THE K-12 PLUS PILOT program will facilitate participation of German and Filipino businesses that are in the hospitality industries/sectors to implement dualized vocational education and training.

K-12 PLUS Metalworking Cluster

The Mechanic/Manufacturing Cluster is supervised by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) which is part of the globally active German Chambers of Commerce Abroad network (AHKs). We, together with our partners, are going to provide needed skills for industrial mechanics and machine tool makers. Milling, drilling, and filing are going to be taught to name just a few examples

K-12 PLUS Food Manufacturing

The Food Manufacturing Cluster for the K to 12 Plus Project was formed by AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development together with its primary project partner Cebu Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Food Manufacturing is a very important industry in Cebu, from dried mangoes to bottled preservatives, canned goods and processed meat.


The pilot project contributes to meeting the needs of companies in the construction sector for well qualified staff at mid to high skills levels.


The K to 12 PLUS Project objective is to contribute to increased employment and income of Filipino youth and their families. Matching the needs of companies for mid- to high level qualified employees.


There is on-going enhancement of the MicroFinance curricula for school-based learning and workplace-based learning for dualized MF TVET.

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K-12 program seen to affect PMA By Roel Pareño. Philippine Star.

With the implementation of the K-12 program, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) will have older lieutenants and shorter terms for senior military officers due to mandatory age of retirement. Philstar.com/File photo

The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) will have older batch of graduates as lieutenants and shorter terms for senior military officers once the K-12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd) takes effect.

Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Hernando Iriberri said that while there will be no vacuum in the PMA with the implementation of the K-12 program; it will affect the academy in a way.

Iriberri, who was here in Zamboanga City, his first out of town visit outside Metro Manila, said the first effect will be on the graduates of the PMA.

“If that (K-12) will be implemented, we will have older graduates because based on the law, those who will join the PMA are high school graduates,” Iriberri said. “There will be additional two years so the aspiring cadets will be 18 years old.”

He said there will be a minimal effect if cadets joining the PMA are 18 years old at that time.

“Kaya nga lang tatanda ‘yong ating mga kadete at tenyente and later on ang effect niyan sa shorter term ng mga officers or early retirement (because of the mandatory age of retirement),” Iriberri said.