MANILA-- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the improvement of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) between the Philippines and Qatar.
The signing witnessed by President Rodrigo Duterte and Emir of Qatar Sheik Tamim Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani during the President's state visit in Qatar last month.
TESDA said the partnership aims to enhance the hosting of joint conferences, workshops as well as exhibits for trainees, trainers, employees, and technology institute administrators.
Furthermore, the partnership targets to recommend conducting joint research and technical studies that promote TVET, while also promoting joint training programs for employees and trainers.
Under the MOA, the exchange of professionals in technical areas will be possible, There will also be exchange of experts in managing technology institutes, exchange of published studies, technology programs among private organizations and technology institutes.
TESDA added that there will be an exchange of information on mutual recognition of skills and qualifications awarded in disciplines to be identified and given priority by both participants."
This partnership will help boost the skills of Filipino workers globally, said TESDA director General Guiling Mamondiong.
Mamondiong, together with Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education Mohammad bin Abdul Wahed Al-Hammadi, led the MOU signing.
Aside from partnership on strengthening TVET, TESDA said the Philippines will also forge partnership with Qatar on culture, health and investment.
Source: Philippines News Agency