On the afternoon of May 25, 2022, the heads of TESDA XI Regional Training Center – Korea-Philippines Vocational Training Center (RTC-KPVTC) Davao went to Samson Polytechnic College of Davao in Magsaysay Avenue Corner Chavez St., Davao City, to participate in the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two institutions for the credit transfer and ladderization of diploma programs of RTC-KPVTC towards the CHED undergraduate bachelor programs of Samson College.
The delegates from RTC-KPVTC were headed by Engr. Constantino B. Panes, Jr., Center Administrator, and the envoys were Mr. Aenon Prince B. Alporte, Administrative Officer V; Ms. Marilou F. Coloma, Training Department Head and Head Trainer of Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Technology (DHRT); Ms. Maribel Tero, Head Trainer of Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology (DCET), Engr. Robert K. Arnaez, Head Trainer of Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology (DMET), Engr. Joel A. Atablanco, Head Trainer of Diploma in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Technology (DABET), Mr. Mario M. Dela Cerna, Head Trainer of Diploma in Information Technology (DIT), Ms. Gladies G. Bactong, Junior Trainer of Diploma in Heating, Ventilating, and Airconditioning/Refrigeration Technology (DHVAC/RT), and Mr. Joie Vincent R. Dagohoy, staff of Training Department.
The representatives from Samson College were led by Ms. Ledwina S. Cosico, Vice President for Internal Affairs and Mr. Oscar Cervales, College Dean. Their team was composed of Mr. Manuel D. Caipilan, Ms. Porciane Lasola, Mr. Ernesto Palapac, Mr. Jerry Sorilla, Mr. Dan Mark Nuez, Ms. Quenie Marie Ruben, Mr. Francisco Lictawa, Mr. Garry Sanchez, and Mr. Niño Arcabal.
The agreement between the institutions was made possible thru the coordination efforts of Engr. Edmund Labutap, both as a curriculum consultant of RTC-KPVTC and a technical director of Samson College.
After the MOA signing, the delegates from RTC-KPVTC Davao conducted a tour around the facilities of Samson College, as facilitated by Engr. Labutap. They went around the online classroom booths, library, laboratories, and technical workstations in the campus, to get ideas about best practices that RTC-KPVTC can apply in its continuous improvement of TVET delivery.