TESDA launches TVET programs rating system

MANILA, Sept. 9 (PNA)– Executives of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), technical vocational institutions and other stakeholders have come together to talk about scaling up their programs to produce better graduates.

At the recent Quality Forum, TESDA also launched the TVET Programs Star Rating System to recognize the accomplishments, innovations and improvements that technical vocational institutions have instituted beyond the minimum requirements set in the UTPRAS or the Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System.

This system will categorize TVET programs into good, better or best with corresponding stars.

TVET stands for technical vocational education and training, while UTPRAS is a quality-assured process implemented by TESDA to ensure compliance of training institutions with TESDA’s standards.

The forum was organized by the Cebu Association of Public-Private TVET Institutions Inc. (CAPPTI) in collaboration with the Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise (CITE), TESDA Region VII Office and the Certification Office.

Close to 1,000 participants attended the forum consisting of representatives from training institutions, industry associations, TESDA officials and concerned stakeholders. It was held in Cebu City.

Some institutions who also shared TVET experiences were representatives of the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), TESDA Women’s Center (TWC), KorPhil Davao and APACC Gold Level Awardee from Malaysia. (PNA)