TESDA Tarlac, TATVI Holds Multi-Sector TVET Stakeholder’s Forum
TARLAC CITY, Tarlac – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Tarlac Provincial Office in partnership with the Tarlac Association of Technical Vocational Institutes conducted a Multi – Sector Technical Vocational Education and Training Stakeholder’s Forum at Max’s Restaurant, Luisita Business Park, San Miguel, Tarlac on 28 February 2017.
In attendance were Technical Vocational Institutes, National Government Agencies, and Industry Partners.
The National Economic Development Authority represented by Divina Hope Vallejo vice Regional Director Severino A. Santos, elaborated on the “Medium Term Philippine Development Plan with Emphasis on the Development Initiatives in Region III.”
Romeo R. Ariola – Senior Consultant, K12 Plus Project representing Antonio L. Sayo, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Senior Adviser, K12 Plus Project, discussed “Overcoming the Skills Shortage Bottleneck through Industry Skills Mapping and Curriculum Development.”
Regional Director Ana C. Dione of the Department of Labor and Employment Region III represented by Annis G. Ong, Labor and Employment Officer, shared the “Key Employment Generators and Skills Priorities in Region III.”
Rommel C. Narciso, Assistant Vice President, External Affairs, Clark Development Corporation, presented the “Employment Opportunities at Clark Freeport Zone.”
Atty Severo C. Pastor, Jr., Manager: Labor Department, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, represented by Dottie P. Varela, Human Resource Management Officer revealed the “Employment Opportunities at SBMA.”
After the fora, a workshop facilitated by the Concepcion Vocational School Administrator Alvin L. Yturralde, and presentation of output followed.
TESDA Tarlac Provincial Director Ben-Hur B. Baniqued summarized the fora with thoughts on the need for a tailor made curriculum and industry driven training programs; the imperative on the TVIs to use the scholarship grant to improve their facilities; and the assurance of an equitable distribution of the Training for Work Scholarship Program grant.