The pilot project supports dualized approaches to vocational education and training and therby contributes to an increase in employment and income of youth and their families; and to meeting the needs of companies for well qualified staff at mid to high skills levels.


An industry-driven dual training system that generates excellent skills and knowledge to build a competent workforce for globally competitive businesses in the Philippines. This will be achieved by strengthening private sector participation in vocational education and training, as well as in policy dialogue. The K-12 PLUS project shall sustainably improve practice-orientation and orientation of vocational education and training towards the needs of industry by anchoring dual approaches in the context of the “K to 12” reform. The project will not only focus on the vocational orientation and education in Grades 11 and 12, but also on the subsequent further education and training in view of a holistic and ladderized vocational qualification. Apart from improving the vocational education and training offer in selected Clusters on implementation level, the project aims at strengthening the role of private sector in the Philippine vocational education and training system overall, at targeted image improvement of vocational education and training, as well as at anchoring the piloted reform approaches in relevant legislation and regulation at system level.