Philippine Education Services Sector Export Roadmap Paper Presentation

The K to 12 Plus Project with the PCCI Human Resources Development Foundation successfully held the paper presentation of the Philippine Education Services Sector Export Roadmap last April 5 at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas.
The paper presentation was led by Dr. Christopher Stevens, Senior Research Associate of the Overseas Development Institute, London.
Dr. Stevens' paper presentation dealt on the Philippine education sector as an export product. According to Stevens, a roadmap is necessary in order to fully compete with other countries like Malaysia that are robust in promoting this economic sector.
Questions on whether there are things the Philippines can learn from neighboring countries and whether the economy will benefit in a coordinated move to promote educational trade were just some of the questions answered during the forum.
Aside from Dr. Stevens' himself, five other distinguished members were part of the panel. As a representative of the education sector Commission on Higher Education (CHED) International Affairs Director Lily Freida Milla, PCCI Education Committee Chairman Eduardo Ong, founder Henry Motte-Muñoz, and PCCI TVET Committee Chairman Antonio Sayo were present. Also part of the panel as representative of the trade sector was Charmaine De Jesus of the Department of Trade and Industry.
The forum was attended by various relevant people from the academe and from the government.
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First Laiya National Highschool Immersion Fair

The K to 12 Plus Project in partnership with the Laiya National High School conducted its first Immersion Fair with the theme "Learn Better. Earn Higher."

The event which was held last March 11 was attended by Grade 10 students who applied to various resorts for an internship position.

Eight partner resorts that were present during the Immersion Fair personally interviewed the students. The remaining six resorts that were not able to make it to the event acquired all the resumes of interested students for their consideration.


A total of 140 intership position from different resorts were offered on the day of the event.

Another Immersion Fair is scheduled in June. Both the team K to 12 Plus Project and the administration of the Laiya National High School are positive that there will be more resorts who will participate in the next immersion fair.

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SBFIC's Training of Trainers on Managing their Microenterprises Using Simulation Method

K-12 Plus Project partner SBFIC's Dr. Carla Virtudazo successfully conducts a Training of Trainers on Managing their Microenterprises Using Simulation Method at the People's Bank of Caraga-FRIEND Research and Training Center this March 3-7, 2016 in San Francisco, Butuan City. The trainers spent the first part going through the simulation and they will then be equipped to continue the training independently to train other stakeholders. For more photos please click here.


Presentation of Cost Benefit Analysis to Region X Stakeholders

There was a presentation of the results of Costs and Benefits Analysis of Dual Training in the Philippines” last Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Mallberry Suites Business Hotel, Osmena St., Cagayan de Oro City. Dr. Dennis Mapa, Dean of the University School of Statistics presented the results of the said study. The studies objectives include:
1. Determine and analyze the types and amounts of benefits which enterprises receive in relation to their costs in implementing DTS;
2. Raise the awareness among enterprises and intensify their involvement in TVET, particularly DTS and
3. Establish baseline information on DTS program costs and benefits. For more photos please visit our facebook page.

7th Workshop on Different Models of National Standard Implementation in Participating Countries

K-12 Plus Project Partners HRDF, SBFIC and AFOS-CCCI are part of the Philippine delegation attending the "7th Workshop on Different Models of National Standard Implementation in Participating Countries" - Representatives from 8 ASEAN Countries Reported on the Progress of Standard Implementation and Update on Implementation Roadmap of Their Countries.The Philippine delegation for the 7th Workshop on Standards for In-Company Trainers in ASEAN countries is headed by Ms. Feli Zurbano, TESDA's Assistant Executive Director. For more photos, please click this link to visit our facebook page.