By INA HERNANDO-MALIPOT
Education Secretary Mona Valisno said that with the kind of training and preparation the DepEd has been providing its students, it is anticipating an increase in the number of tech-voc graduates who will pass the highly-competitive skills test of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
DepEd, under the Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program (STVEP), supervises a total of 282 tech-voc high schools where students can take specialization in automotive, computer hardware service, cosmetology, furniture, and cabinet-making, garments, air conditioning and refrigeration, food production, crop production, food processing, fish culture, and fish capture, among others.
“These fields of specialization are taken alongside academic subjects, thus producing graduates who are ready for both the world of work and higher education whichever they choose,” she said.
Valisno added that there are more than 4,000 tech-voc graduating students nationwide who have yet to complete this school year’s TESDA-administered skills assessment