WorldSkills Asia-Abu Dhabi Officials successfully conducted benchmarking activities at LPU-Batangas last September 6, through TESDA and WorldSkills Philippines.
Our distinguished guests from Abu Dhabi were able to witness LPU’s innovations and technologies applied in our system of teaching and learning.
Guests were welcomed with a cultural presentation prepared by Lahing Batangan Dance Troupe, and was then followed by a tea break, hosted by the Dean of College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Dr. Ryan Mejia, and Dr. Rhea Bicol-Mejia, Dean of Center for Technical Education Program. They were joined by Dr. Frederick Badillo, Senior Vice President/
Vice President for Finance, Dr. Conrado I. Dotong, Assistant Vice President for
Academics and Research, and Mrs. Roselie B. Alday, Dean of College of Computer Studies.
The numerous awards and recognitions brought home by lyceans from various skills competitions locally and internationally had piqued the officials’ interest. One of the most recent awards was the topnotch performance in the Regional Skills Competition hosted by TESDA last year. LPU-B is also one of the representatives for WorldSkills Special Edition in Switzerland.
Both LPU-B and WorldSkills Asia officials were able to touch base with systems and techniques on how to prepare the students for different competitions, as well as how to give them international employment opportunities. In fact, one of the purposes of their visit is to arrange exchange training programs for competitors and experts. Our institution is looking forward to this partnership, as both organizations have evidently handled the challenges of the pandemic well. The students were also given a chance to have a meaningful conversation with the WorldSkills Asia Officials.
The guests were headed by H.E. Dr. Mubarak al Shamsi, WorldSkills Asia President & ACTVET Director General. Together with him are Mr. Fahal Al Suwali, WorldSkills Asia CEO, Mr. Ali Al Marzouqi, Emirates Skills President, Dr. Ahmad Alawar, IAT Managing Director, and Dr. Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, ADVETI Managing Director. They were also joined by TESDA Officials and WorldSkills Philippines.
They chose to visit LPU-Batangas since we are one of the best Applied Universities in Asia. Our university is also a very active participant in the annual skills competitions, especially in the international arena. Aside from this, the university is also one of the accredited assessment centers in CALABARZON.
LPU-B sets itself apart from traditional universities in its focus on practical knowledge. Enhanced opportunities for the development of high-level practical skills that applied universities represent are especially appealing to countries that seek a highly trained workforce that can contribute to national economic growth and development.
Note: Masks were removed for photo purposes only. The organizers made sure that the health protocols were observed.