Regional Technical Education and Skills Development Committee

PESO Congress
Deputy Director General for Field Operations
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
September 25, 2013
Oriental Hotel
Palo, Leyte
Education for entrepreneurship
By Cielito F. Habito
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
First, it drives students to be creators, not mere
replicators. One gets the sense that too many of our
teachers think of education simply as a process of
transferring information, which is good for turning out
trivia quiz contest champions, but will not produce
problem-solvers. Others see it a level higher—i.e., as
imparting knowledge, which is of a higher order than
information. Information pertains to facts, while
knowledge pertains to concepts. But this is not
enough. True education imparts not merely knowledge
but wisdom, or the ability to organize and make good
use of knowledge toward improving people’s lives.
Second, entrepreneurship-oriented education trains
students for effective social interaction, which is key
to successful entrepreneurship. This will not be
achieved in a teacher-centered classroom where
communication proceeds largely one-way from the
teacher to some 40-60 students preoccupied with
taking notes. More advanced educational systems
promote student-centered classrooms where they are
encouraged to interact and work as teams. The
effectiveness of the educational system hinges not
only on the content but, equally important, on the
manner and process by which education takes place,
whether in or out of the classroom.
students to discover, experiment and take risks. Risk-taking is
second nature to good entrepreneurs. A nation of seguristas
cannot be a progressive nation. Many of us like to lament how
too many Filipino businessmen seem content with imitating and
copying others’ successful businesses, rather than creating and
pursuing new business ideas. Our history of an importsubstituting industrial policy derives from this attitude, and has
led us to a tradition of protectionism whose continuing vestiges
still slow us down today in the face of the impending Asean
Economic Community. Risk-taking and innovation are not
something one learns from books, but are fostered through the
approach and manner by which education is delivered by our
schools and teachers.
Toyota Training Center in Laguna
Regional Technical Education and
Skills Development Committee (RTESDC)
RTESDC is the highest policy-making body on TVET at the regional level.
Its functions include orchestrating and steering all skills development
activities towards meeting the economic goals, identification of TVET
priority areas based on the needs of the region and providing policy
recommendations to the TESDA Board and other appropriate bodies.
Provincial Technical Education and
Skills Development Committee (PTESDC)
The members of the Provincial Technical Education and Skills Development
Committee (PTESDC) convened last March 12, 2013 at NEMCO Board Room,
Surigao City. The meeting was attended by the Regional Director Florencio F.
Sunico, Jr. who gave orientation to the PTESDC Members about the Philippine
TVET System and the Governing Structure of TESDA.
OIC-PD Liza B. Budtan presented the 2012 Provincial TESDC Work Plan. The
members gave input to enhance the Plan for implementation in CY2013. The
Office Performance Commitment Plan (OPCP) was also presented to the
group by Mr. Joselito C. Ecoben.
Michelle Anne C. Macahilo from
Salay, Misamis Oriental was a
Cooking NC II, Baking & Pastry
Household Services NC II of
Kinoguitan National Agricultural
School from year 2007-2009
The photo on this page showed
Che-che in front of the Selsdon
Park Hotel in United Kingdom
where she was employed as
Catering Assistant and earns
£ 6.08/hr.
In 2012 Mr. Reynaldo D. Caseres decided to have a formal training in
Automotive Servicing NC II at the Provincial Integrated Skills
Training Center at Talay, Dumaguete City, and also availed of the
TWSP scholarship in Heavy Equipment Operation in Hydraulic
Excavation NC II at Cebu Science of Welding & Skills Technology
Inc. (CSWSTI), Sibulan, Negros Oriental.
Equipped with his national certificates Mr. Caseres was bold
enough to apply at the different web sites at the internet for
jobs abroad. Lots of offers came from the Middle East but he
to work and settle with his family in Australia.
Meantime, while preparing for his documents for employment,
Mr. Caseres accepted job orders at Vema Motors, an automotive
shop, home service and overhauling services as a TESDA
Specialista in Dumanguete City. Later he was hired as a Project
Coordinator of the mobile training programs of the CSWSTI .
His monthly income had improved and is sustainable enough
to meet the basic needs of his family. He was able to send his
two children in school. The eldest is fourth year high school and
the second is grade six.
He just received his visa and plane ticket for Australia
and left Philippines on May l6, 2013. He was hired by
Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) at Perth Australia as a
truck mechanic with a starting salary of P225,000 a
month and with high hopes of bringing his family with
him a year after.
Mark Anthony Zamora
Acera, 25 years old from
Barangay Can-upao, Jagna,
He was one of the
recipients of the training
for work scholarship
program and took Building
Wiring Installation NC II
at Provincial Training
Center –Jagna on January
12, 2009 to March 24,
2009 and passed the
national assessment in
Building Wiring
Installation NC II
After finishing his intensive on the job training, with selfconfidence and strong determination, he went to Manila and
applied for work abroad. Wishing luck, he applied two
companies having work stations at middle east countries. After
months of waiting, he return to his hometown at Jagna, Bohol
but luckily just days after, he was called up to start his applied
job as an electrician at Riyad, Saudi Arabia. He had been
working as Electrician-Technician, Troubleshooting and
MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS since Oct. 10, 2010 to the

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