July 1, 1994 – DO 56, s. 1994 – National Competency Framework for Post-Secondary Technical Vocational Education Programs in Trade-Industrial, Agribusiness and Fishery Education
To: Bureau Directors
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators
- In view of the need for common standards and consistency in training outcomes among technical vocational institutions, the Department of Education, Culture and Sports through the Bureau of Technical and Vocational Education (BTVE) has approved the inclosed National Competency Framework for use in the implementation of the following post-secondary technical education programs in three levels, namely: Operator (1st year), Craftsman (2nd year) and Technician (3rd year).
- Mechanical Technology
– Refrigeration & Airconditioning
– Welding & Fabrication
- Civil Technology
– Building Construction
– Furniture & Cabinet Making
- Electrical Technology
- Electronics Technology
- Mechanical Technology
- Agribusiness Technology
- Fishery Technology
- This National Competency Framework is an outgrowth of the study which places primary emphasis on the skills requirements of a specific occupation and defining the competencies required for such occupation (Job Analysis Approach). This was done through extensive and collaborative efforts between the BTVE and the industrial partners and is very crucial in the implementation of the Competency-Based Vocational Education (CBVE), a self-paced approach to formal technical manpower training, the primary aim of which is the acquisition of desired competencies based on industry specific standards.
- The National Competency Framework which incorporates mutually agreed principles and processes and the knowledge and skills requirements of various occupations is the linchpin that underlies the institutionalization of the CBVE approach in formal technical vocational education. It is the reference point for integrating and articulating, technical vocational training programs, curriculum and instructional materials development, recognition and accreditation of training programs, monitoring of the performance of technical vocational schools, and the assessment and certification of acquired competencies.
- All technical vocational institutions offering post-secondary technical vocational courses are enjoined to adhere to the standards set forth in this National Competency Framework and utilize the same as basis for developing school-based curricula to suit the needs of industry within their service area.
- Widest dissemination of the contents of this Order is desired.
Incl.: As stated
Allotment: 1-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)
To be indicated in the Perpetual index under the following subjects:
Course of Study, COLLEGIATE