THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and Association of Technical Institutions of Negros Occidental (Atino) recently conducted a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Trainers’ Forum and Competency Assessors’ Calibration in the province which underscored the need to work for global competencies.
The activity is mainly aimed at updating the trainers and assessors of the training institutions on the operating procedures on competency assessment and affidavit of undertaking.
The two-day forum held at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in Bacolod City until June 11 also included discussion on the “Work Values of an Assessor and Credo.”
It was attended by 167 TVET trainers and competency assessors in the province.
Paula Jumeras, focal person of Tesda Regional Competency Assessment and Certification discussed the migrated qualifications as well as updates on conducting competency assessment during the first day.
Tesda-Negros Occidental director Jimmicio Daoaten, for his part, appealed to trainers and assessors not to disregard the idea of “global citizenship education” which he presented during the forum.
Daoaten said “we are now in the age of globalization.” The world becomes more demanding that poses a huge challenge for local skilled workers in the global arena.
“We, in Tesda, in response to this challenge, are now implementing positive changes in our programs and pushing for a constant development to make sure that our graduates acquired the best training responsive to global trends and needs,” he added.
The provincial director told trainers that they are not just trainers as they play a crucial role in inculcating appropriate values, knowledge and skills to the trainees.
Daoaten urged them to help the agency in producing more globally competitive skilled workers.
“To our assessors, on the other hand, we cannot compromise the integrity of the national certificate,” he said, adding that “we are the sole keeper of the standards that we are talking.”
On the second day, another forum was conducted to address the issues and concerns of the different Assessment Centers in the province.
It was attended by the assessment center managers and their staff.