NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) — Some 33 of the total 97 registered Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) in Negros Island Region (NIR) have successfully participated in the recent zonal orientation of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Information Officer Georgette Malagar of TESDA said the orientation on Deployment of Promulgated Amended Training Regulations and Competency Assessment Tools is intended to TVIs offering such qualifications.
Malagar has called on remaining registered TVIs under the Unified TVET Program Registration Accreditation System (UTPRAS) to join the orientation.
“TESDA -NIR in coordination with other private and public partners have successfully facilitated the realization of echoing the deployment of new promulgated amended Training Regulations and Competency Assessment Tools,” said Malagar.
Training Regulation serves as basis for which the competency – based curriculum, instructional materials and competency assessment tools are developed. This document represents a specific qualification.
It defines the competency standards for a national qualification and how such qualification can be gained, assessed, and be given recognition.
About nine qualifications with promulgated amended or modified training regulations and competency assessment tools were deployed as follows: Animal Production (Swine) NC II, Animal Production (Poultry) NC II, Animal Production (Ruminants) NC II, Mechatronics NC II, Mechatronics NC III, Mechatronics NC IV, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC III, and Motorcycle / Small Engine Servicing NC II.
Participants in the activity include registered TVIs from (Negros Occidental) North Negros College, Quality Education and Skills Training (QUEST), Capitol Institute of Technology (CIT), Sagay Computer Institute (SCI), Philippine Organized Workforce for Economic Recovery Foundation (POWER Foundation), RMD Agri-tourism Industries and Training Center, First Academy of Skills and Technology (FAST Academy); La Salle College Victorias, Universal School of Applied Technology of Sagay City(USAT), Kabankalan Catholic College, PTC – Cadiz, PTC – Kabankalan, RTC – Talisay, (Negros Oriental) Dumaguete Christian Technical Skills Inc. (DCTSI), Negros Island Training and Assessment Center (NITAC) Inc., Teamskills School for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (TSCAHM), La Consolation College of Bais City, STI College Dumaguete, Inc., Cuttin’ Loose Beauty Culture (CLBC) Inc., Fitz – Gibbon Academy of Skills and Trades (FAST), Inc., Global Tech Manpower Institute (GTMI), Silliman University – SAITE, Professional Career Online Institute (PCOI), Foundation University (FU), Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT), Metro Dumaguete College (MDC), Provincial Integrated Skills Training Center (PISTC), Villaflores College, St. Pauls University Dumaguete (SPUD), Cebu Science of Welding and Skills Technology (CSWSTI), Global Driving School and Training Center Inc. (GDSTCI), Crispa Technical Training Center Inc. and Guihulngan Satellite Skills Development Center (GSSDC).
Malagar said that in the deployment orientation, discussions emphasized the basis for prioritization of Qualifications as follows: priority needs of the industry sector; nationwide application in terms of public interest/welfare; employment generation and investment opportunities; and the need for standardization and certification.
“The criteria for skills standardization lies on the long period of education and training, performance of the competency affecting and endangering people’s lives and limbs, as well as the competency involving the handling of complex equipment, tools, and supplies,” said Malagar. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on January 5, 2017)