TESDA to further strengthen partnerships with employers, workers

TESDA

Public Information Unit

News Release

18 January 2019

 

TESDA to further strengthen partnerships with employers, workers

Employers and workers will have a bigger role in technical vocational education and training (TVET) in the country as TESDA moves to strengthen its partnership with them for a more effective and efficient implementation of its training programs and other services.

This after Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, signed the “Implementing Guidelines on the Establishment of Institutional Arrangements with Industry Boards or Industry Associations”.

The guidelines aim to “recognize Industry Boards (IBs) or Industry Associations (IAs) as partners in the delivery of TVET programs or services”.

These guidelines also aim to “engage the direct participation of employers and workers in the design and implementation of work related to technical education and skills development”.

“The establishment of institutional arrangements with IBs or IAs shall encourage active participation of various concerned industries in providing relevant technical education and skills development opportunities, being direct participants in and immediate beneficiaries of a trained and skilled workforce,” explained Lapeña.

The industry sectors primarily include those that are considered by the agency to be Key Employment Generators (KEGs) such as Construction, Tourism, Agri-business, Wholesale and Retail, Health and Wellness at Automotive/Transport.

The IBs and IAs that will be recognized to represent their respective sectors will serve as the “conduit” of the industry in the design and implementation of projects, programs and activities in TVET of TESDA.

Part of their responsibilities will include giving TESDA recommendations in the conceptualization and execution of skills development schemes, skills standardization and certification, as well as to entice industries and employers to participate in these activities.

The IBs and IAs will likewise assist in the development of competency standards, curriculum, sectoral skills plans and assessment tools.

These groups will also take part in the promotion and implementation of various TVET activities towards quality skills development including the conduct of skills competitions.

Initially, a Secretariat will be established to give administrative and technical support to the IBs/IAs.  The Secretariat will be composed of staff from TESDA’s Partnerships and Linkages Office (PLO), Qualifications Standards Office (QSO), National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD), Planning Office (PO) and Certification Office (CO).

The TESDA PLO will allocate a budget of Php 100,000 for each IBs or IAs for their preliminary related activities such as the conduct of meetings, conferences and the production of promotional materials.

The recognition of IBs/IAs is covered in Republic Act 7796 (TESDA Law) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) which allow for the establishment of institutional arrangements with bodies or associations such as industry boards that may support TESDA in the fulfilment of its objectives.

 

 

TESDA

Public Information Unit

News Release

18 January 2019

 

Employers, manggagawa partners ng TESDA sa TVET programs

Makakatulong ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) ang mga employers at manggagawa para sa epektibo at maayos na pagpapatupad ng mga technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs at sa paghahatid ng serbisyo.

Ito ay matapos lagdaan ni TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, ang “Implementing Guidelines on the Establishment of Institutional Arrangements with Industry Boards or Industry Associations”.

Layunin nitong kilalanin ang Industry Boards (IBs) o Industry Associations (IAs) bilang kaagapay sa pagpapatupad ng mga TVET programs o serbisyo.

Ang direktang paglahok ng mga employer at manggagawa sa pagpaplano at pagpapatupad ng mga gawain na may kaugnayan sa technical education and skills development (TESD) ang nais palakasin ng programang ito.

“The establishment of institutional arrangements with IBs or IAs shall encourage active participation of various concerned industries in providing relevant technical education and skills development opportunities, being direct participants in and immediate beneficiaries of a trained and skilled workforce,” paliwanag ni Lapeña bilang batayan ng ahensya sa pagbuo ng institutional arrangements sa IBs o IAs.

Ang mga industriya na sakop nito ay yaong kasama sa mga Key Employment Generators (KEGs), gaya ng Construction, Tourism, Agri-business, Wholesale and Retail, Health and Wellness at Automotive/Transport.

Ang mga mapipiling IBs o IAs ay magsisilbi bilang kinatawan ng industriya sa pagplano at pagpapatupad ng mga proyekto, programa at mga aktibidades sa TVET ng TESDA.

Bahagi ng magiging gawain ng IBs/IAs ang pagbibigay ng payo sa TESDA sa pagbubuo at pagpapatupad ng skills development schemes para sa pagsanay ng mga dekalidad na TVET programs, at paghikayat sa paglahok ng mga industriya/employers sa paglikha at implementasyon ng skills standardization at certification.

Ang mga ito ay tutulong sa pagbuo ng mga competency standards, curriculum, sectoral skills plans at assessment tools.

Ang mga IBs/IAs ay lalahok din sa promosyon at implementasyon sa iba’t ibang TVET activities para sa pagkakaroon ng quality skills development kasama dito ang pagdaraos ng mga skills competitions.

Ito ay ipapatupad ng lilikhaing Secretariat na bububuin ng focal staff ng Partnerships and Linkages Office (PLO) at tig-isang kinatawan mula sa iba’t ibang TESDA Executive Offices gaya ng Qualifications Standards Office (QSO), National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD), Planning Office (PO) at Certification Office (CO).

Ang TESDA PLO ay maglalaan ng pondong Php 100,000 para sa bawat mapipiling IB o IA para sa kanilang gastusin sa mga preliminary activities gaya nang pagdaraos ng consultative meetings, conferences, para sa paggawa ng mga promotional materials at iba pang kaugnay na mga gawain.

Ang pakikipag-ugnayan ng TESDA sa IAs/IBs ay nakapaloob sa RA 7796 (TESDA Law) at ang Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) nito kung saan sinasabi na ang TESDA ay maaring lumikha ng epesyente at epektibong institutional arrangement sa mga industry boards at sa katulad na mga asosasyon para sa nasabing layunin.(END)

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