HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 13 no. 1 (2015)

Efficiency of Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Providers

Romy Jun A. Sunico | Ismael N. Talili

Discipline: Education



In the Philippines, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems became the jurisdiction of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as legally mandated in RA 7796 otherwise known as the TESDA Act of 1994. The TVET provides education and training opportunities to prepare students and other clients for employment. The study determined the profile and level of efficiency of TVET providers in the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur, Caraga Region, Philippines. It employed descriptive research design. Data were collected using the validated survey instrument. These were subjected to statistical treatment using mean, standard deviation, and t-test. The results showed that, overall, TVET providers are very efficient in terms of training provision across all seven facets measured. However, there are specific areas where the level of efficiency needs to be improved. This implies that the efficient TVET providers may have the influx of enrollment, records of creditable trainees and support from stakeholders once sustained. It likewise supports the directions of TVET in the Philippines in enhancing the quality, relevance, access and equity in the system. It is recommended that the training courses should be made more efficient using the principle of “economies of scale.”