March 27, 2013 DO 18, s. 2013 – Guidelines on the Implementation of the National Competency and Certification 2013 Program

March 27, 2013
DO 18, s. 2013
Guidelines on the Implementation of the National Competency and Certification 2013 Program

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Directors of Services, Centers and Heads of Units
Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Public Technical-Vocational Schools
All Others Concerned

  1. In order to have a standard costing and to systematize the competency assessment activities of the technical-vocational (Tech-Voc) Senior High School graduates under the K to 12 Basic Education Program in 2018, the Department of Education (DepEd) adopts the modified Technical-Vocational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Assessment scheme called the National Competency and Certification Program. This will be piloted starting this School Year (SY) 2012-2013 to cover the Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program (STVEP) graduating students with various specializations (qualifications).
  2. To ensure the smooth implementation of the competency assessment at the field level using this new scheme, the DepEd through the Tech-Voc Unit, Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE), issues the enclosed guidelines to provide policy directions to the 282 nationally-recognized Tech-Voc secondary schools for the pilot implementation of the NATCAC.
  3. The eligible public Tech-Voc secondary schools shall be the beneficiaries of this assistance, subject to the enclosed guidelines on the availment, release, utilization, and liquidation of the downloaded funds.
  4. Funds for this purpose shall be charged to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Tech-Voc Continuing Appropriations, which will be downloaded to the DepEd division offices with Tech-Voc secondary schools under their jurisdiction.
  5. For inquiries and other concerns, all concerned may contact Dr. Milagros C. Valles, Director II, Head, Tech-Voc Unit, BSE, 4th Floor, Room 413, Mabini Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone no.: (02) 633- 9346; telefax no.: (02) 632-0170 or send a message through email address:
  6. Provisions contained in previous issuances inconsistent with this Order are revoked.
  7. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order directed.

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