Research and Development in TVET

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MANILA, Philippines - The research and development culture is being revived in all technical-vocational training institutions (TTIs) of TESDA nationwide to improve the management competency and capability of school administrators.The first step towards this direction is the In-Country Program on Research and Development in TVET held on May 16-20, at the TESDA National TVET Trainers Academy (NTTA) in Marikina.Organized by the Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC) in collaboration with TESDA, the program was attended by 24 administrators of TESDA training institutions where the importance of modern researchtools and techniques in TVET was underscored.Research proposalsParticipants were required to submit a research proposal to support the formulation of priorities, programs and services for their institutions.Program resource persons included Dr. Romulita Alto, former CPSC faculty consultant and currently research consultant at the Technological Institute of the Philippines; Maria Susan P. Dela Rama, executive director, Public Information Office and e-TESDA, and Rae Emmanuel Echaveria, research assistant, CPSC.Significant reforms have been made to make TVET responsive to the needs of the labor market and the employment system, by continuously evaluating and modifying curricula, introducing new courses, training and retraining teachers, modernizing laboratories and workshops through a close partnership between TVET institutions and the world of work. …