TWELVE education experts and policymakers from Bangladesh visited the Philippines recently to study the country’s technical vocational education and training (TVET) system and find out if it can be implemented in their own country.
The Bangladeshi team, which was here for five days, was hosted by the state skills training agency Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
“TVET in the Philippines has been looked upon as a model, and we are sharing this to our neighbor nations,” Joel Villanueva, Tesda director general, said.
“As we head towards a seamless economy, we want to open our doors to our fellow TVET policy makers so we can learn from each other on ways to make TVET first-rate, relevant and at the same time accessible,” he said.
The Bangladeshi officials studied Tesda’s Standards Development, TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System, Competency-Based Training, Assessment and Certification System, Monitoring System and Management Information System.
Villanueva said Tesda also imparted its experiences on working with the private sector through the public-private partnership schemes, strengthening TVET institutions and resource mobilization.
The Bangladeshi officials came from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Labor and Employment and Ministry of Finance.