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PIA Press Release
2006/11/22

TESDA Caraga promotes ladderized education program

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY (November 22) - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Caraga Region, is now promoting the ladderized education program through a career caravan roadshow held yesterday, November 21, at Father Saturnino Urios Univeristy gymnasium, this city.

In a media briefing, Surigao del Norte OIC-Provincial Director Florencio Sunico, Jr. discussed to local media the significance of the ladderized education program where units in the Technical Vocational (Tech-Voc) courses are now embedded in the degree programs.

Dir. Sunico further said graduates of Tech-Voc courses will be able to continue studying in the degree courses since units earned are already accredited in the degree programs.

Sunico also explained that students who cannot afford to spend education in the degree courses may take first the tech-voc program and after a maximum of three years, they will be able to finish the program and look for job where majority of skilled jobs are in demand abroad. "By the time that the graduates have already jobs and can already afford to enroll in degree programs, the units they earned in the tech-voc program can be accredited. Therefore, in less than a year or two, they can finish the degree program", Sunico said.

The ladderized education program open pathways of opportunities for career and educational progression of students and workers. It intends to create a seamless and borderless education and training system that allows mobility in terms of flexible entry and exit into the formal feducation system.

The program is also believed to be an empowering tool because it provides option or choices to the students and workers on when to enter and to exit in the educational ladder.

Furthermore, the program leads to the creation of job platforms at every exit and provides the student an opportunity to earn income and take control of his life.

The career caravan aims to increase public awareness on the role of Technical Vocation Education Training (TVET) by showcasing TESDA's programs and services.

For complete details on the ladderized education program, visit, write or call the TESDA-Caraga Regional Office at Llido Bldg., Ochoa Avenue, Butuan City, telephone number (085) 341-7776. (PIA-13) [top]

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