Pilot students for Metalworking Cluster Starts their Immersion Phase

This summer, the Metal Working Technology students of San Pedro Relocation Center National High School underwent a 300 hour immersion in partner companies to practice the theories and skills they learned in school and to familiarize themselves with a real working environment. The students will have a longer immersion phase (800 -hours) this October.

Participating companies include: BAG Electronics, Inc., Rollmaster Machinery Industrial Services Corp., TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc., Samso-Tite Plastics Inc. and Stamp Form Metalworks, Inc.

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K12PP conducts FGD on Internationalization of Higher Education

The K to 12 Plus Project and the PCCI Human Resources Development Foundation Inc. gathered members of Higher Education Insitutions (HEIs) and select members of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to discuss the opportunities as well as the possible problems of internationalization of higher education.

The focus group discussion was held last June 29 at the CHED office in Diliman, Quezon City.

As representative of HEIs, participants from Far Eastern University (FEU), Jose Rizal University (JRU), De La Salle University (DLSU), Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), Adamson College came to the event. Representatives from Philippines Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) also joined the afternoon discussion.

The group also discussed the Towards a Philippines Education Service Sector Export Roadmap report of Dr. Christopher Steven which was a study commissioned by the K to 12 Plus Project.

K to 12 Plus Project and TESDA conducts its first TVET Monitoring Workshop

The K to 12 Plus Project in partnership with Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA), BIBB, and the PCCI HRDF conducted its first TVET Monitoring Workshop on Tuesday with the goal of improving the current monitoring system of TVET in the country.
 
The conference which was held at the Philippine-Korea Technological and Cooperation will run for three days from June 21 to 23.
 
TESDA Deputy Director General Rossana Urdaneta stressed the importance of the event especially now that there is a new government administration. She said that this initiative will further address the skills mismatch.
 
Participants from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Regional offices of TESDA, National Commission of Culture and Arts (NCCA), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), University of the Philippines School of Statistics, Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA), and other government agencies attended the workshop.
 
Aside from educating the participants on the current monitoring system of the country, TESDA conducted this workshop to help understand the development process of TVET report and to learn about the process for indicator development.
 
TESDA expects that at the end of the workshop, the participants would develop a joint indicators for TVET reporting. In addition, they hope to have a work plan for this year.
 

K to 12 Plus Project conducts its 11th PSC Meeting, Cluster Coordination

The K to 12 Plus Project, the PCCI HRDF along with its partner organizations held its 11th PSC Meeting last June 13 at the Montebello Hotel in Cebu.

The member organizations present during the event reported their progress from May up to June. In addition to that, they also reported their planned activities for the period up to end of September 2016.

A cluster coordination and exchange meeting was conducted the day after. The group first went to the CCCI office where the K to 12 Plus Project Clusters shared their practices as well as their hurdles in implementing the program.

The group afterwards went to Marco Polo Cebu and Cafe Laguna for a tour and orientation of both companies internship program.

 

BMZ Features the K to 12 Plus Project

The K to 12 Plus Project was featured for the BMZ promo video showcasing the initiatives that promote and strengthen the Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the Asian region.