/ 18 November 2022

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority thanked the United Kingdom for supporting the programs and initiatives to strengthen the country’s technical vocational sector.

TESDA Director General Danilo Cruz thanked British Ambassador to the Philippines Laure Beaufils for her support to TESDA and vowed to continue working with the British Embassy in pursuit of area-based and demand-driven TVET.

“We will continue to work with not just the British Embassy but other local and international partners in strengthening the tech-voc training of the country,” he said.

Cruz met with Beaufils last month to discuss how to advance cooperation on technical vocational education and training and skills development.

He shared updates on the implementation of the Skills for Prosperity Project Philippines – a collaboration between the UK government, the International Labour Organization and TESDA.

The meeting also focused on further collaboration between TESDA and the British Council on English language training.

The British ambassador mentioned that her government is keen on exploring another MoU on standards mapping as well as on training and development initiatives in the railway-related sector, both of which TESDA has welcomed.

She shared that a Memorandum of Understanding has been forged between UK National Skills Academy for Rail and the Philippine Railways Institute, a rail transportation research and training center under the Department of Transportation, to develop a highly-skilled, competent, and world-class rail workforce.