A total of thirty two (32) administrators from various trade schools and training centers managed by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) were at the National TVET Teacher’s Training Center (NTTA) in Marikina City, Philippines from March 19-23, 2018 to attend the Executive Course on Strategic Planning. This executive course is second of such endeavor organized by CPSC to the TESDA Administrators and Staff through the efforts of NTTA.
The program was organized to prepare the participants on formulating their Institutional Development Plans (IDPs) and help them appreciate the process of Strategic Planning as a tool in facilitating the necessary improvements in their respective institutions. The program focused on imparting the methodologies in preparing the SWOT (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats) Analysis, Vision, Mission, Strategic Goals, Objectives, Activities and Monitoring and Logical Framework to the participants, as practiced by CPSC in preparing their own 5-year Strategic Plan.
The Director General, Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane and CPSC’s Faculty Consultant, Dr. Chithral Ambawatte, provided the main academic supervision both as the resource persons and program coordinators. The Acting Research and Publications Officer, Mr. Rae Emmanuel Echaveria and the Executive Secretary, Mr. Bryan Lazaro, also provided assistance to the resource persons as program facilitators. In addition, the Director of NTTA, Mr. Edward dela Rosa and Chief TESD Specialist, Mr. Elysius Fondevilla, provided the support to the logistics to the program as the institutional coordinators.
During the opening ceremony held on March 19, 2018, the TESDA Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning, Dir. Rosanna Urdaneta reiterated her vision of institutional development and excellence to TVET institutions and urged the participants gain as many lessons from the course as possible. Her statement was seconded by Dr. Ramhari, which stressed the benefits brought by institutional planning in anticipating for future changes which will significantly impact the institution’s operations.
In addition to the program arrangements, a brief tour of Marikina City was organized on March 21, 2018 in cooperation with the Marikina City Tourism Office and the Marikina City Government. Places visited included the Disaster and Risk Reduction Office, City Hall, City Health Office and the local factories of hats and bags located in Brgy. Parang.