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ERIC Number: ED404483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Partnership with Business and Industry: Technical Vocational Education in the Philippines.
Culanculan-Tupas, Liberty
Linking employers with educational institutions in order to improve education and educate students who can do jobs is important in the Philippines. Program linkages include the following: (1) industry involvement in policy formation through employer groups on education boards; (2) regional and provincial education boards having private industry representatives; (3) promotion of the dual training system as the preferred mode of technology-based education and training; (4) an apprenticeship program that expects industry employers to prioritize training needs; (5) Supervised Industrial Training that promotes closely monitored on-the-job training; (6) close partnerships among nine Industry Training Boards and industry associations that foster the capability of the private sector to train employees; and (7) resource sharing to conduct the National and International Skills Olympics. Although these efforts are praiseworthy, cooperative efforts between public training institutions and employers have been difficult to establish. Lack of incentives and lack of capability on both sides of the relationship make cooperation difficult. Problems include weak information links with employers, the school systems' lack of resources for developing curriculum, and the sometimes poor quality of training. Close cooperation between employers and training institutions is critically important to developing the information needed for training of all kinds. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines