TEVSAPHIL Holds 6th TVET National Congress

Cultural heritage takes glitz and glamour to a different level during the 6th TVET National Congress on November 8, 2019 at SMX  Convention Center.  This year’s theme on local tradition seeping into the core of Industrial Revolution 4.0 seems to be in style as top executives and members of TEVSAPHIL (Technical Vocational Schools and Associations of the Philippines) sashayed down the runway to primp and pose.

CITE and other Region 7 representatives showcase creations of Dexter Alazas of Hablon de Cebu, a handloom weaving in Argao.

TEVSAPHIL is a national association of schools and organizations in the technical vocational education and training industry. The association was established to represent private TVET institutions. TEVSAPHIL and TESDA have always been a notable developer of individual careers and of the nation as a whole.

TESDA Sec. Isidro Lapeña who spoke on behalf of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte narrated the World Economic Forum report on “The Future of Jobs Report” citing that 4IR (Industry 4.0) will displace some workers and at the same time create new opportunities for others. The reports says emerging professions will rise 27% across all industries in 2022.  About 26.8% of jobs in the services sector were identified to be at risk of being automated followed by 12% from industry sector such as machine, equipment and plant operators.

However, with the approval of EO no. 83 by President Duterte on the Adoption of the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan (NTESDP),  a new compass will be set up to align policies and implementing programs to support the development goals and objectives of the national government. The said plan, according to Sec. Lapeña aims to create a conducive and enabling environment, ensure the preparedness of the workforce for 4IR, provide growth industries with quality workforce, address basic sector needs, and instill values and integrity in TVET.

As automation improves human productivity and remove the redundancy of admin work, people can now focus on solving complex issues. Sec. Lapeña identified five 21st century skills needed to survive in 2020 such as critical thinking, creativity, people management, and coordinating with other.

TESDa has identified skills requirements in the conduct of  the Skills Needs Anticipation (SNA) and  Workforce Skills Survey (WSS) to ascertain skills for 4IR, essential skills, green jobs, and digitization.

TEVSAPHIL, a  the pioneer association of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools in the country, is gearing to present the transformation of these leading industries (agriculture, automotive, textile, culinary, robotics, native crafts, etc.) as the country moves towards more sustainable progress.