New education scheme eyed to curb unemployment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / November 24) – The government is launching a
new scheme to make it easier for students to get a college degree via
gradual technical or vocational courses.

But it could challenge the country’s traditional education system,
officials from the Technical Education and Skills Development
Authority and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Friday as
they presented the “ladderized education” to reporters.

Ladderized education offers easier transition from skills-based
technical and vocational courses to higher education courses with
colleges and universities accrediting subjects and competencies earned
by a student from tech-vocational education.

At present, students who finished technical-vocational courses and who
wish to pursue a college degree have to re-enroll the subjects they
already earned from TESDA-accredited schools.

Dr. Gaspar Gayona, TESDA regional director for Southeastern Mindanao,
said that graduates of the shorter technical and vocational courses
could earn a competency certificate after passing an assessment test.
He said they could work on positions that require the certificate and
some degree of experience. Read full story here.

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