CPSC Faculty Specialist Ms. Therese Lee (center), receiving the certificate from TESDA Region II Officials namely the Acting Regional Director of TESDA Region II Dr. Demetrio Anduyan Jr. (left) and the Provincial Director of TESDA Quirino Province, Mrs. Marissa Alcantara (right).

The Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) was tapped by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region II (Cagayan Valley) to conduct an awareness program for Administrators of TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) and other officials of TESDA Region II. Region II is composed of the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, and Batanes and is located on the northeastern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines.

APACC consultant/trainer and Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) Faculty Specialist Ms. Therese Lee, imparted her expertise during the said program held from October 23-24, 2019 at Aparri Polytechnic Institute, Aparri, Cagayan. It was participated in by a total of 48 TTI Administrators, Criterion Focals, Provincial Directors, and Regional Office Staff.

Ms. Therese Lee providing her lecture during the program

The program was organized to conduct orientation on APACC Accreditation, its functions and benefits, and the 2019 version of the APACC Self Study Form. It was also intended to provide consultancy to Region II TTIs on preparing documents and preparing for on-site visits, in general.

The participants undergoing the workshop about the APACC Self-Study Form (SSF)

The two-day activity was a productive engagement since it enabled the institutions to assess the level of their preparedness and readiness to undergo APACC accreditation, and also draft a program plan or action plan based on the gaps. The gaps identified during the program were used as inputs to further enhance the monitoring and evaluation component in the quality management system.

The participants expressed their appreciation to the assistance of APACC and CPSC in conducting the awareness exercise and workshop.

Ms. Therese Lee (center) with the faculty members and staff of the Southern Isabela College of Arts and Trades (SICAT)