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IN SILAY
Tech-voc seminar ongoing

VISITING. Caroleen Becker Golde, formerly of Negros Occidental and now residing in Northern California, with husband Michael Golde, and children Laila and Paolo at the NegrosForests and Ecological Foundation zoo in Bacolod City, yesterday*

A regionwide conference on technical-vocational education in ongoing at the Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center in Silay City, Negros Occidental, until tomorrow, a press release from organizers said.

The three-day event is attended by school superintendents from the division of Aklan, Antique, Bacolod, Sagay, Silay and La Carlota cities in Negros Occidental; Roxas City and Capiz divisions, as well as Iloilo and Passi cities, and Iloilo divisions. Other participants are the education program supervisors in charge of tech-voc education, principals, administrators, department heads, and teachers.

It is taking up issues and concerns on TVE, considered an important component of the K to 12 implementation, starting with grades 7 and 11, and for select tech-voc schools nationwide, the press release also said.

The concerns include management framework, financial subsidy, downloaded funds, changes, revisions, additions in Department of Education Orders 31 and 36, series of 2012, and funding for assessment.

Subjects for evaluation are school-based experiences on initiatives conducted, plan activities of 22 tech-voc high schools in Western Visayas, and feedbacks related to K to 12 curriculum, the press release said.

Speakers during the opening program were DepEd 6 regional director Mildred Garay, Silay Mayor Jose Montelibano, Neri Anne Alibuyog of DepEd-Silay, and Wilfredo Hermosura, principal of Dona Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School, Silay City, the press release added.*

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