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Wednesday, March 13, 2019


TESDA-Surigao del Norte holds TVET conference

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Mar. 13 -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Surigao del Norte Provincial Office, in partnership with Surigao del Norte Association of TVET Institutions, Inc. (SATVII), organized a Provincial Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Conference on March 5, 2018 held at the Livelihood Training and Productivity Center (LTPC), this city.

The participants were from TESDA schools in the province of Surigao del Norte including the assessment center managers, processing officers, and competency assessors of the different qualifications.

Allan S. Millan, OIC-provincial director of TESDA-Surigao del Norte welcomed the participants and emphasized in his message the agency’s “TESDA Abot Lahat” slogan where it is geared at expanding and strengthening its mandates, programs and services.

Also, supervising TESD specialist Buenafe G. Enaya presented the rationale of the activity to guide and make the participants aware about the content of the conference. She relayed the status of the implementation of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA).

Meanwhile, senior TESD specialist Joselito C. Ecoben talks about the TVET situation in Surigao del Norte. He enumerated the current registered programs in the province and the requirements for those who are planning to register new programs.

The financial status for the scholarship in the province and the funds utilization rate were also relayed by administrative officer Maureen Luannce C. Litang.

Moreover, TESDA specialist James A. Tabada talked about the competency assessment and certification. He discussed the competency assessment procedures to refresh the understanding of the assessors.

The participating assessors recited anew the ‘Assessors Credo’ as a sign of commitment to continue the quality of service they will be giving to the clients.

Meanwhile, TESDA Caraga regional director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. also explained the concept of ‘Industry 4.0’ and its effect to the TVET situation in the Philippines. He elaborated the mission, vision and mandates of TESDA as a leading partner in the development of the Filipino workforce.

Sunico also led the distribution of the PQF Level 5: Diploma Programs to the Higher Education Institutions that have complied with the requirements to offer three-year programs of TESDA.

The event ended well with positive responses from the participants as they appreciated the significance of providing the Surigaonons with quality TVET services. (TESDA-Surigao del Norte/VLG/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

TESDA Caraga launches skills, livelihood programs for FRs


By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, March 13 – Following the pronouncement made by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Surigao del Sur Provincial Director Rey M. Cueva on the agency’s intervention program for former rebels (FRs), the agency on Friday launched the skills training and livelihood programs in Brgy. Tina, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.

According to TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr., the activity primarily aimed to empower FRs through skills training and livelihood.

“After the training, they will now have an access to employment since they have already acquired specific skills which is needed in skilled works,” Sunico said.

Sunico also pointed out that the activity is aimed at reintegrating and mainstreaming of FRs where they will be provided with livelihood opportunities because after the training, some of them will be receiving toolkits enough to start a small business.

Participated in by 58 FRs from the municipalities of San Miguel and Lanuza in Surigao del Sur, the program is initiated by the 36th Infantry Battalion, Provincial Government Office of Surigao del Sur, Congressional Office - 1st District, TESDA with partner agencies such as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Local Government Unit of San Miguel.

The training of FRs is part of the program of Sec. Lapeña to provide intervention to FRs and provide post training and livelihood facilitation to all graduates, including those from the marginalized sector.

This is also in support to the flagship program of President Rodrigo R. Duterte particularly “inclusive growth” and “Tunay na Pagbabago”. (TESDA Caraga/PIA Caraga)