SAITE trains 390 DepEd TVL scholars
The Silliman University School of Agro-Industrial and Technical Education (SU SAITE) trains 390 senior high school students from public schools in Negros Oriental under the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Joint Delivery Voucher Program for Senior High School Technical Vocational and Livelihood Specializations (JDVP-TVL).
Senior high school students from public schools in Negros Oriental enrolled in the Joint Delivery Voucher Program for Senior High School Technical Vocational and Livelihood Specializations (JDVP-TVL) of the Department of Education attend the orientation of the Silliman University School of Agro-Industrial and Technical Education (SAITE), Oct. 1 at Silliman Hall.
Dr. Chuchi S. Montenegro, SAITE director, said JDVP-TVL is a technical vocational skills development and training program available to grade 12 senior high school (SHS) students from public schools in the country.
“It is a program of the (DepEd). They gave scholarships to SHS students to study in private institutions offering technical skills training,” said Montenegro.
Montenegro said there are 194 scholars enrolled in SAITE for Electrical Installation and Maintenance; 142 for Shielded Metal Arc Welding; and 54 for Animal Production (Swine and Poultry).
Last Oct. 1 at Silliman Hall, SAITE oriented the students from the following schools who will be in the University for the JDVP-TVL until Nov. 29: Amlan National High School; Ayungon National High School; Crisostomo O. Retes National High School; Dauin National High School; Demetrio L. Alviola National High School; Jimalalud National High School; Jugno High School; Valencia National High School; Buntod High School; Balugo National High School; Dahili National High School; Manjuyod National High School; San Miguel National High School; Pinalubngan High School; and Tambo National High School.
Students are required to study in SU for 320 hours. Classes have started last Oct. 2 and are held Monday to Friday at the College of Agriculture, Oriental Hall and the Col. Roman T. Yap Hall (Silliman University Reserved Officers’ Training Corps Building).
Montenegro said through SAITE, SU applied to be a delivering institution for the JDVP-TVL.
“This is our second year of operation. Last year we only [had] 102 scholars (for the JDVP-TVL). This year we have 390. [We hope] this (program) will be yearly and [students will be] increasing in number,” she added.
According to the DepEd implementation guidelines for JDVP-TVL, the program is designed to optimize TVL learning by allowing SHS students in public schools to avail of vouchers (tuition assistance) and take their TVL specializations in eligible partner institutions like SU that offer their desired specializations. Grade 12 students taking the TVL Track in public SHSs that are identified by DepEd and selected by their respective Schools Division Offices and Regional Offices, are qualified to be beneficiaries.