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.


Presentation of the Results of the Cost-Benefit Study on DTS.

Last Feb.22, the Presentation of the Results of the Cost-Benefit Study on Dual Training System was held at Social Action Center of Pampanga (SACOP), Government Center, MacArthur Highway, Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga. Provincial Director of TESDA Tarlac, PD Ben-Hur B. Baniqued gave the opening remarks and the results were presented by UP Diliman School of Statistics' Dean Dennis Mapa. These results are a result of a study started last October 2015 by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), PCCI Human Resources Development Foundation (PCCI HRDF) and K to 12 PLUS Project in partnership with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Together they commissioned the University of the Philippines' Statistical Center Research Foundation, Inc. (UPSCRFI) to conduct the Costs and Benefits Study (CBS) of the Dual Training System (DTS) as practiced in the country.
This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development/ BMZ with the technical assistance from the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany.
The main objective of this research undertaking is to determine the DTS program’s costs and benefits, particularly for the firms that are engaging the trainees of the DTS. The result of the study would also provide the empirical evidence to the policy recommendations to expand and improve the DTS/DTP. This event was attended by all PCCI Region III Local Chambers, TESDA Partners,  Cost-Benefit Study Survey Respondents and Technical Vocational Institute (TVIs). For more photos, click here.