THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will release this year the new curriculum guidelines for four courses—Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Information Technology, and Electronics Engineering, according to the Philippine Business for Education (PBED).
The new guidelines, which contain more input from industry, was a result of the partnership between the CHED and PBEd, with the support of the United States Agency for Interna¬tional Development (USAID) Philippines.
The added input ensures that at least 850,000 tertiary students enrolled in the four programs across the country will receive an education that is closer to what the industry wants, according to the PBED.
The one-year partnership was formalized in 2013 through a memorandum of understanding signed by CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan and PBEd chairman Ramon del Rosario Jr.
Under the terms of the partnership, PBEd will provide the CHED with additional input from industry on the expected outcomes of fresh graduates. This was completed through a one-day workshop that featured participants from the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Tourism Cong¬ress of the Philippines (TCP), Philippine Computer Society (PCS), Info¬comm Technology Association of the Philippines, Semiconductors and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI), American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (iBPAP) among others.