A National Zonal Congress for Community Training and Employment Coordinators (CTEC) was conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) recently.
According to TESDA, the event aims to upskill them as vital support staff in ensuring the implementation of skills training in the country.
The three-day conference gathered CTECs from all over the country to enhance their skills and capabilities in implementing community-based training and enterprise development programs (CBTED) in their areas of jurisdiction.
The CTECs are employees of the local government units trained by TESDA as focal persons, and designated by the local chief executive, in implementing community-based training and enterprise development programs (CBTED) in the communities.
“The CTEC’s success in his job will result in another individual’s opportunity for a gainful livelihood and improvement.” TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña stated.
Highlighting the CTECs role in extending TESDA’s services to the grassroots level, Lapeña added: “As partners of TESDA, it is proper to bring to their (CTECs) awareness the empowering opportunities that TESDA can provide them, opportunities that they can impart to their communities. Thus, it is important to provide them with the right information and skills development programs.”
Through the Congress, the CTECs were apprised of the current directions and programs of TESDA, and were also guided in the determination of training needs in the community. With this, the CTECs were capacitated to align and effectively facilitate programs suitable and responsive to the needs of their respective communities.
The event was attended by 333 CTECs from Luzon, 251 from Visayas, and 210 from Mindanao.