TESDA Tarlac Meets with TVI Administrators and Registrars
TESDA Tarlac met with Tarlac Technical Vocational Institutions (TVI) at Max’s Restaurant, SM Tarlac City on October 5, 2017 to reconcile the 2017 accomplishments versus targets; address Unified Technical Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS) concerns; and finalize the preparation for the 2017 Regional Skills Competition at Bataan late this month.
After the program preliminaries, a rollcall was done to formally introduce the TVI administrators and registrars to the new TESDA Tarlac Provincial Director Elizabeth Dm. Manio.
In her welcome message, PD Manio reiterated the need to reconcile all data reported and the information from each TVI.
She also championed the Dual Training System (DTS) as an excellent training modality for employers to inculcate positive work ethics and for trainees to show prospective employees their suitability for employment.
Technical Education and Skills Development Specialist II (TESDS II) Neila Alibuyog presented the targets and accomplishments of EGACE.
Bishop Mario Gania, PAHETI Tarlac President, on the other hand, observed that TVIs were never made aware of targets being maintained at the Provincial Office as each TVI pursue their individual agenda unaware of the bigger picture.
PD Liza was quick to assure Bishop Gania that all TVIs will be encouraged to actively participate in next year’s target planning.
During the discussion on interventions to raise the level of accomplishments of Community Based Training (CBT), Neila encouraged the TVIs to conduct CBT as way of advertising each TVI’s program offerings.
A sort of foretaste to full certification.
Also presented were forms for use to reconcile data between the Provincial Office and TVIs.
PD Liza exhorted the administrators to explore trainings that can be conducted within the remaining training days of 2017 as a buffer against target shortfall.
When TVIs demurred in conducting CBT due to the difficulties of the registration and accreditation process, Supervising TESDS Nicolas Sacramento explained that CBT programs need not be registered and instructors need not possess National TVET Trainer’s Certificate (NTTC).
PD Liza enthusiastically suggested that CBT may also include entrepreneurial development and performing arts in singing and dancing for out of school youth and senior citizens.
Noting also that CBT training has no cap on the number of trainees per batch.
By way of incentive, the good PD intimated that CBT provisions will form part of the performance factor in the utilization rate for future Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) grants.
All TVIs were also reminded that all training regardless of date must be reported for recognition and consolidation at the TESDA Central Office.
PD Liza also announced that Competency Assessment and Certification for Workers (CACW) will be deployed for all employees to get certified for free.
Dr. Luisito de Jesus suggested that the planned deployment of CACW be communicated to the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for faster dissemination.
UTPRAS fund knowledge has been updated the deployment of new forms, new codes, and date of revision.
To the concern on the distribution of scholarship vouchers, PD Liza assured those present that a mapping will be conducted for the next cycle of training to ensure an equitable sharing of grants.
She also added that an evaluation by criteria which will be religiously observed which will be the basis for allocation.
The Regional Skills Competition will be launched on October 24-27, 2017 at Dinalupihan, Bataan.
Tarlac will field 12 competitors whom will be billeted around competition venues for the duration of the event.
When PD Liza challenged the body to show their support for the Tarlac contingent by pledging PhP35,000.00, the quick response from the administrators netted PhP160,000.00.