, the event was attended by some 650 participants.

Joining TESDA in organizing the forum, which aims to inform the public on the importance of TVET and encourages the TVIs to come up with quality technical-vocational education, was the TechVoc Schools Association (TVSA) of the Philippines.

Among those who attended were TVET providers (private and public), various industry associations, TESDA Technical Institutions (TTIs) administrators, regional and provincial director of TESDA, representatives from the Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) and other stakeholders.

“We wish to establish and strengthen trust in our TVET system from our valuable clients: the unemployed, underemployed, displaced workers, career shifters, new entrants to the labor force, high school graduates and even college and post-graduate students, that they may view TVET as a viable step towards a better, more productive life,” Mamondiong said in his speech.

“The forum shall serve as a venue for exchanging information and best practices/experiences of our neighboring countries in achieving high quality, relevant, effective and accessible TVET program for all," said Mamondiong on his circular.

Part of the program honored the TVIs who have TVET programs and those that received the STAR Ratings based on performance indicators such as Program Governance and Management,  Curriculum and Program Delivery, Support Services, and Program Performance Measures.