First Mindanao TVET expo reels off in ZC PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:46

Government and private stakeholders of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) are gathered here for the two-day First Mindanao TVET Expo.

The TVET Expo, which is anchored on the theme “Developing the Youth through Technical-Vocational Education and Training,” reeled off Tuesday at the convention center of a local hotel.

MinTVET president Irene Floro said the exposition is aimed to raise public awareness on the importance of TVET.

“The TVET expo is really to start spawning the culture of TVET, especially among the student-trainees here in the region,” Floro said.

In general, the two-day event is aimed to promote and advocate through a deeper exposure to TVET to the public, through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the different training providers, specifically its benefits and impact on youth employment so as to prepare the youth for jobs in the future.

Floro said there are 562 schools across Mindanao involved in the promotion of TVET.

TESDA Regional Director Lorenzo Macapili said that 42 of the 562 schools are based in this city.

The different participating TVET institutions have also held skills demonstrations that include the following bartending; 2D animation; emergency medical services: automotive mechanic servicing; commercial cookery; front office; health care services; food and beverage services; technical drafting; consumer electronics; able seafarer — deck and engine; beauty care; massage therapy; and, baking/cake decorating.

Floro said they are scheduled to conduct five similar expositions in the other regions, citing there are six TVET associations across Mindanao.