TESDA Tarlac Convenes Assessment Center Managers and Assessors
SAN MIGUEL, Tarlac City – TESDA Tarlac Provincial Office through its head, Director Elizabeth DM. Manio convened the Tarlac Assessment Center Managers and Assessors for a calibration/moderation on 7 June 2019 at Max’s, Luisita Business Park, San Miguel, Tarlac City, Tarlac.
After the program preliminaries, TESDA Tarlac Provincial
Director (PD) Elizabeth DM. Manio thanked the participants for their
presence and assured them that the interest of all involved in Competency
Assessment and Certification (CAC) are always under consideration in all
decisions made from national to provincial level.
The forum started with a review of responsibilities of all involved in competency assessment based on the Operations Manual for Assessment Centers, with emphasis on the continued presence of AC manager throughout the process.
The relevance of ISO certification to daily operation was also given ample consideration. The participants were made aware that the value of all certificates issued by TESDA is solely based on trust. Trust on the face value of the issuance. Trust that when TESDA certifies, reliability is guaranteed. Hence the constant reevaluation of the CAC processes against the standard as certified by ISO9001:2015. This constant monitoring and checking are the sources of friction that precipitated today’s activity.
During the open forum the role and scope of TESDA representatives (reps) were discussed and moderated. The discussions swung from TESDA reps, to assessor competence, to allowances during assessment.
It was clarified during the open forum that TESDA reps are there to oversee the proceedings and may point out any deviation from the procedure and will refuse to sign any and all documents when in doubt of the conformity of the assessment conducted.
The assessors on the other were encouraged to continuously upgrade their skills not only as technicians, but also as the vanguards CAC.
Assessment Center Managers were reminded on the necessity of rotation in the appointment of assessors to enable all assessors to continuously hone their skills and to be mindful of their request for flexibility and allowances during the conduct of assessment lest they end up asking permission to go against established procedures. The activity ended on high hopes that issues will be easily resolved as a result of today’s activity.