The Regional TVET Innovation Center in Cebu City
24 October 2020
CEBU CITY - Cebuanos can now fill in the labor force needed by the highly industrialized region of Central Visayas as the first Regional Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Innovation Center (RTIC) in the country opens here on Friday, October 23, 2020.
Led by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña who was accompanied by TESDA Deputy Director Generals Lina Sarmiento and Luis Gabriel Quisimbing, the RTIC was blessed and inaugurated with the representatives of the local government of Cebu and other government agencies.
Lapeña explained that the RTIC is an anticipation of TESDA for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) and in consonance with the Philippine Innovation Act of 2019 embodied in the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan 2018-2019.
"The implementation of innovations in TVET must be dynamic, encompassing and inclusive of the education and training; experimentation in research and development; and entrepreneurship education," he said in his message.
The TESDA Chief envisions the RTIC to operate to respond to the demands of the export processing zones and manufacturing sector, delivering training on distinct areas of competence such as Machining.
"In the very near future, NC III and NC IV of Machining and training on Prototyping will be implemented here. Other innovative projects dictated by the industry in relations to the Industry 4.0 will also be pursued," he added.
Located at the TESDA-7 compound along Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City, the RTIC is a P40 million project constructed with the help of TESDA partner-agencies which started last December 2018 in a groundbreaking ceremony also led by Secretary Lapeña.
Secretary Lapeña together with other TESDA officials, representatives from the local government, and other government agencies during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Secretary Lapeña together with other TESDA officials, representatives from the local government, and other government agencies entering the RTIC for the first time.
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