TESDA-XI aligning training curricula for rising TVET army with standards overseas

aug 16, 2013

By Cha Monforte, Rural Urban News

To avoid re-training and re-assessment of skills of the country’s rising army of technical-vocational education training (TVET) graduates especially once they get in jobs overseas, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is aligning its training curricula to match with standards and assessment qualifications of foreign industries and employers.
“We have to align our curriculum with what the industries and employers need like recently when we have to align with our metals and engineering curriculum with the qualifications and standards of the American welding industry in Florida,” TESDA- XI Regional Director Gaspar Gayona bared.
“There is a need for us to align and the need for the employers to recognize Tesda’s certification and assessment to avoid our TVET workers being retrained and reassessed by employers. Lately, we have come to terms with employers in Abu Dhabi,” Gayona added.
He also said that “there are still jobs out there that have no curriculum yet” and for this, he added, “gagapangin namin ang mga industries” in TESDA’s continuing industry profiling activities.
Likewise, TESDA is also developing its skills registry system to databank skills of the country’s TVET manpower and match this with job demands, local and overseas.
For Davao Region, Gayona noted that industry clusters are dominantly agricultural and TESDA is on the process of profiling the priority skills locally needed in consideration of the development plans of local government units.
Meanwhile. Gayona bared that TESDA-XI has solicited 14,780 local and overseas job vacancies which will be offered to an estimated 65,000 TVET graduates thus far this year as well as to the unemployed skilled workers in the previous years in the region.
This will come in the Tesda’s “2013 Jobs Bridging for TVET Graduates” on August 22 at NCCC Mall, Matina, Davao City. Pre-registration of applicants will be on Aug. 19-21 at the same venue.
“From this, as our first jobs’ bridging fair, we will be holding an annual jobs’ fair for TVET graduates as we learned that many jobs’ fairs in the past conducted by various bodies that those who were employed and considered for hiring were mostly graduates of technical courses or unemployed skilled workers in the region. It is for this reason that Tesda-XI thought of holding one,” Gayona said.
He said the employment rate of TVET graduates in the region is increasing, “it’s going to 65 percent,” he added. 
The jobs’ fair will kick off the annual meeting and matching of manpower supply and demand in the region as the activity aims to generate information on the skills and characteristics required by different employers which will become inputs to the revision of Tesda trainings’ curricula. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)


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