MAE, as an accredited Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Center, now also operates as certified TESDA Competency Assessment Center to assess TVET graduates for the National Certification. This move is in line with the unit’s strategic plan of expanding its capacity to be more sustainable and viable given the great opportunity to respond to the demands of skills development and qualifications for local and global employment of its graduates.
Last June 14, MAE conducted its first-ever National Assessment since its accreditation as a Competency Assessment Center by TESDA on May 8, 2018. Ten graduates of Bread and Pastry Production NC II were assessed after the summer-long skills training managed by Frida Santiago, MAE Technical Vocational coordinator.
The training participants were comprised of faculty from Miriam College Middle School, namely Maria Idona S. Nicomedes, Ludovina B. Marcelo, Evangelyn C. Dolom; Djenaba Keiko de Castro; and Ma. Concepcion B. Lumbre; while others are from Sto. Niño de Novaliches School.
Chef Sherwin Laberes, TESDA accreditor, conducted the assessment process at the MAE Training Center.
These teachers have successfully passed the assessment towards full National Qualification and were issued with a National Certificate having met the competency requirements and standards prescribed by the industry that are stipulated in the Training Regulations promulgated by TESDA.