APT OKs employers participation in upgrading TVET qualifications

TESDA

News Release

18 November 2018

 

APT OKs employers participation in upgrading TVET qualifications

 

The Association of South East Asian Nations Plus Three (APT) has moved to strengthen the industry/employers participation in upgrading the qualifications for technical vocational education and training (TVET).

This was agreed upon during the two-day “Conference on Sharing Best Practices on Harnessing Industry Involvement in Development of Higher Level Qualifications” organized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) at the Dusit Thani Manila last Nov. 7-8.

The conference was attended by three representatives from each of the participating nations of the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) composed of one TVET institution head; a government policy-maker from the ministry managed by TVET; and a representative from the private sector either from the industry or labor who is a staunch supporter of any of the four areas of TVET.

Participating countries were from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Officials of the county’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), TESDA and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat were also present.

In his welcome message, TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, stressed that the conference is a realization of the concept that was formed in 2015, in response to the recommendation of the East Asia Vision Group (EAVG) II Report, in an effort to “undertake strategic programs to produce a competent and well-equipped labor force”. TESDA was appointed by the DOLE to become the focal agency to lead in achieving various projects in support of the recommendation.

He also said that one of the objectives of the conference is to give importance to “industry involvement” and to ensure that laborers are ready for the challenges of the global landscape in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4lR).

“This conference shall look into industry involvement in ensuring the relevance and competitiveness of our workers in the midst of changes in the global landscape, and in response to the national realities that we are all facing, specifically the creation of new jobs, the loss of menial jobs due to automation, and the demand for higher-level skilled work force,” said Lapeña.

The measure is also in support to the ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Work Programme 2016-2020 which aims to improve the workforce competitiveness and productivity; and, to the recommendation of the East Asia Vision Group ll to produce laborers who are qualified, skilled, and competent.

Aside from Lapeña, others guests who delivered messages were DOLE Undersecretary Renato M. Ebarle; and Assistant Secretary Junever M. Mahilum-West, of the DFA’s Office of ASEAN Affairs.

Other objectives of the gathering included: to determine the extent and nature of involvement of industry in shaping all aspects of TVET, such as its policies, curriculum, and standard development, systems of teaching and training, and funding; to examine the benefits, challenges, strategies and initiatives of the APT in getting and improving industry participation; and to produce a document that will serve as reference for best practices in industry involvement.

During the meet, representatives of APT presented their best practices and programs in harnessing industry involvement in TVET implementation in in their respective nations.

Challenges seen in strengthening the participation of employers in TVET implementation include: financial support/incentives; difficulty in designing standard qualification models for different industries and skill levels; lack of information on the mechanism, policies and benefits for TVET; commitment and willingness of employers to directly participate in TVET; vague or unclear government-industry coordination; and, the lack of infrastructure for industry involvement.

TESDA Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning Rosanna Urdaneta, in her closing remarks, said that she expects the challenges and concerns that were expressed and shared during the conference by APT members will be addressed and transformed into opportunities to strengthen industry involvement in TVET delivery.

“As mentioned and discussed, the main purpose of this conference is to gather and share best practices, and identify the key factors which will be documented as a publication along with the desk research and online survey. TESDA shall be completing this document in the next few months and it will be shared to everyone to serve as reference in the development of our TVET programs,” Urdaneta added.

 

 

 

Paglahok ng employers sa pagbuo ng TVET qualifications aprub sa APT

Nagkaisa ang mga miyembro ng Association of South East Asian Nations Plus Three (APT) a magtulungan para palakasin at pasiglahin ang pakikipagtulungan ng mga industriya/employers sa pagbuo ng mas mataas na antas ng kuwalipikasyon para sa technical vocational education and training (TVET).

Ito ay napagkasunduan sa idinaos na 2-day “Conference on Sharing Best Practices on Harnessing Industry Involvement in Development of Higher Level Qualifications” na inorganisa ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) nitong Nobyembre 7-8, 2018 sa Dusit Thani Manila.

Ang kumperensiya ay dinaluhan ng tatlong kinatawan mula sa bawat miyembro ng ASEAN Plus Three (APT) countries na kinabibilangan ng isang TVET institution head; government policy-maker mula sa ministry na namamahala sa TVET; at kinatawan ng private sector mula sa industry o labor na masugid na tagasuporta ng alinman sa apat na areas ng TVET.

Ang mga bansa na lumahok ay Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand at Vietnam. Lumahok rin ang mga opisyal ng Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), TESDA at mga kinatawan ng ASEAN Secretariat.

Sa kanyang welcome message binigyan-diin ni TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, na ang nasabing kumperensya ay katuparan ng konsepto na binuo noon pang 2015 bilang tugon sa rekomendasyon ng East Asia Vision Group (EAVG) II Report para mag- “undertake strategic programmes to produce a competent and well-equipped labor force”. Ang TESDA ay itinalaga ng DOLE na maging focal agency para manguna sa pagsasakatuparan ng mga proyekto bilang suporta sa nasabing rekomendasyon.

Aniya, ang pangunahing layunin ng kumperensya ay alamin ang kahalagahan ng “industry involvement”para matiyak na napapanahon at nakahanda sa kumpetisyon ang mga manggagawa sa gitna ng mga pagbabago sa global landscape lalo na sa pagdating ng Fourth Industrial Revolution (4lR).

“This conference shall look into industry involvement in ensuring the relevance and competitiveness of our workers in the midst of changes in the global landscape, and in response to the national realities that we are all facing, specifically the creation of new jobs, the loss of menial jobs due to automation, and the demand for higher-level skilled work force,” paliwanag ni TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña.

Ang hakbang na ito ay pagsuporta sa ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Work Programme 2016-2020 na may kinalaman sa pagpapaunlad ng workforce competitiveness at productivity, at sa rekomendasyon ng East Asia Vision Group ll na makapag-produce ng kuwalipikado, may kakayahan, at may sapat na kaalaman na mga manggagawa.

Maliban kay Lapeña, nagbigay din ng kanya-kanyang mensahe sina DOLE Undersecretary Renato M. Ebarle, at Assistant Secretary Junever M. Mahilum-West ng Office of ASEAN Affairs ng DFA.

Kabilang sa mga layunin ng kumperensya ay ang: alamin ang katangian at lawak nang pagkikipagtulungan ng industriya sa lahat ng aspeto ng TVET gaya ng polisiya, curriculum at standard development, pamamaraan ng pagtuturo at pagpopondo; pag-aralan ang pakinabang, mga hamon, pamamaraan at mga hakbangin ng APT sa pagpalahok ng industrya; at bumuo ng dokumento na magsisilbi bilang reference o gabay sa bahagi ng tagumpay sa pakikibahagi ng industriya.

Sa nasabing pulong, nagharap ang mga kinatawan ng APT ng kani-kanilang best practices at mga programa sa paglahok ng mga industriya sa pagpapatupad ng TVET sa kanilang bansa.

Ang ilan sa mga hamon na nakita sa pagpapasigla sa paglahok ng mga employers ay ang financial support/incentives; kahirapan sa pagdisenyo ng standard qualification model para sa iba’t ibang industries at skill levels; kakulangan ng impormasyon sa mga mekanismo, polisya at benepisyo para sa TVET; commitment at kahandaan ng mga employers mismo na lumahok sa TVET; hindi malinaw na government-industry coordination; at kakulangan ng mga infrastructures sa pagdagdag ng industry involvement.

Sa closing remarks ni TESDA Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning, Rosanna A. Urdaneta, sinabi nito na umaasa siya na ang mga hamon at concerns na ipinarating ng mga miyembro ng APT kaugnay sa nasabing hangarin ay maisasayos at gagawin itong oportunidad upang mapatatag ang pagsali ng mga industriya/employers sa TVET delivery system.

“As mentioned and discussed, the main purpose of this conference is to gather and share best practices, and identify the key factors which will be documented as a publication along with the desk research and online survey. TESDA shall be completing this document in the next few months and it will be shared to everyone to serve as reference in the development of our TVET programs,” ani Urdaneta.(END)

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