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SP supports House Bill No. 7400

On Monday’s regular session, the 20th City Council adopted a resolution supporting House Bill No. 7400 entitled: “An Act Institutionalizing an Enterprise-Based Education and Training Program to Strengthen Technical-Vocational Education and Training and Appropriating Funds Therefor”, filed by Honorable Rufus B. Rodriguez, Second District Congressional Representative of Cagayan de Oro City.

The bill seeks to establish a national enterprise-based training and education system for the middle-level manpower that is competency-based, including an off-and-on-the job training program and involving the active participation and cooperation of employers, workers, industry and the government.

It also aims to produce well-trained and better equipped manpower capable of responding to the skill requirements and demands of employers and the industries; to rationalize the middle-level manpower training system by consolidating apprenticeship, dual training, on-the-job training programs and all other forms of industry-based training arrangements.

It also intends to establish enterprise-based training standards that shall ensure that students or trainees acquire the right competencies in an environment where their rights are protected and their safety is assured; and to broaden the opportunities, venues of education and training towards greater access by all workers.

The Council resolution was authored by Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez and was sponsored by the Committees on Education and on Laws and Rules chaired respectively by Councilors Suzette M. Daba and Edgar S. Cabanlas


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