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BUCIT reviews program curriculum; CHED, TESDA, DepEd, VIVES share insights

May 15, 2023

To enhance the academic structure, program quality, and overall learning experience for both students and personnel, the Bicol University College of Industrial Technology (BUCIT) recently conducted a comprehensive curriculum review at the A&A Bed and Breakfast Inn,  Legazpi City on May 5, 2023.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and the need for diverse perspectives, representatives from prominent educational agencies were invited to contribute their insights. Among the attendees were representatives from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the Department of Education (DepEd).

Their valuable input was aimed at ensuring the relevance and alignment of BUCIT’s programs with the current standards and guidelines.

During the event, Dr. Ma. Julieta B. Borres, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, shared her expertise and provided insights on the curriculum review. She highlighted key aspects and posed a critical question: “Will the new programs remain compliant with the policies, standards, and guidelines (PSGs) and intended learning outcomes (ILOs)?”

Two resource persons, Engr. Janet N. Naag, Supervising Education Program Specialist from CHED RV, and Dr. Michael B. Bibon, Education Supervisor II for BTVTEd from CHED RV, led discussions on the PSGs relevant to industrial technology and engineering technology.

Christie L. Alvarez, an Education Program Supervisor from DepEd RV, provided valuable insights into the Technical Vocational Livelihood (TVL)/Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) curriculum in junior and senior high schools.

The TESDA Representative, Michael Angelo M. Neo, who is also a member of the Regional Expert Panel, discussed the TESDA competency standards, shedding light on the industry-relevant skills required in the field.

In addition to the local perspectives, the participants had the privilege of virtually welcoming Evert Cottyn, the International Coordinator of Applied Engineering and Technology at VIVES University, Belgium. He shared insights on the European Curriculum and Instruction, specifically highlighting the Vives Model.

Following the presentations, the participants engaged in a productive discussion, reviewing the existing curriculum and delving into specific areas for improvement. Their collective expertise and input aimed to shape a curriculum that meets the evolving needs of the industry and provides a robust and quality educational experience.(by Arnold Noda, MPS-1 CPRO & Avril Precillas, BUCPRO Student Affiliate, with reports from BUCIT Adzmin)