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PH strengthens skills of agricultural workers Apr 21, 2019 @ 10:31

PH strengthens skills of agricultural workers

The Philippines sent 36 state universities and colleges (SUC) representatives to a training course in Malaysia in a bid to support efforts to strengthen skills of the country’s agricultural workers.

A statement showed that as part of helping enhance skills of agricultural workers, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study & Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has supported sending 36 representatives from 17 SUCs in the country to a Malaysian meeting on technical-vocational (tech-voc) education mission.

Southeast Asian ministers are currently investing in more technical-vocational education & training (TVET) jobs program, aligning each other’s program for standardization and labor exchange.

SEARCA, in particular, is also carrying out a research on competency certification for agricultural workers to promote TVET in agriculture.

The Filipino delegates that were sent to Malaysia came from Bicol State College of Applied Science and Technology, Bulacan State University, Camarines Norte State College, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Central Luzon State University, Central Mindanao University, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, among others.

Right now, the Philippine government is supporting tech-voc jobs having ratified last month the Tulong Trabaho Act (Republic Act 11230). It establishes a Philippine Labor Force Competencies Competitiveness PRogram. Training fees for tech-voc jobs will be free under the law.


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