The 10-point agenda of the new TESDA leadership points to the direction on which the programs and services will be cast. With the strategic policy shift towards area-based and demand-driven technical vocational education and training (TVET) aligned with the country’s macro goal of global competitiveness of its human resources, the TESDA’s field offices are cut out for it.
TESDA Region VI is well positioned to take on this new challenge, given its long institutional history, its innate culture of organizational resilience and the talent of its people. But it has to work with its critical stakeholders, among them the private sector, industries, the local governments, the political leaders, and leverage our resources and capacities to create pockets of differences in skills development in these parts.
I’m hoping, with the trust and support of our top management, the dedicated work of our team, and the commitment by all our local stakeholders, we can together journey to make new things happen here - in the area of TVET.