First Multi-stakeholder forum inaugurated to convene TVET institutions



About 50 participants from various Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the Philippines attended the first multi-stakeholder forum held virtually last December 9 in support of the Future Movers Programme.

The forum was organized to encourage partnerships with TVET institutions for the Future Movers Programme, a private-public partnership between the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), the German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI), and TÜV Rheinland, which aims to empower the youth in post-conflict Marawi by increasing their employability through an innovative VET Ecosystem. 

Officially rolled out by ASSIST last February 18 with support from Belgian development agency ENABEL, VET Toolbox, and the European Union, Future Movers Programme is poised to give access to an inclusive and market-driven TVET ecosystem to produce an up-skilled young workforce that is critical in rebuilding war-torn communities such as Marawi City.

“TVET is a vital priority in the development of Mindanao, applying TVET for inclusive growth, means that all regions will not be left behind.” – Mindanao TVET Association President Lourdes Mission, one of the keynote speakers in the forum said in a speech.

Several speakers who also graced the forum include Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Assistant Executive Director Rosalina S. Constantino and Lanao del Norte Provincial Director Noralaine Rogong-Rasul. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TESDA encourages different styles of learning such as blended learning, distance learning, and face-to-face learning to keep the students empowered while protecting their overall well-being. 

At present, there are a total of 83 technical-vocational institutions (TVIs) in Lanao del  Norte that could potentially benefit from the Future Movers Programme.

For partnership inquiries and more information about the Future Movers Programme, please contact Teresa Manrique at [email protected]