OPPORTUNITIES IN HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Educators must be transformed from those who impart knowledge to those who facilitate learning. Curricula must be transformed from mechanisms to deliver facts into mechanisms to promote and facilitate learning and thinking.
Experts assert that a Competency-based Approach to curriculum development can facilitate this transformation. Education and training integrated (a sound general education and broad-based initial training are essential bases for lifelong continuing learning).
TVET Role to meet the need of emerging industry:
Learning for employability
Concept of continuing life-long learning
Self-learning and focus on the learner
A search for multi-skilling
Recognition based on competency and prior learning
Recognition of the need to focus both on formal and informal sectors
Training for wage and self-employment
Decentralized system requiring both strong national and decentralized institutions
Policy and delivery separate, market-driven
Participatory governance, recognition of multiple actors, social dialogue
21st Century Filipino Skilled Workforce Characteristic:
Innovative and creative
Knowledge-based, with higher order thinking skills
With foundational life skills
In pursuit of lifelong learning opportunities
Possessing desirable work attitudes and behavior
TVET Trends & Specific Skills Interventions :
KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY - Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) are introduced to advocate critical thinking, analysis and problem solving to augment and enhance learning outcomes in TVET. They have also become common feature of standard-based education reforms.
RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE - Possession of Generic Soft Skills has become a pre-requisite in the new work place. Skills including cognitive, interpersonal, attitudes, values work habits and enterprise, innovation and creativity are very much embedded in capacity building in TVET.
GLOBAL WARMING - Sustainable Development as key agenda of UNs and other development organizations education provisions, significantly calls upon reorienting TVET curriculum towards sustainability while maintaining the principles of 6Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Renew, Recycle, Repair and Rethink perspective.
POVERTY ALLEVIATION - Entrepreneurship, Modular Employable Skills and Informal Sector skills are largely considered to advance poverty reduction mechanisms and create gainful opportunities particularly in unorganized sectors.