ATI, TESDA Review Training Regulations on Agriculture

MANILA, Philippines – Constant review and updating of training regulations (TR) on Agri-Fishery is essential in ensuring that our service providers, extension workers, stay competitive and attuned with necessary current technical education and skills.
In this line, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) laid out series of workshops for the Competency Standards (CS) and Competency Assessment Tools (CATs) on Agricultural Crop Production NC II.  The first activity was on the validation and finalization of the CS conducted last October 2 to 4, 2013 at the Bayview Park Hotel.
The workshop primarily intends to validate and refine the CS initially drafted last 2012 which will later be a basis in creating the CATs.  The succeeding activities will involve the development and validation of the CATs on Agricultural Crop Production NC II scheduled on October 21 to 25 and November 4 to 9 in Manila and Cavite, respectively.
The invited reviewers are composed of 25 industry experts and practitioners, agri-fishery labor sector, academe representatives, farmer representatives, TESDA technical school trainers and assessors as well as ATI commodity specialists.  It is in pursuant to the DA-TESDA National Convergence Program on Enhancing Agricultural Productivity through Skills Development – a joint venture that aims to standardize, coordinate and improve the system implementation of agricultural skills development programs in the country.