First 2024 TVET Forum at the RTCCL Guiguinto Gymnasium

On April 3, 2024, TESDA Bulacan in partnership with the Bulacan Association of Technical Vocational Schools (BATVS) conducted its First 2024 TVET Forum at the RTCCL Gymnasium, RSDC Compound, Tabang, Guiguinto, Bulacan.

It was attended by the following notable attendees: TESDA DDG for Partnerships and Special Concerns Vidal D. Villanueva III, RD Toni June A. Tamayo, PD Melanie Grace T. Romero, BATVS President Edgardo Santiago, Atty. Nikki Manuel Coronel, Chief of Staff of Bulacan Gov. Daniel R. Fernando, Urban Planner of the Palafox Associates Angelo Terano, RTCCL Chief Rheo Henry Rodriguez, KorPhil IT Training Center Administrator Kathrine Angeles, PTC Calumpit Administrator Renato Salas, and Presidents/Administrators of Technical Vocational Institutions in Bulacan.

PD Romero’s presence during the event’s opening remarks enriched the session with her expertise and guidance. Her perceptive comments paved the way for a lively TVET forum, encouraging active participation and enriching discussions, thereby reinforcing the forum’s significance as a pivotal platform for knowledge exchange and collaborative endeavors within the TVET field.

As the keynote speaker, DDG Villanueva III echoed Sec. Suharto T. Mangudadatu’s vision for TESDA in his address. He emphasized the need for the TVET sector to adapt to global advancements and highlighted the economic potential of Bulacan, urging TESDA and TVIs in the province to align with these opportunities for the betterment of its workforce and the advancement of the region.

Mr. Terano, on his part, has given the audience the future economic landscape of Bulacan and the growth prospects of industries which could help technical vocational institutions a good perspective of TVET based on the area-based and demand-driven concept.

Subsequently, discussions on policy updates and guidelines were shared by TESDA program focals on TVET scholarships, program registration and assessment and certification.

Overall, the forum provided a platform for stakeholders to exchange vital information, ensuring alignment with current directives, and fostered collaborative discussions to address challenges and improve TVET program quality and accessibility in the region.


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