June 21, 2022

Taguig City – The association of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) schools and institutions has recognized Secretary Isidro Lapeña for his initiatives and programs in advancing technical vocational education and training (TVET) in the country.

On June 17, Lapeña received a Plaque of Recognition from the National Association of TESDA Technology Institutions (NATTI) during the agency’s two-day 17th General Directorate Conference held in Clark, Pampanga.

Lapeña was commended for his transformational leadership, invaluable interventions, and unwavering support to TTIs and TESDA-administered schools (TAS) specially in strengthening their manning complement, improving their physical infrastructures, increasing their scholarship allocation, and expansion of program offerings.

Further, he was recognized for establishing regional and provincial training centers that resulted in higher absorption capacity, better delivery of TVET and making TVET more inclusive across the country.

“To the incoming administration, let it be known that you will be transmitting this agency not less but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to you,” NATTI President and RTC-La Union Administrator Artemio Pulido said, addressing Lapeña.

It can be recalled that as a result of his visit to TESDA field offices, Lapeña made the establishment of training centers in every province a priority. Since his assumption, 63 additional training centers have been established nationwide.

Meanwhile, Lapeña was also commended for his initiatives in the welfare of the agency’s workforce specifically for the creation of new plantilla positions and provincial and regional training centers. The commendation was given by the TESDA Association of Concerned Employees (ACE).

“I would like to thank all the TESDA employees for trusting me to lead TESDA. The success of TESDA for the past years is because of every TESDAns working hard beyond the call of duty. I hope that you continue to serve our kababayans with such dedication” the TESDA Chief said.
The NATTI is the upgrade association of its predecessor, the Association of TESDA Administered Schools (ATAS). ###

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