TESDA bares TVET programs
by Vency D. Bulayungan
Lagawe, Ifugao (3 October) -- In view of the need to make Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), more responsive and relevant to the changing requirements of the local and overseas labor market, TESDA bares policies and guidelines in program registration.
Ms Nida Bartina of TESDA here said that Republic Act No. 7796, otherwise known as the TESDA Act of 1994 empowers TESDA to establish and maintain a system of accrediting, coordinating, integrating, monitoring and evaluating formal and non-formal TVET programs
Bartina disclosed that programs covered under the TVET include the Technical Based Community Training Program which refers to a program covering a full qualification or clusters of units of competencies conducted in the community by public or private TVET institutions or sponsored by local government units, non government organizations, and other government agencies coordinated by TESDA.
The Competency-based Curriculum refers to a framework or guide for the subsequent detailed development of competencies, associated methodologies, trainings and assessment resources.
The No Training Regulation (NTR) refers to programs registered under UTPRAS not covered yet by any promulgated Training Regulations and With Training Regulation (WTR) refers to programs registered under the UTPRAS with the appropriate promulgated Training Regulations as basis for its registration.
Certificate of Program Registration refers to the document issued by the Authority to a concerned institution as a manifestation that the TVET program offered complies with the minimum requirements or standards prescribed by the authority.
Another program is institutional assessment undertaken by the institution for its students to determine their achievement of the learning outcomes in the module of instructions in a given unit of competency or clusters of competencies.
Bartina said that these guidelines apply to all TVET program for a fee, except those covered by apprenticeship, learnership, and dual training system which are covered by separate laws. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]