TESDA XI Regional Director, Engr. Lorenzo Macapili, DTE with Provincial Office OIC, Araceli R. Guazon and Customer Service Officer, Mr. Adrian James B. Luna, held a forum at The Rizal Memorial Colleges, Inc, represented by VP for Administration, Atty. Ernesto Raphael V. Robillo, TechVoc Consultant, Dr. Evangeline P. Yap, TechVoc Dept. Head, Lawrence R. Cabañog, and the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Dr. Fernandez.
The main agenda as reiterated by Dir. L. Macapili was to strengthen their partnership amid the pandemic and to be more participative on the RMC’s technical and vocational training. Thus, more responsive programs related to agriculture and construction sectors have been offered. One of which is an allotment of P1.6 billion on scholarship grants, which happens to be the largest allotted budget per year in terms of scholarships for all TVI’s who are capable to handle said training.
The agency has also shifted from a supply-driven to a more demand-driven and area-based TVET to make it more responsive to the critical needs of the industries and stakeholders. He likewise recognized the importance of the industry as they are the “keys to the fast, and efficient implementation of skills training and upskilling”. He emphatically expressed an assurance that TESDA Region XI will extend assistance to RMC, should there be a need to undergo trainings for those who aim to acquire the National Training Certificate ( NTC), National TVET Trainers’ Certificate (NTTC) as well as Trainers’ Methodology Certificate (TMC) so as to ensure the full swing implementation of the TVI’s programs on Agriculture and Construction.
Dir. Macapili has further expressed that TESDA’s latest program on Tulong Trabaho Scholarship Program will ensure job opportunities after the training, which is the main purpose of the Tulong Trabaho under Republic Act 11230.
With this, The Rizal Memorial Colleges, Inc. looks forward to having more collaborations with TESDA Region XI on its latest programs. It may be noted that the Technical-Vocational Department, has been granted approval for its UTPRAS application for the Construction Sector, the Carpentry NC II and Masonry NC II, and is ready for its kick-off Training, having granted a Php 411,020.00 scholarship grant/s in the near future.
There will be a lot more joint programs with TESDA Region XI, and on behalf of the Chief Operating Officer, Leo Tereso A. Magno and President, Dr. Evelyn Abellera Magno, kudos to more partnerships for the Rizalians, the Mindanaoans and the entire Filipinos.