CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – Committed to providing quality education and skills with the end in view of empowering Bataeños towards growth and development, the Bataan Federation of Technical Institutions, Inc. (BaFTII) and the Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA-Bataan) conducted a TVET Forum last September 19 at the Crown Royale Hotel, this City.
Said forum aims to provide a common understanding and appreciation of the various TVET issuances/guidelines among its member academic institutions. To provide direction on TVET from the provincial leadership as well as inputs from a conducted provincial industry, Mr. Geoffrey Loyola, Management Information System Office and Provincial Information Office Head gave an overview as well as insight on the various developments and projects in the Province, zeroing in on 1Bataan, the community portal for creativity, connectivity and collaboration among Bataeños worldwide. Aside from delivering latest developmental news / information around the province (Jobs, Health, Education, Business, Environment, Tourism, Agro-Economy, and more), it also serves as a feedback mechanism that encourages users to share their ideas, suggestions, business and job opportunities, public service announcement/advisory, photos, videos and even blogs about Bataan.
Among the speakers who enlightened the participants on the current situation as well as the direction that TVET is taking were Mr. Rogelio Zulueta, BaFTII President; Ms. Grace Corazon Castillo, TESDA, Prov’l. Director; Mr. Alexander Baclig; Ms. Editha Hernandez; Ms. Catherine Cornejo; Mr. Ben Hur Baniqued; Mr. Robert Enriquez; and Mr. Bryan Joseph Banzon.
The following academic institutions were represented in the said forum: Acuña Welding School, ACLC College, Asia Pacific College of Advanced Studies, Bataan Heroes Memorial College, Bataan Maritime Institute, Bataan Peninsula State University, College of Subic Montessori, Eastwoods Professional College, Electrotechnical Institute, Limay Polytechnic College, Microcity Computer College, Philippine Women’s University, Softnet Information Technology Center, Sophia School for Skills and Development, Wellcare Institute, Orion Prov’l Training Center, and Mariveles Regional Training Center.