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DepEd to strengthen tech-voc program in public high schools
The Department of Education (DepEd) strengthens tech-voc high schools nationwide through its tech-voc curriculum under the Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program (STVEP) and with the help of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
According to Secretary Armin Luistro, “DepEd believes that tech-voc high school program will play a significant role in raising the quality of high school graduates in the country toward employment here and abroad or toward entrepreneurship. Through it, they can contribute more significantly to revenue generation, jobs creation, and to national development as a whole.”
DepEd continues to raise the quality of tech-voc programs by providing a competency-based curriculum, hosting teachers' trainings, acquiring physical facilities, developing instructional materials, and other logistics support.
The agency also mentioned that it is working closely with TESDA in the operation of tech-voc high schools since TESDA's mandate is management of technical education and skills development in the country.
“In short, it complements the government's program for economic recovery and social uplift by addressing the jobskill mismatch in our labor market and providing tech-voc high school students with the opportunities to acquire TESDA-certifiable technical, vocational, industrial and other relevant skills,” Luistro added.