TESDA 7 awarded the accreditation certificates in a simple ceremony to four industry partners during the culmination of the DTS (Dual Training System) Week Celebration on October 29, 2021 at the Regional TVET Innovation Center.
Some 13 DTS accreditation certificates to the diploma programs were granted to MinebeaMitsumi, Inc., Wellmade Motors and Development Corporation, Draka Philippines, Inc. and Teradyne Philippines, Ltd. These companies have proceeded with accepting trainees from CITE and have all been found to be compliant to the training standards of TESDA.
Accreditation is a process that certifies the compliance to a system of standard procedures to achieve the training quality and student safety. Industry partners with accreditation inspire confidence among shareholders and learners.
Accreditation also ensures that training programs have met the standards that were developed by experts in the field.
The event was graced with the presence of TESDA Deputy Director General for Linkages and Partnerships Aniceto Bertiz III who challenged private institutions and industries to be responsive to the challenging times and be steadfast in their commitment. Bertiz urged those in attendance to save lives, create jobs, and generate livelihood.
TESDA 7 Regional Director Andrew Bido, in his welcome remarks, said that the enterprise-based program through DTS would help the country eliminate skills mismatch, increase employability of graduates and produce locally competitive workers responsive to the industry demand.
The ceremony was attended by CITE Chairman Jose Soberano III and CITE President Engr. Oscar Rodriguez who accepted the accreditation certificates. Also in attendance were Dr. Philip Tan of Wellmade Motors Development Corporation and personnel from CITE.