December 8, 2023
TVL SKILLS ENHANCEMENT — The Department of Science and Technology-CAR and the local government of Bauko fully support learners taking up technical-vocational livelihood courses. Earlier, materials for welding are delivered by the DOST personnel at Mount Data National High School ready for the training. — DOST-CAR photo

BAUKO, Mountan Province– Learners and faculty members of Mt. Data National High School graduated from a welding course initiated by the Department of Science and Technology-Cordillera.
Twenty-seven grades 11 and 12 students and four faculty members completed the metal fabrication training under TVL Shielded Metal Arc Welding and fabricated steel doors for the school.
The steel doors will be used for the makeshift classrooms of the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood classes.
The training is part of the project done in partnership with the DOST through the Provincial Science and Technology Center-Mountain Province and Bauko local government.
It aimed to strengthen and enhance the capability of Mt. Data NHS in the implementation of the K to 12 educational system offering TVL and create an income generating project for the school through S&T interventions.
The project, “Upgrading of Teaching Facilities of Mount Data National High School through Science and Technology,” is in recognition of the 21st skills of learners on information, media, technology skills, and life and career.
Mt. Data NHS offers TVL strands in the senior high where 55 are under TVL Carpentry; 90, TVL SMAW; 52, TVL HE; and 22 are under TVL Agri Fishery Arts.
The project recognizes the need to provide opportunities for learners to acquire vocational and technical skills to enhance their readiness and employability.
The tracks and strands invest primarily in skills that allow enrolees to gain requisite certificates of competency and national certifications, which are essential for career opportunities.
Learners and trainees can produce products focused on newness, improvement, and ideas using available resources in the community.
It is also expected to integrate income generating projects to help students and trainees to earn while they learn.
Mt. Data NHS is also a recipient of the software of the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Stations or Starbooks to reach those with limited or no access to S&T information resources. – Press release