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DOING THE TESDA WAY
by: Jose G. Geñorga
At the beginning, we envisioned to establish a learning institution that
will help reduce poverty. We
believe this could be done by offering technical and short-term courses. Today, BNVTS has emerged like a jeweled mantle…slowly
adopting…readjusting to TESDA’s mandate and reform programs.
The Game theory presented two strategical process of operation in TESDA.
One is devolution of functions of CBTED to LGUs and retionalization of
the transfer of Secondary Schools to DECS (DepEd).
Whatever it is, we need refurbishment of action for a quality TVET. Since
1990 Philippine TVET has undergone serious review.
The congressional Committee on Education (Edcom) has analyzed the entire
Philippine Educational System and came up with the three mandated educational
branches: the CHED, TESDA, and DECS
(DepEd). From 1996 to 1998 studies
were conducted by TESDA financed by World Bank and ADB to improve quality
In TESDA, 1994 to 1999 was the first five-year cycle which focused on the
following: 1995 as the Transition Period, 1996 – Reengineering for
Competitiveness, 1997 – Improving TVET Policy Environment, 1998 – Kasanayan
Kabuhayan, 1999 – Employment Enhancement and workers protection.
The 2nd 5-year cycle was under the new millennium era
characterized by clear reformulation of TESDA’s Vision, Mission, and Value
Statement. During this cycle TVET
has three prolonged directions focused on global competitiveness, rural
development, and social integration. In line with this, TESDA presented 7
strategic directions. These were the following: AUTHORITY, PARTNERING, CENTER OF
EXCELLENCE, ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION SYSTEM, DUAL TRAINING, CONVERGENCE AND
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, AND OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT.
Another program under the second cycle of operation was QUALITY ASSURED
TESD which means TESDA as Authority shall also be responsible for ensuring
Quality in all aspect of TVET.
The Unified TVET Programs Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS)
and the TESDA Occupational Qualification and Certification System (TOQCS) were
TESDA’s major responses towards quality assurance.
At present we have the PTQF (Philippine TVET Qualification Framework)
wherein this strategy gives recognition to the qualification and certifies the
skilled workers. The structure of
the PTQF is the basis for giving recognition to the attainment of knowledge,
skills, and attitudes in occupations along the middle-level profession.
The TESDA training system includes the development of competency
standards, TVET program, registration and accreditation of training delivery and
assessment and certification. The
PTQF has four levels of skills: NC I, NC II, NC III, and National Certificate
The third 5-year cycle of the TESDA will start from year 2005 to and end
in 2009. This is characterized as
cyber TVET. There will be a break
through, a major revolution in education and training, and major paradigm and
structural shifts. There will be a
new agenda, new rules, new non-traditional approaches, and the major concern or
access in infrastructure and cost. This
will be the time of K-VET, K-TESDA, K-Stakeholders, K-Customer.
There will also be abundant knowledge and information that would allow
self-generation in the system.
The TESDA Corporate Plan or Goals for 2005-2009 are:
To ensure the TVET System will produce
internally competent workers who meet the skills needed by the economy
TESDA’s TVET information support the
development of policies and programs directed at meeting the needs of customers.
Industry-driven Philippine TVET
Accredited TVET Provider providing quality
assured TVET programs conforming to the Industry-developed standards
TESDA is an organization with World-Class
competencies committed to continuous improvement.
BNVTS is one major player in the Technical Vocational Education and
Training Delivery System. For the last two years, BNVTS got the highest rank in
the Assessment and Certification of Graduates in the Province of Sorsogon.
The private technical institutions rank second with 10% passing and SNAS
7.4%, the first being 40%. Under the target priorities for 2004, the passing
mark will be 80% and 100% certified.
Another accomplishment of BNVTS for 2003-2004 is the DTS – as Good
Practice from among theTESDA and Training Centers of Region V and has
represented in the national level search for good practice.
Lately another harvest is the Excellence Award given to BNVTS for its
outstanding performance in the 11th Philippine National Skills
Competition Agri-Fishery Skills Demonstration held at Iriga City last March
17-27, 2004. From among the 18
schools nationwide, BNVTS ranked second with the score of 88.33% next to QNAS of
Pagbilao, Quezon, which got a score of 89.00%.
Vol. XVI No.2 (March - April 2004)
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