MANILA - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority has announced that it is looking for outstanding technical-vocational (tech-voc) partners to be feted during the annual Kabalikat Awards in August.
“Since the early days of the agency, all our partners have contributed greatly so that we can carry out our mandate of providing the best technical vocational education and training (TVET) to our kababayan. They have assisted us in identifying the skills that are in demand by industry. They have helped craft policies crucial to effective TVET implementation and facilitated the delivery of training under the most conducive environments," Tesda Secretary Isidro Lapeña said yesterday.
Usually held during Tesda’s anniversary in August, the Kabalikat Awards is given to the agency’s most active and outstanding partners who contributed in developing, enhancing and implementing training programs that have improved the employability of skilled workers.
“(Our partners’ help) has resulted in a national TVET system that is highly responsive to the ever-changing requirements of the work environment, one that reaches the most underserved sectors of society, and that produces individuals whose skills will remain relevant for years to come," Lapeña said.
Tesda will recognize partners from government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations, local government units, private firms, non-government organizations as well as local and international organizations.
Its provincial and executive offices will nominate the awardees.
Screening committees from regional and executive offices will look at the nominees’ support to Tesda, employment assistance, and promotion of activities, among others.*PNA
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