Following the success of the first batch of the Future Movers Program (FMP) Training of Trainers (ToT) held last April 6-8, 2021, the Colombo Plan Staff College organized the second batch of this training program on May 24-27, 2021.

The program was designed to enhance the professionalism in instructional methodologies and pedagogies of TVI teachers who are qualified in their respective fields. In addition, the participants were equipped with skills on using different teaching learning strategies, methods, techniques and tools for the benefit of the internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi City and surrounding areas.

A total of 25 instructors, administrators and teachers coming from the following technical vocational institutes (TVIs) participated in this batch:

  • MANA Millennium Technical School
  • Amerah Technical Vocational School and Assessment
  • Unified Technological Skills Academy
  • Christian Horizon School
  • North Pacific Technical Skills Training Center
  • 4J&E Technical School, Inc.
  • Touch Technical School, Inc.
  • Informatics College
  • SSKL Technical Institute, Inc.

The training was supervised by Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, CPSC Director General and coordinated by Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai, CPSC Faculty Specialist with additional learnings provided by Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, CPSC Faculty Specialist.

The program was opened formally on May 24, 2021 in which key members of the Future Movers Program attended the program. The Director of the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Mr. Sreenivas Narayanan, welcomed and briefed the participants about the objectives and plans of the FMP.

Dir. David Bungallon of NITESD, representing Sec. Isidro Lapena of TESDA, speaking to the participants via Zoom.

The special guest, Dir. David Bungallon, Executive Director of the National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD), welcomed this initiative from FMP and cited its role in “future-proofing” TVET and ensuring its relevance to human resource and economic development. He mentioned the role of the partners such as the FMP consortium in the achievement of TESDA’s goals in the development of TVET in the Philippines.

The messages of support were also seconded by Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane in his closing remarks. He mentioned that this program was designed to integrate a blended learning approach and considers how the learning environment has changed in light of the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Topics tackled during the program included: (1) Effective Teaching and Learning Management of TVET Trainers; (2) Vocational Pedagogy Based Instructional Methods and Processes; (3) Application of ICT Tools in Effective Training Delivery and (4) Demonstrating Instructional Competencies to Impart KSA. The participants were also asked to draft a session plan to apply the lessons into actual practice.

The program was formally closed on May 27, 2021 and was highlighted by a symbolic presentation of signed MoAs between the participant institutions and the FMP consortium. Mr. Francis Macatulad from ASSIST also provided his closing remarks and expressed his optimism that this partnership will continue for the benefit of the IDPs in Marawi.

The representatives from participant institutions raising the copies of their signed MoAs to symbolize the formal partnership between them and the FMPs.

Group picture of the participants

Participants’ Feedback

Mr. Wilfredo Langomez, Trainer, Amerah Technical Vocational School
“I am very thankful that the training we had we can use it in the implementation of the future projects in Marawi. I have learned a lot, many new ideas and technologies. I hope all of us can use it for the future program implementation. I am very satisfied with the training, I look forward for the next batch.”
Ms. Anita Cipriano, Head of the Christian Horizon School
“The program is very much aligned not only in Marawi but also in Iligan City. This is very significant for me because it adds knowledge and gives me much enthusiasm because many people are engaged in this endeavor. This is another experience that we will venture. We experienced very excellent learning experience and we would like to thank our trainers and facilitators for designing this program.”