Eduardo Cojuangco Foundation grants PhP1.6 M for
TVL teachers to acquire TM I certifications
by Dr. Joel S. Guileb
The Eduardo Cojuangco Foundation’s (ECF) Project FREE (Flagship to Reach Educational Excellence) goes tech-voc.
Some 360 junior and senior high school Technical, Vocational and Livelihood Education teachers from both the city and provincial schools division of Tarlac will soon acquire their Trainers’ Methodology I (TM I) certificates as ECF granted PhP1.6 million for the training program from My 24 to June 13.
The memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed by representatives from ECF and the city and provincial schools divisions of Tarlac during the launching on May 24 at the Diwa ng Tarlac Convention Center.
The Philippine Association of Higher Education Technical Institutions (PAHETI) – Tarlac Chapter is the partner organization for the project. Training venues are St. Paul College in Paniqui. Camiling and Tarlac City and Tarlac School of Arts and Trades in Tarlac City.
Tarlac Province’s TVL Education Program Supervisor I Nancy C. Dolorosa pointed out during the launching program that the training, the materials and assessment shall be provided to the scholars for free.
TM I certification is a basic qualification for appointment to a Teacher II position in Senior High School under the TVL track.
Governor Susan A. Yap commended the “great contributions of former Ambassador Eduardo M. Cojuangco for the professional growth of our teachers.”
In 2013 and 2016, some 2,600 teachers of Tarlac provincial and city divisions acquired masters’ and doctorate degrees also thru the ECF’s Project FREE.