/ 22 December 2022

DAVAO Region will soon have its TVET Innovation Center, paving the way for the conduct of more skills training programs, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority said.

TESDA Director General Danilo Cruz recently checked the construction of the RTIC at the Regional Training Center – Korea Philippines Vocational Training Center in Davao City.

“The 4th Industrial Revolution brings with it significant socio-economic opportunities as well as challenges. These compel training and education providers to adopt a culture of innovation, and to equip its learners with essential skills that will help them thrive in the ever-changing work environments of the 4IR,” Cruz said.

“TESDA’s ongoing establishment of innovation centers around the country is among the government’s direct responses to the challenges of the 4IR,” the TESDA chief added.

In June this year, TESDA broke ground for the two-story, 867-square-meter RTIC which will serve as an innovation hub for TVET in the region.

Deputy Director General Aniceto Bertiz III said the soon-to-rise RTIC will help TESDA to respond to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and pursue innovation in training delivery.

He said that RTC-KPTVC, which offers nine diploma programs or higher-level TVET, will help enhance and develop the country’s human resources.

The construction of innovation centers nationwide is aligned with TESDA’s strategic thrusts which are to achieve global competitiveness and workforce readiness and attain social equity for workforce inclusion and poverty reduction.

There are three TESDA innovation centers — one each in Cebu, Northern Samar and Zamboanga Sibugay.