The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) designed and organized a one-week program focusing on Apprenticeship Training and Workers’ Further Training System. The program is being participated by two officials from Enhance Skills for Sustainable and Rewarding Employment (ENSSURE) Project and being supervised by Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, CPSC Director General from August 14-19, 2017.
Mr. Mahesh Bhattarai (Director, Training Division, CTEVT) and Mr. Subas Subedi (Team Leader, ENSSURE Project, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal) are in Manila to immerse and learn about TVET in the Philippines and how private and public TVET institutions handle their operations especially apprenticeship/on-the-job training and system of workers’ further training.
The program was organized to enable the participants to observe and assess the critical areas of apprenticeship training. They are also expected to identify the methodologies of participants’ selection, industries selection and coordination and collaboration mechanism for the training. The study tours are also meant for them to personally observe and identify the tripartite work process (industry, implementing agency, and apprentices) in apprenticeship model. Lastly, they are expected to identify best practices in recognition of prior learning and workers’ further training and adapt these practices in the context of Nepal.
Institutions for the study visits include the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati; TESDA Provincial Training Center in Rosario, Cavite; MFI Polytechnic Institute, Inc. in Pasig City; Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Taguig City; Astoria Culinary and Hospitality Institute in Pasig City; Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation and School of Technology in Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Dual Tech Training Center in Canlubang, Laguna and TESDA Central Office & TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City.