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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

TVET ready to face challenges of the education sector, says DDG for TESD operations

BUTUAN CITY -- “The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is now ready to face the challenges of the country’s education sector,” thus said Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Deputy Director General for TESD Operations Aniceto “John” D. Bertiz, III.



Speaking before the 130 participants of the Regional Technical Vocational Institutions (TVI) Administrators’ Conference, DDG Bertiz underscored that despite the great challenges that TVET is facing, the country is definitely on the road to recovery from the disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

“This is good news but it also includes addressing issues such as massive lay-offs and drastic changes in the workplace, along with the lingering threat of the virus,” Bertiz said.

 

The official also pointed out that an even bigger issue is the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He added a recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that around one-fifth of the global workforce will be impacted by the adoption of artificial intelligence and automation.

 

With these challenges, the official enjoined those in attendance to accurately anticipate the skills requirements of the industries and act accordingly to better prepare future workers. “This will not only guarantee a steady supply of qualified workers but will likewise help sustain economic activity,” he added.

 

DDG Bertiz also stressed that TESDA’s training programs should serve as wheels that will enable the constituents to navigate the multiple and varying needs of the economy. “Central to addressing these challenges are  the  education and training sectors which are well-coordinated, maintained and will nourish a healthy symbiotic relationship with industry,” he said.

 

The official likewise encouraged the TVET providers in the region to adhere with the standards set by TESDA in providing quality education and training. He said TESDA considers the TVIs as  valuable partners including the administrators, trainers, assessors and support service workers because they are the most important link to the agency’s primary customers.

 

The activity is aimed to provide a venue to all TVIs in the region to discuss the issues and concerns pertaining to the implementation of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and is anchored on the theme: “Positioning TVET in the Age of Industry 4.0.” (Robert E. Roperos, TESDA Caraga/PIA Caraga)