The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Region 12 is processing the release of national certifications to technology and livelihood education (TLE) teachers in parts of the region.
Zeus Ampuyas, TESDA Region 12 director, said they have partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) in the region to facilitate the certification of TLE teachers in various competencies.
Such move mainly covers teachers who were assigned to teach in the Grade 9 classes of the K to 12 education program, he said.
Ampuyas said an initial 790 TLE teachers from various parts of Region 12 have underwent competency assessment and certification for various skills.
Also known as Soccsksargen, Region 12 comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Kidapawan and Cotabato.
The official said the assessment, which ran for two days, was facilitated by TESDA-accredited centers or institutions in the region.
He said the initiative was in line with the agency’s National Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Competency Assessment and Certification Program.
The TVET qualifications covered by the assessment are: Beauty Care NC (National Certificate) II, Caregiving NC II, Cookery NC II, Dressmaking NC II, Front Office NC II, Household Services NC II, Animal Production NC II, Crop Production NC II, Food Processing NC II, Horticulture NC II, Automotive Servicing NC II, Carpentry NC II, Consumer Electronics Servicing NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, Masonry NC II, Plumbing NC II, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning NC II, Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II, Computer Hardware Servicing NC II and Technical Drafting NC II.
Ampuyas said their partnership with DEpEd-12 was in compliance with the mandates of K to 12 program and Section 13.2 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.
“The IRR specifically provided that teachers who will teach specialized subjects in the secondary education should possess the necessary certification issued by TESDA,” he said.
Joint Circular No. 1, series of 2014 issued on September 9, 2014 provided that TESDA should closely coordinate with DepEd to ensure that all TLE teachers handling Grade 9 classes are properly certified.(PNA)Add a comment