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Dual Training System Impact Evaluation (IE) for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Description of Project

It is the mandate of the TESDA to manage and supervise technical education and skills development in the country. TESDA provides direction, policies, programs and standards towards quality technical education and skill development and is the leading partner in the development of Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values.  Cognizant to this mandate, a number of interrelated programs and activities has been undertaken, and one of which is the implementation of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) programs to growing TVET clients in various training modalities.

Of particular significance is the Dual Training System (DTS) under TESDA’s enterprise-based program wherein instructional mode of technology delivery and training take place at the school/training center and at the workplace.  One of the strategic approaches on this program is the conversion of selected industry practices/ programs registered under the apprenticeship program into DTS modality.

Accordingly, the DTS’ beneficiaries are students, companies, training institutions, industry associations, LGUs, NGOs, parents and teachers. Aside from quality training and employability after training, the advantages of the DTS are the development of workers according to the company’s requisites; participating companies save on production cost through tax incentives; and it also benefit schools since the program is responsive to industries’ needs and it will provide better employment opportunities for their graduates.

The impact evaluation seeks to assess the impact of DTS on skill formation and labor market outcomes by conducting a tracking survey to interview former trainees from both the DTS and regular programs, through a close collaboration with researchers in the Korean Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDI).  

And in order to meet the mentioned study objectives, data collected focused on:

  • individual-level information on the former trainee’s family and social background, schooling history, experience in the training institution and DTS implementing company, work history, mobility, current household, anthropometry, as well as health conditions

Information on the training institutions’ cost structures and other important aspects.

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Services Provided
  • Refined and finalized the detailed approach and methodology; survey logistics and workplan

  • Finalized  the operational, staffing  and supervision plan for survey activities;  developed workplan and components of the data encoding  and survey  manual;  planned for the revision  and translation of survey instruments in Filipino; planned for data quality checks and review systems/processes;  planned for the conduct of training and pilot testing; communication plan; procurement plan; and plan for organizing central office and coordination schemes

  • Recruited and hired the 3 field teams composed of supervisors, enumerators, KII team members and data editor/ encoders.

  • Reviewed and pretested survey questionnaires and translated it into local dialects (Filipino).

  • Carried out a pre-test of data gathering instruments for construct validity and reliability; and KII guide questions.

  • Prepared data collection requirements: logistics, insurances, transport and accommodation needs, coordinating and securing of necessary permits.

  • Developed a survey manual with data collection procedures, quality checks and review systems.

  • Developed data entry system and coding manual.

  • Conduct and managed a 6-day training of researchers.

  • Carried out the tracking survey in 3 regions in Luzon; and conducting key informant interviews amongst institutions by the field teams.

  • Monitored data collection activities and performing quality checks, data verification.

  • Performed data entry, data cleaning and editing.

  • Processed data and generated data tables

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Client World Bank
Location NCR, Regions 3, 4A and 4B
Country Philippines
Period Covered December 2015 - August 2016
No. of Staff Months 56.00 person-months
Associated Consultant None
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