Iloilo City, July 13, 2023 – La Consolacion College Bacolod ETEEAP implementers and industry partners recently took part in a training workshop for internal and external assessors. This training ensures compliance with the enhanced policies, standards, and guidelines for implementing the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) under the CMO 29 series 2021.
The two-day event, held on July 12 and 13, took place at Hotel del Rio in Iloilo City. Organized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Office of Programs and Standards Development, in collaboration with the CHED Regional Office 6, the workshop provided a platform for learning and cooperation among participants.
Representing LCCB were Rodjhun Navarro, the Vice President for Research, Innovations, and Linkages; Christian Angelo Ituriaga, the BS Hospitality Management Program Head; and Rejay Alvarado, an ETEEAP faculty-adviser and assessor. Joining them were esteemed industry partners who will serve as external assessors, namely Paul Deslate (Business Administration), Sheila Ledesma (English Language Studies), and Indira Jenn Diones (Hospitality Management). Dr. Nenette Padilla, former ETEEAP coordinator and now a faculty member in an SUC, also attended the training as she volunteered to serve as an external assessor of LCCB.
The training drew the active participation of several deputized and registered Higher Education Institutions from Visayas and Mindanao. These institutions demonstrated their commitment to upholding the standards of the ETEEAP program.
Speaking about the workshop, Navarro shared that LCCB aims to enhance the implementation of the ETEEAP by revising the operational manual and creating various assessment tools and methods. “This commitment to continual improvement reflects LCCB’s dedication to providing quality education through the ETEEAP program,” he said.
LCCB President Sr. Joan Infante, OSA, expressed her gratitude to CHED and the industry partners for their support in advancing the implementation of ETEEAP. She stated, “We are thankful to CHED and our industry partners for their invaluable contributions. Together, we can ensure that our students benefit from the expanded opportunities offered by the ETEEAP program.”
LCCB and its collaborators have taken a significant step towards strengthening the ETEEAP program by participating in the training workshop. The ETEEAP provides alternative pathways for individuals to obtain higher education qualifications. With their shared commitment, LCCB and its partners are well-positioned to create a positive impact on the educational landscape, offering greater access and inclusivity to those seeking to achieve their academic goals.#