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K to 12 Plus Graduates (Tourism Cluster) Undergo Assessment for CCCI Certification

K to 12 Plus Graduates (Tourism Cluster) Undergo Assessment for CCCI Certification

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) maintains its commitment to advocate for the protection of employers and employees and for industry-academe partnership on research and innovation.

Forty three (43) graduates of the K to 12 Plus Project’s Tourism Cluster from the Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD) recently underwent a panel assessment by a team composed of the Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association (HRRAC), CCCI and hospitality industry experts.

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The assessment, which the group conducted at the BCPD Campus and at the CCCI Boardroom, measured the graduates’ readiness for employment in the hospitality industry. The executives, managers, and supervisors of the member companies of HRRAC—an active sectoral member of CCCI – made this assessment possible through their invaluable efforts.

The K to 12 Plus Project’s Senior High School (SHS) pilot classes began their two-year training earlier than the regular SHS implementation of the Department of Education.

Using the TESDA-approved Training Regulations as a basis, we implemented an industry-enhanced TVET curriculum utilizing a dual approach.

We trained the students in both school and the company—a primordial approach to developing students’ employability, where we matched the knowledge and skills learned by the students with the industry requirements.

HRRAC played a vital role in the formulation of the curriculum implemented by BCPD. Cebu Grand Hotel, JPark Island Resort and Spa, Plantation Bay Resort, Crimson Resort, La Tegola Café, Laguna Group of Restaurants, Casa Verde Group, Cebu City Marriot Hotel, and the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu are behind the achievement of the K to 12 Plus Pilot Project, to date.

CCCI and Germany’s AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation initiated the Chamber Assessment, Certification and Accreditation System (ACAS) for the K to 12 Plus Project with the objective of developing a pool of trained and certified workers that can match the requirements of private companies for mid to high-level qualified workforce.

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The ACAS will involve two (2) products/services for the members of the Chamber, namely, (a) Certification for Basic Qualification Certificate and Advanced Qualification Certificate, and (b) Accreditation of Companies and In-Company Trainers (In-CT).

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation & Development funds the K to 12 Plus Project, and its implementors include the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) and six other German organizations.

To learn more about the K to 12 Plus Project of CCCI as well as the AFOS Foundation, please contact CCCI at telephone numbers 232-1421 to 24 local 101 thru May Elizabeth Segura-Ybanez, CCCI Executive Director.


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