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Univ spearheads 2nd int’l research confab on Industry 4.0

Dr. Isagani D. Padolina delivers his keynote address at the plenary session.

The 2nd International Research Conference on Science and Technology spearheaded by ISAT U on November 27-29, 2019 focused on the development of Industry 4.0.

Themed “Advancing Scientific and Technological R&D Towards Industry 4.0,” the conference was participated by 89 national and international academician, researchers and scientists.

Dr. Isagani D. Padolina

Dr. Isagani D. Padolina, USAID STRIDE Senior Consultant Director of Research Development, delivered his keynote address entitled “Back to Basics: Tools in your Pocket to Meet Industry 4.0 Needs.”  Three foreign speakers also shared their ideas on industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 and TVET concerns in the plenary lectures.

Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, Faculty Specialist, Colombo Plan Staff College for Technical Education talked on “Curriculum Delivery to meet Industrial Revolution Needs” while Engr. Saju Vincent, Director, Curicent Technologies and Infrastructure lectured on “ Industry 4.0 –Stepping Towards a more Integrated Iot Enabled e-Health Reality.”

On the other hand, the discussion on “TVET Competency Skills for Future Works Towards Industry 4.0” was delivered by Dr. Razali Hassan, Professor, Universiti Tun-Hussien. In another session, Dr. Margarita Pavlova, Director, UNEVOC Centre Hongkong talked on “Greening TVET towards Industry 4.0.”

The pleanary speakers:   Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, Dr. Margarita Pavlova, Dr. Razali Hassan.

In the parallel sessions, 19 papers on technology, agriculture, food and environment were presented; 19 on technology, education and Social Sciences and; 16 on technology, environment and climate change.

In collaboration with Guimaras State College and Carlos Hilado Memorial State College the conference aims to bring together leading academicians, scientists, researchers, scholars, entrepreneurs and students to exchange and share their knowledge, experiences and research results on the aspect of advancements in Science and Technology. The forum may also provide network and discuss solutions in different concerns in different countries.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong, Dr. Nemia H. Mabaquiao and Dr. Richard De Leon (left) on a lighter moment with the speakers.

Dr. Muyong speaks at SoKor UNEVOC network workshop

Dr. Raul Muyong discussing the Industry Involvement in TVET: The Philippine Experience.

Dr. Raul F. Muyong was one of the speakers in the East/Southeast Asia UNEVOC Network Workshop at Seoul, South Korea on October 23-24, 2019.

The conference looked into possibilities of sharing the TVET experiences among East and Southeast Asia Cluster Network countries and find the best solutions to the challenges posed by technological disruptions, fast-changing socio-cultural and economic conditions and global integration.

With the theme  “TVET for Tomorrow: Policies and Implementation,” the participants discussed issues in TVET facing the country and the region. Best practices and successive reform policies were also shared and the possibilities of transferring successful policies to other countries was also considered.

Dr. Muyong shared the industry involvement in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Philippines and the ISAT U Linkages Recognition and Fellowship program as one of the University’s best practices in strengthening industry partnership which is essential in students’ development and learning. The program recognizes the industry’s role in student’s activities such as on-the-job trainings, industry immersion, scholarships, job opportunities and other support services.

He also discussed the Philippine educational system; the highlights of the dual training system and its legal basis which are Republic Act No. 7796 ( The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Law) and Republic Act 7686 (Dual Training System Act of 1994). The student internship program and the industry involvement policy making, curriculum development, review and updating, scholarship, training and employment in the Philippine education system were also highlighted.

The delegates of the workshop from the East and Southeast Asia Region.

Other speakers who shared the TVET experience and practices in their countries were from different higher learning institutions and organizations of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Cambodia, Malaysia, UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Topics discussed were: TVET Policy Reforms in the East and Southeast Asia Region, Industry 4.0 and TVET, and Industry Involvement in TVET: Policies and Practices.

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