TESDA seeks innovative ideas for quality TVET

NEWS RELEASE

Public Information Unit

TESDA

28 October 2018

 

TESDA seeks innovative ideas for quality TVET

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has encouraged academic institutions, students, employers, stakeholders and government agencies to take a more active role in ensuring the global competitiveness of the Filipino workforce.

The call was aired by Deputy Director General Rosanna A. Urdaneta during her welcome remarks delivered at the 2018 TVET Research Forum with the theme “Exploring New Trends in TVET in Response to the Changing World of Work” sponsored by TESDA last October 11.

The forum aims to gather ideas, conclusions and recommendations from TVET-related studies nationwide, tackle their implications and create linkages among TVET partners for future action plans.

Among those who attended the event were representatives from academic institutions, industry organizations, stakeholders and government agencies.

The highlight of the forum focused on various concepts and ideas regarding the changing requirements of the workplace.  From specific skills requirements such as “soft” or behavioral skills, up to the delivery of TVET which may help in the selection of skills and lifelong learning, the discussions aimed to better communiciate the new trends and developments to people including skilled workers and professionals.

In order to go with the flow of developments and changes, the skilled labor force around world need to learn how to use new equipment and adopt or improve abilities, such as interpersonal communication, in order to become competitive.

“TESDA’s National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan (NTESDP) 2018-2022 articulates its objectives and strategies to create a conducive and enabling environment for the development and quality service delivery of the TVET sector in order to produce work-ready, globally competitive, green economy workers imbued with 21st century skills, as well as the need to prepare the Philippine workforce for the challenges in the future of jobs,” Urdaneta adds.

Among the priority areas in the NTESDP 2018-2022 include Agribusiness, Construction, Information Technology/Business Process Management, Health and Wellness, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism, Mining, Transportation and Logistics, and Manufacturing.

On the other hand, priorities under the National Technical Education and Skills Development Research Agenda (NTRA) 2017-2022 are global competitiveness, social equity, qualification standards and management, support to TVET provision, and TVET trends/issues and development.

Evidence and recommendations gathered through research will serve as bases to form policies and programs to further strengthen effective TVET delivery.

In line with this, Urdaneta asked the forum participants to assist the agency by submitting relevant research proposals.

Ma. Angelina Carreon, Assistant Executive Director, TESDA Planning Office, supported the appeal of Urdaneta and pointed out that stakeholders and TVET practitioners must be united so that Filipinos may better adapt to technology-driven global industries.

The deadline for the submission of research proposals is on Nov. 16, 2018.  Individuals, students, local government units and private organizations may submit their proposals to the nearest TESDA Regional Offices while national government agencies, and executive offices may submit to the TESDA Planning Office at the Administration Building in Taguig City.

In the recent forum, three individuals presented their research proposals.

The first presenter was Francis Mark A. Quimba, Ph.D., research fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), who presented his research entitled “E-Education in the Philippines: The Case of the TESDA Online Program (TOP)”.  He shared that the TOP can provide skills to those in the lower income regions, giving them better access to quality to TVET courses and helping them learn new skills with which they can apply for jobs.

Another case study presented was entitled “Development of Mocktail Drinks with Butterfly Pea Flower Extract” by Shella D. Bawar of the TESDA Women’s Center. It tackles the possibility of using the flower of the butterfly pea plant (clitoria ternatea) in making low-cost mocktails.

The third case study presented was entitled: “Developing Socio-emotional Skills for the Philippines’ Labor Market” by Pablo Acosta, Ph.D., senior economist of the World Bank.

The study argues that the reason why appropriate jobs are not filled is because applicants, in general, lack socio-emotional skills and recommends that teaching these socio-emotional skills be included in the Philippine education system.

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

Public Information Unit

TESDA

28 October 2018

 

TESDA nangangailangan ng mga bagong ideya para sa kinabukasan ng TVET

Hinikayat ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) ang mga academic institutions, estudyante, employers, stakeholders at mga ahensya ng gobyerno na tumulong upang maihanda sa “global competitiveness” ang mga manggagawang Filipino.

Ang panawagan ay inihayag ng Officer-in-Charge ng TESDA, Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning Rosanna A. Urdaneta, sa kanyang welcome remarks sa idinaos na 2018 TVET Research Forum na tinawag na “Exploring New Trends in TVET in Response to the Changing World of Work” na inorganisa ng TESDA nitong Oktubre 11 taong kasalukuyan.

Layunin ng nasabing forum ay para mangalap ng mga bagong tuklas, konklusyon at rekomendasyon mula sa mga TVET-related studies sa buong bansa, talakayin ang maging implikasyon at bumuo ng mga pag-uugnayan mula sa mga dumalong TVET partner para sa mga isasagawang aksyon at pagtutulungan sa hinaharap.

Dumalo sa nasabing pagpupulong ang mga kinatawan mula sa iba’t ibang academic institutions, industry organizations, stakeholders at mga ahensya ng gobyerno.

Ang buod ng mga tinalakay sa forum ay nakasentro sa iba’t ibang konsepto at ideya sa mga pagbabagong kinakailangan sa mga workplace. Mula sa mga specific skills requirements gaya ng “soft or behavioral skills”, hanggang sa TVET delivery na makakatulong sa pagpili ng skills at panghabang buhay na pag-aaral (lifelong learning) upang mapaiparating sa maraming tao kasama ang mga skilled workers at propesyonal.

Upang makasabay sa mga pagbabago, ang mga skilled labor force sa mundo ay kinakailangang magsanay muli at mabigyan ng bagong kagamitan at kasanayan, gaya ng interpersonal communication, upang manatiling competitive sa world stage.

Ang TVET ay nakikitang daan para sa mga manggagawang Filipino sa kasalukuyan at sa hinaharap na magkaroon ng technical skills, strategic thinking at iba pang mahahalagang kasanayan na kailangan ng mga employers.

Sinabi ni Urdaneta na ang TESDA ay nagpatupad na ng mga paunang hakbangin upang matugunan ang nasabing isyu.

“TESDA’s National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan (NTESDP) 2017-2022 articulates its objectives and strategies to create a conducive and enabling environment for the development and quality service delivery of the TVET sector in order to produce work-ready, globally competitive, green economy workers imbued with 21st century skills, as well as the need to prepare the Philippine workforce for the challenges in the future of jobs,” ani Urdaneta sa kanyang welcome remarks sa nasabing forum.

Kabilang sa priority areas sa NTESDP 2017-2022 ay ang Agribusiness, Construction, Information Technology/Business Process Management, Health and Wellness, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism, Mining, Transportation and Logistics, at Manufacturing.

Ang priority areas naman sa ilalim ng National Technical Education and Skills Development Research Agenda (NTRA) 2017-2022 ay global competitiveness, social equity, qualification standards and management, support to TVET provision at TVET trends/issues and development.

Ang makakalap na mga ebidensya at rekomendasyon mula sa pananaliksik at iba pang mga kaugnay na pag-aaral ay magsisilbing basehan para sa bubuuing mga polisiya at programa upang mapahusay ang TVET delivery.

Kasabay nito, hinimok ni Urdaneta ang mga lumahok sa nasabing pulong na makipagtulungan sa ahensya at magsumite ng kanilang mga research proposals.

Ang panawagan ni Urdaneta ay sinusugan ni Ma. Angelina Carreon, Assistant Executive Director ng TESDA Planning Office, na nagsabi na kailangang magtulungan ang lahat ng mga stakeholders at TVET practitioners upang maihanda ang mga manggagawang Filipino na maka-adapt sa technology-driven global industry.

Nagbigay ito ng deadline hanggang sa Nobyembre 16, 2018 para sa pagsusumite ng mga research proposals na maaring isumite sa pamamagitan ng email o personal submission.

Ang mga indibidwal, estudyante, local governments at private organizations ay maaring magsumite sa mga kalapit na TESDA Regional Office habang ang mga national government agencies, at executive offices ay maaring magsumite sa TESDA Planning Office sa Administration Building sa Taguig City.

Sa nasabing forum, tatlo ang nagpresenta ng kanilang mga research proposals.

Unang nagharap ng research proposals si Francis Mark A. Quimba, Ph.D, na research fellow ng Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).  Ang kanyang presentasyon ay may titulong “E-Education in the Philippines: The Case of the TESDA Online Program (TOP)” na pag-aaral sa kahalagahan ng online courses ng TESDA. Natuklasan na ang TOP ay nabibigyan ng kakayahan yaong mga nasa low-income regions na maabot ang kalidad ng TVET courses at matuto ng mga bagong kasanayan na nagagamit sa pag-aplay ng trabaho.

Ang isa pang presentasyon ay ang pag-aaral na tinawag na “Development of Mocktail Drinks with Butterfly Pea Flower Extract” na isinulat ni Ms. Shella D. Bawar ng TESDA Women’s Center. Tinalakay dito ang posibilidad na gamitin ang bulaklak ng butterfly pea plant (clitoria ternatea) para gumawa ng low-cost mocktail.

Sa huling presentasyon, tinalakay ang tungkol sa pag-aral na may titulong “Developing Socio-emotional Skills for the Philippines’ Labor Market” ni Mr. Pablo Acosta, Ph.D., senior economist ng World Bank.

Tinalakay dito ang pangangailangan para sa Philippine education system na mag-invest pa sa socio-emotional skills, kumuha ng inputs mula sa may tatlong bahagi ng lahat ng employer report na nakalap sanasabing pag-aaral. Sinasabi dito na ang mga aplikante, sa kabuan, ay nagkukulang pagdating sa socioemotional skills, kaya hindi umano napupunan ang bakanteng trabaho. Kailangan umanong isama ito sa Philippine education.

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