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PIA Press Release
2006/11/13

TESDA promotes ladderized education via career caravan

Tacloban City (November 13) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) 8 will hold a “Career Caravan” to campaign for the ladderized education program (LEP).

No less than TESDA Director General Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco will lead an entourage in presenting the Ladderized Education Program to the public on Nov. 16 at the New Tacloban City Convention Center, Sagkahan, Tacloban City.

Ladderized Education Program will empower the students especially the disadvantaged, to finish a college degree and graduate as a more experienced, skilled and qualified workers ready to compete anywhere in the world.

This is contained in Executive Order 358 signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as a component of the agenda of her administration in prioritizing the creation of six to 10 million jobs and the expansion of youth opportunities.

Under the order, TESDA and Commission on Higher Education (Ched) are commissioned “to establish equivalency pathways and access ramps for a ladderized system allowing for easier transitions and progression between the Technical and Vocational Education and Training and higher education.

The technical and vocational graduates or those who hold National Competency Certificates are credited in the degree program.

They may apply for admission in a college or university authorized to offer the Ladderized College Degree Program of their choice. The list of authorized institutions may be obtained from the offices of TESDA 8 and the CHED 8.

The one-day Career Caravan will culminate with the giving away of books on career guidance in ladderized education, free career counseling through the Youth Profiling for Starting Careers, an onsite competency assessment, onsite assessment for President Arroyo train-for-work scholarships and information and guidance about TESDA’s other projects.

There will also be an onsite LEP scholarship application and awarding of LEP scholarships to students. (PIA 8) [top]

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