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Philippines aims for more skilled workers and trainers

The Philippines’ Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has announced plans to help the country produce more skilled workers and trainers to meet the demands of the 21st century footwear industry. Key to this strategy is the launch of a National Technical Training Academy (NTTA), featuring its Technical-Vocational Education and Training system (TVET).

According to TESDA director general, Guiling Mamondiong, the NTTA is to offer a trainers’ development programme in response to demands for quality trainers who will manage and implement the TVET system in the Philippines.

Mr Mamondiong also expressed his hope that the NTTA would be adopted as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Trainers’ Training Academy.

“I think it is achievable, because we are now pursuing the establishment of ASEAN TVET Development Council,” he said during the scheme’s launch in Marikina City. “If this is organised, then we need to have a support service in terms of training institutions.”

Mr Mamondiong also expressed his hope that, with the launch of NTTA, Marikina City – dubbed ‘the shoe capital of the Philippines’ – would be ‘brought back into the map of leading institutions in Asia.’

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This article was originally published on page 2 of the February 2018 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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