TESDA-Caraga undergoes IQA
By Robert E. Roperos
BUTUAN CITY, May 27 (PIA) – In preparation for the re-certification audit on August this year, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Caraga is currently undergoing the Internal Quality Audit (IQA).
According to Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico Jr., the conduct of the audit is for all the Operating Units personnel to be aware of how far the system is being implemented in their respective areas of responsibility.
Sunico added this is to ensure that all personnel have followed the procedures that TESDA as an organization has set. “Being an ISO-certified organization, everybody must be one in performing the mandates of the agency,” Sunico said.
Also, Liza B. Budtan, Regional Operations Division Chief said that in case there are procedures in the system that are not followed correctly, “at least, concerned process owners or personnel are being corrected so that the same will not occur, thus avoiding non-conformity.”
Earlier this year, the audit was conducted in different Provincial Offices as well as in the Provincial Training Centers. On May 30-31, 2016, the Regional Office is scheduled to be audited.
On October 23, 2014 the Provincial Office of Agusan del Norte was the subject for audit where the Regional Office was awarded by TUV SUD Philippines as an ISO 9001:2008 Certified. On October 7, 2015, it was the Regional Office that was being subject for the Surveillance Audit and passed. On August, 2016, the audit is expected to be conducted in other TESDA Provincial Offices in the region.
During the awarding ceremony on April 13, 2015 at Malacañang Palace, former TESDA Secretary and now Senator-elect Emmanuel Joel Villanueva received the certification together with Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and other TESDA officials in the presence of President Benigno S. Aquino III, making all regional offices and 81 provincial offices internationally-certified. (TESDA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)