Monday, 23 May 2016 00:00

Nepal’s Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training Taps CPSC for a Study Tour to Manila

CPSC Officials and Nepali Guests during the Inaugural Ceremony

In carrying out the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded Skills Development Project (SDP), which aims to establish a market-responsive and social and gender-inclusive TVET system, the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) organized a study tour program in Manila.

The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) was tapped for the project to provide a venue and facilitation for the tour of the 12 government officials of Nepal who came to Manila to learn from the experiences of the Philippines in planning, managing and implementing TVET programs and institutions. CPSC supported the project through facilitation of visits, accommodation, food and transportation provisions from May 15 to 23, 2016.

The Nepali officials from CTEVT, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, and National Planning Commission visited key institutions in the country which are directly and indirectly engaged in the TVET sector and skills development. CPSC, in coordination with Prof. Lemuel Miravalles, ADB-SDP Consultant and Former CPSC Faculty Consultant, assisted in the facilitations of institutional visits to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), TESDA Women’s Center, Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI), Meralco Foundation Inc. (MFI) Technological Institute, Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA), Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech) and the Department of Education (DepEd)

(From left to right: Participants at the MFI Technological Institute, TESDA and ADB)

(From left to right: Study visit to TMP Tech, DepEd and POEA)

CPSC Acting Director General, Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel welcomed the officials during the Inaugural Ceremony of the program and extended his appreciations for choosing CPSC to host the study tour. Dr. GK went on to share CPSC’s recent programs and activities. Lectures on the following topics were also delivered to complement the visits: "Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) Criteria and Indicators" by CPSC Faculty Consultant and APACC Accreditor, Dr. Romulita Alto; and "The Philippine TVET System: A Review" by Prof. Miravalles.

On the last day of the study visit, the officials presented their action plans which included insights gained from the study visit and future plans for Nepal. The study visit ended with high appreciation from the Nepali officials for CPSC’s excellent cooperation in the implementation of the project