The CPSC Director General, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane and the Acting Research, Publications and Information Officer, Mr. Rae Emmanuel Echaveria, attended the National Consultation for the 4th Cycle of the National Education and Skills Development Plan (NTESDP) 2017-2022. The event was attended by 75 guests which was composed of senior members of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), industry representatives, partners and vocational school administrators. The event was held at the Makati Diamond Residences on November 29, 2017.
As one of its TVET partners in the Philippines, CPSC became a part of the national formulation of the plan which was designed to outline the strategies in utilizing TVET for its role in the acceleration of the Philippines’ economic and social development. The plan was also in-line with the long-term vision of TESDA which sees a “Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag na Buhay” (Strong, Comfortable and Easy Life) for all Filipinos by ensuring their competitiveness in the global market through TVET.
CPSC contributed to the group composed of vocational school administrators and industry representatives. The group that tackled the possible strategies and policies that the government and the private sector should undertake to make the technical programs successful, as well as the ways to ensure the fruitful cooperation and coordination of various stakeholders in working for a common goal to utilize technical education as a way to further contribute to the success of the Filipino economy. CPSC suggested that ensuring a high-quality TVET should be a priority not only on the programs but also on the institutions that implement these programs. It forwarded the need for TVET institutions to be accredited by bodies such as the Asia-Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) to ensure that the standards being used in the country are at par with regional standards.