Defining the Challenges in Tech-Voc Education

Don Bosco – One TVET Philippines in together with Unified TVET of the Philippines (UniTVET), Don Bosco Technical Institute – Makati and Don Bosco College – Canlubang welcomed representatives from Sta Fe College and Florida State University for a two-day consultative visit last June 16 and 17, 2022 at Don Bosco Technical Institute – Makati.

The visitors were: Dr. Vilma Elisa Fuentes from Sta. Fe College, Dr. Jeffrey Ayala Milligan from the University of Florida, and Ms. Christine Grace Catindig, the EducationUSA Adviser for American Embassy. Dr. April Alcazar, President of Urdaneta City University, joined in the second day for a tour of Don Bosco Makati TVET Center.

UniTVET President, Fr. Onofre “Jun” Inocencio Jr, SDB lead the discussion on the situation of the Technical Vocational Education in the Philippines as well as scope of influence of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Philippines and in the world. Fr. Inocencio also discussed the different challenges facing Tech-Voc Education in the Philippines.

Dr. Vilma Elisa Fuentes (Sta. Fe College) and Dr. Jeffrey Ayala Milligan (Florida State University) visit Don Bosco Makati for discussion on challenges on Tech-Voc in the Philippines

The two-day visit is in response with Community College Administrator Program (CCAP) which aims to train 16 to 20 administrators from Philippine post-secondary vocational and technical institutions or officials with higher education planning responsibilities. Chosen representatives will undergo a four-week Community College Seminar which will be conducted by the Florida State University and Santa Fe College.

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