October 10, 2010
17 volunteers to teach Korean language in TESDA training centers
LOVERS of Korean telenovela and pop music have an extra reason to be
the “Korean invasion” in the country.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will
workplace Korean Language and Culturein Language Skills Institutes nationwide,
after the Government of Korea promised to provide facilities for
and Culture Training as well as 17 Korean volunteers, or ‘World Friend
to conduct the training.
The training was part of the tripartite agreement signed over the weekend
between the TESDA, the Department of National Defense (DND)and the Korea
International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for the construction of a four-story
Human Resource Development (HRD) Training Center in Fort Bonifacio,
The HRD Training Center will be funded by the KOICA for five years through its
$7.5-million (about P330-million) grant to the TESDA.
“We are pleased to the Government of Korea that in addition to the high-end
technology equipment and facilities, it will also provide us in the
Center facilities for Korean Language and Culture Training to be managed by
“KOICA has provided us 17 Korean Volunteers (now termed as World
to teach workplace Korean Language and Culture in our Language Skills
nationwide,” he said.
“With the recent ‘diasporas’ and love of the Filipinos for the Korean
telenovelas and pop music, it is assured that the utilization of the HRD center
for language and culture shall be optimized,” he further said.
Villanueva said the establishment of the HRD Training Center at a
by the DND for the implementation of its TVET Trainers training
program is “very
crucial” for TESDA since it is mandated to manage the provision of
“With this, we envisioned that this facility will be the apex of TVET Trainers
development for highly critical skills and emerging technologies,” he said.
Villanueva pointed out that one of the requirements for a “quality-assured”
training delivery in accordance with the minimum standards as defined in the
Training Regulations is the availability of qualified trainers.
The Training Regulations, he said, are developed on the basis of
priorities and skills demand identified by the industry associations (IAs).
This eventually became the basis for the delivery of competence-based training
by the training providers.
Thus, Villanueva was confident that the undertaking between KOICA, TESDA, and
DND will expand the TESDA TVET Trainers Training Program (TTTP), which is
designed to upgrade the competence of TVET Trainers.
“It is expected that this project will train at least 2, 000 TVET Trainers and
TVI administrators for five years in selected critical skills,” he said.
KOICA has been a long-standing partner of TESDA in the development of globally
competitive Filipino middle-level manpower. Through the grant-in-aid projects,
three Kor-Phil Centers were established for the development of Filipino workers
in areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and agriculture
The Kor-Phil Centers in Quezon City and Bulacan were established to
showcase the Filipino talents in animation and software development while the
Kor-Phil Center in Davao is now in the forefront in the development
competitive Filipino workers in agriculture mechanization.#
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