Over 200 from 800 TECVOC institutions in the National Capital Region participated in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Engagement 2018, espousing the theme, Fast Forward: Global Competitiveness through Education Leadership.

The event was held May 14th at the Heritage Hotel graced by Ms. Rosanna Urdaneta, TESDA Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning.

TVET NCR Regional Director, Cenon Querubin underscored TVET contributions to socio economic development with “…more than 1,400 programs registered in TESDA-NCR…”

Pres. Glenn Mark Blasquez, TESDA Manila Accredited Training Centers (Tourism/Maritime) and VP-Operations of Southern Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS) acknowledge the scholarship and programs that help the underprivileged struggling for a career.



Meantime, more than 200 from 99 institutions attended the Association of Administrators in Hospitality, Hotel & Restaurant Management Institutions (AAHRMEI) General Membership Meeting & Summer Seminar Workshop held at Manila Grand Opera Hotel, May 5th. The theme was, AAHRMEI @ 18: Forging New Paths through Excellence & Leadership in Hospitality & Tourism Education.

Keynote speaker was Ms. Christine Ann Ibarreta, Director of Sales and Marketing of Golden Phoenix Hotel, Manila. Other experts shared their views: Dr. Reil Cruz, Dr. Adela Jamorabo-Ruiz, Dr. Wilma Estaura, and Dir. Roberto Zozobrado.

AAHRMEI President Dr. Gloria Baken Wong-Siy told Marino World our tourism industry is “very promising” as Government acts on the “improvement of other areas.”