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Thursday, August 18, 2022

SNCAT chief orients TVI administrators on ABDD

BUTUAN CITY -- Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) College Administrator Abegail B. Eupeña on Wednesday, August 17, oriented the Technical Vocational Institution (TVIs) Administrators on the Area-Based and Demand-Driven (ABDD) Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

During the conduct of the Regional TVI Administrators’ Conference held in Butuan City, the ABDD is following the PSALM Approach (Policy-Oriented, Sector-focused, Area-based, Labor Market-driven).

According to Administrator Eupeña, the guidelines support the implementation of an area-based demand-driven policy direction at all levels of operation.

Specifically, it aims to: a) respond to the needs of the industries at the national or at the local level; b) deliver programs according to the identified skills priorities and emerging skills needs in the area; and c) consolidate the major processes with corresponding process cycle time (PCT) leading to the development of TVET programs to respond immediately to the identified priority and emerging skills at the local level.

Eupeña added the area-based and demand-driven TVET consolidates the major TESDA processes leading to the development and delivery of TVET programs to respond to the identified priority and emerging skills at the national, regional, and provincial levels. The major processes of the area-based and demand-driven TVET are: a) Skills mapping; b) Competency Standards (CS) and Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) Development; c) Capability Building Program for Trainers; and d) Program Registration/Program Recognition.

The official further said the ABDD concept promotes agility and flexibility, adapts and adopts strategy/international trend, addresses changing skills needs in the area, and recommendation from the organizational developmental exercises.

Earlier, TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Tarhata S. Mapandi reiterated TESDA Circular No. 080, series of 2020 particularly the accreditation under Dual Training System under the amended implementing rules and regulations.

It can be recalled that early this year, TESDA-Caraga hosted the "Enterprise - Based Training to the MAX" in Butuan City, graced by DDG Anecito “John” D. Bertiz III, deputy director-general for TESD operations. It was attended by different industry groups, national line agencies, medial partners, TESDA officials and personnel.

The objective of the activity is to conduct a social marketing and advocacy campaign on EBT to the Max and to meet with various stakeholders of TESDA in relation to the agency’s partnerships and would-be partner industries and other organizations. (Robert E. Roperos, TESDA-Caraga/PIA-Surigao del Norte)