In a dynamic display of collaboration, the 2023 Industry Forum of TESDA RTC-KorPhil Davao took off on April 12 at the Grand Regal Hotel Davao, bringing together over 100 industry partners from different sectors.
The forum opened conversations about Supervised Industry Learning (SIL) or the On-the-Job training of TESDA learners, which now includes short term courses required for SIL. Previously, only three-year Diploma trainees were sent to the industries for the 240 hours SIL 1 and 240 hours SIL 2.
Engr. Constantino B. Panes, Jr. Ed.D, Center Administrator of RTC-KPVTC Davao, delivered his welcome remarks thanking the active participation of the industry partners from various sectors such as in agriculture, automotive, construction, metals and engineering, industrial automation, food and tourism, refrigeration, electronics and ICT.
Joie Vincent R. Dagohoy, Industry Coordinator of RTC-KPVTC Davao, provided insights into the rationale and mechanics of the workshop, laying the foundation for the forum’s activities.
Adonis F. Culas, Provincial Director of Davao City/Sur, delivered a special message, emphasizing the significance of the event in bridging the gap between industries and educational institutions. He stressed the importance of aligning vocational education with industry demands to ensure graduates are job-ready.
In the forum, course structures of the short-term courses of TESDA were presented, as a way to inform the industries on what are the competencies learned by the TESDA trainees at the Center. This will help the industries on what competencies shall be given focus once the trainees are immersed in the actual workplace.
A significant outcome of the forum was the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for Supervised Industry Learning, showcasing the industry partners’ dedication to collaborating and supporting each other in implementing the innovative solutions generated during the workshop.
Nelson Z. Embat, the Former Industry Coordinator of RTC-KPVTC Davao, acknowledged the invaluable contributions of the industry partners, recognizing their efforts in advancing the region’s industries.
The forum concluded with a closing message from Gil D. Gonzales, Supervising TESD Specialist of RTC-KPVTC Davao, expressing appreciation for the collective effort and emphasizing the continued importance of collaboration among industry partners.