December 6, 2022

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority has pushed for a more proactive promotion of its Enterprise-Based Training (EBT) program among industry partners to better prepare workers and learners in their respective regions.

Tesda Deputy Director-General Aniceto Bertiz III called on industry coordinators and administrators of Tesda technical institutes (TTI) to ensure the active participation of the private sector in the EBT Program.

“In the implementation of EBT programs, promotion and advocacy play a vital role in achieving the targeted increase in the number of implementers. We encourage you to intensify the promotion and marketing of EBT and focus on nurturing the existing partnerships,” he said.

“The industry has been our partners in implementing our TVET programs. Now, we want to use this platform to set a strategic direction and enable you, as our frontliners in TVET, to be the advocates in making EBT the more preferred training modality in TVET,” he added.

Bertiz made the call during the first Capacity-Building Program for EBT Industry Coordinators and TTI Administration last April 22.

The program is in line with the agency’s goal to strengthen and expand the implementation of EBT in the country and in support of the second phase of the “EBT to the Max” implementation plan, particularly in equipping EBT implementers.

The EBT Program covers the Dual Training System/Dualized Training Program, Supervised Industry Learning, Apprenticeship, Learnership, Program on Accelerating Farm School Establishment, and in-company or on-site training arrangements, including other industry-based training programs.

Bertiz said the TVET sector is also affected by the pandemic, which is evident in the downward trend of the number of participating establishments in EBT programs.

He encouraged those in charge of promoting the agency’s programs, projects, and services to reinvigorate their efforts in building a stronger TVET amid the challenges of the new normal environment.

“No one is spared from the effects of the pandemic. TVET, likewise, experienced the dent in the nation’s socio-economic activities. A year after, we are all into rebuilding and reconstructing our individual and corporate lives gravely affected by the pandemic. We’ve seen the potential of EBT programs as catalysts to economic activities in the pre-pandemic times,” he said.

He reminded industry coordinators and administrators of training institutes to set their targets this year. 

The set target for EBT enrollees is 56,738 while the target for EBT graduates is 51,064. – Press release