In keeping attuned with the “New Normal”, the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) successfully concluded a virtual training on Research Methodology in TVET from July 27-30, 2020 via Zoom, a first for its Open Registration Program category.

Twenty-one (21) TESDA, Malaysian polytechnic and community college professionals enhanced their knowledge and skills on research methodology which include developing research proposal and preparing research questionnaire during the program. The participants were mostly composed of assistant professors, instructors, administrative officers, instructors, lecturers and training heads, while a few were deputy directors and senior assistant directors.

Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, CPSC Director General, Program Supervisor and Resource Person during the program, congratulated the participants for their active and fruitful participation during the training. As a learning takeaway, Dr. Lamichhane encouraged the participants to start drafting their research proposals, proposals that are very simple, as simple as proposals for green campus, and added that it does not have to be a very complicated one, the simpler the proposal the more doable and more beneficial for the institution.

Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, Program Coordinator and Resource Person, shared his delight that despite the pandemic, the institutions and the academe in both countries showed enthusiasm in joining the program by sending their professionals. He said that when CPSC conceptualized and designed the program, it was visualized that many would be interested to inculcate the research culture in the academe. Indeed most of the TESDA institutions in the Philippines and the polytechnic and community colleges in Malaysia sent their educators for the research learning.

Other Resource Persons also included, Mr. Sanyog Bhattarai, CPSC Faculty Specialist and Mr. Rae Emmanuel Echaveria, CPSC Research, Publications and Information Officer who both shared specific techniques on research with the participants.

CPSC affirmed through the program that in the midst of the current health crisis worldwide, it remains to be the gateway for the professional development and success of its stakeholders.