TESDA lends Bangladesh teachers, supervisors its technical expertise anew

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm 

MANILA, July 17 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) lent its expertise anew to Bangladesh teachers and supervisors, who studied the technical education and training system in the country.

“TESDA will always welcome this cross-border collaboration with other countries that share the similar ambition of propagating technical vocational education,” said TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva.

Villanueva said the 22 Bangladeshi TVET personnel sought TESDA’s expertise to equip them with the necessary expertise in delivering competency-based training programs in Bangladesh.

Twenty four fellows, composed of TVET trainers, teachers and institutional managers, underwent the training from July 2 to 14. “We hope they were able to pick up the best practices in TESDA during the training period to improve their professional skills and boost their confidence in delivering TVET in Bangladesh,” he added.

This year’s trainers composed the third batch of Bangladesh nationals to visit TESDA under the Bangladesh TVET Reform Project, backed by the International Labor Organization.

The first two batches, which trained in October 2010 and March 2011, resulted in “successful lessons” that prompted the ILO to organize a new set of trainers.

This year’s batch trained in various courses under Agro Food Processing, Metals and Engineering for Land Transportation, Information Technology and Teacher Training and Assessment in various TVET institutions in the National Capital Region, Southern Luzon and Central Luzon.

“In the Philippines as in Bangladesh, tapping and honing the skills of the people is (sic) key to job generation and entrepreneurship, which leads to better income,” Villanueva said.

The TESDA chief said skills development will always be at the forefront of development agenda of the Aquino government. (PNA) hbc/MAGI

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