CNSC recognizes the important role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the socio-economic development of the country. With the intent to promote internationalization of TVET institutions and leverage the global competitiveness and 21st century skills of TVET students, CNSC joined the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in collaboration with Ministries of Education and related Ministries and TVET institutions in Southeast Asia in developing the SEAMEO Polytechnic Network in which CNSC is an active member.
The SEAMEO Polytechnic Network composed of 50 institutions from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam convened on March 26-27, 2019 in Malaysia. The assembly of these institutions aimed to evaluate the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET Student Exchange Program implemented in early 2019 and to identify commitments and implementation mechanisms among participating institutions for the 4th batch. Specifically the objectives are to share and learn the successful practices of student exchange program from the participating institutions, identify the agreed mechanism and improvement of the existing program and seek commitment from participating TVET institutions. The collaborative event culminated with the heads of institutions signing the Agreement among participating institutions. Dr. Abanto signed the Letter of Agreement while International Relations and Linkages Officer Ma. Angela Josefa G. Pioquinto witnessed the event. The signing of agreement marks another opportunity for CNSC faculty and students to have a chance of coming to any of the participating countries for another student exchange undertaking.