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The period also witnessed the historic appointment of a new Director General in the person of Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub, the 10th DG and the first Malaysian Director General.
The first semester of FY 2011-2012 under the new leadership is highlighted by key achievements through continuous conduct of collaborative programs, intensified cooperation with member countries, renewed ties with institutional partners and excellent revenue generation from contributions and extra-budgetary sources.
Under the stewardship of the new CPSC DG, successful implementation of the planned programs and activities were carried out where a combined total of 18 regular and extrabudgetary programs were orgnized for the midyear, broken down into three (3) Regional Programs; three (3) In-Country Programs; two (2) SDPA (Skills Development for Poverty Alleviation) Special In-Country Programs; three (3) Customized Programs and Study Visits; one (1) International Conference; three (4) Seminars and Symposia; one (1) Special Program and continued implementation of the Professional Internship Program for International Experience (PIPIE).
CPSC’s partnership with UNESCO-UNEVOC and GIZ (formerly InWent) was fortified through another big international collaborative program entitled International Conference on Preparing TVET Educators for the Next Generation (EDUCON 2011) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 12 to 13, 2011. This trilateral partnership was even made stronger with the addition of another very strong member collaborator which is Malaysia through the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). The quad-partite organizers successfully carried out the conference with 208 participants from 25 countries from the Asia-Pacific Region, Australia, Europe, Africa and the United States.
The momentous occasion of CPSC’s anniversary marking 38th fruitful years of quality and demand-driven programs and services delivery, was commemorated during the International Conference held in Malaysia with the Conference co-organizers and some representatives from the member countries. The anniversary celebration was also highlighted with the maiden awarding of the Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award to CPSC’s dedicated supporter and development partners in recognition of their unwavering support and strong collaboration with CPSC’s endeavors. The pioneer recipients of the MVP Awards were UNESCOUNEVOC, GIZ, MOHE, Ministry of External Affairs, India and Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation.
Renewed vows between CPSC and SEAMEO VOCTECH through the landmark signing of MOU is another noteworthy undertaking as it promises to open doors of opportunities for joint activities along with other MOUs signed with other instititutions.
The Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission heightened its visibility through its continuous certification and accreditation activities in the member countries whereby various on-site visits to TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority)- administered TVET regional centers were carried out.
On research, publications and information, CPSC launched its latest publication entitled Harnessing Qualifications Framework for Quality Assurance (HQF) on the special occasion of its anniversary. The book is a compilation of 32 papers presented during the International Conference on Harnessing Qualifications Framework towards Quality Assurance in TVET. Two issues of the CPSC Quarterly were also produced this period under review. SDPA Program Reports and academic papers were also developed for the midyear in response to the growing needs of the CPSC programs for academic enrichment.
CPSC continued to showcase its strength in ICT through innovative services to member countries such as creating highways for communication and feedback through CPSC Facebook and Twitter. Cyber lectures through web based learning systems were continuously provided.
Active cooperation among member countries international partners and private sectors and development partners was continuously explored built up and sustained by the College through various liaison activities, collaborative programs/projects, pilot activities and other valuable undertakings.
The new leadership immediately embarked on CPSC building facelifting by installing roofing and tiling in the CPSC façade walkway to provide improved facilities and structure in receiving CPSC visitors. Some general services appliances acquisition was also accomplished this period.
On finance, a total of US$334,164.85 or 33% of the approved budget for the year was expended from July 1 to December 31, 2011. Remittance of US$ 351,719.14 of the expected midyear revenues from member country contributions for the period July 1- Dec 30, 2011 was received. In addition, a total of US$ 71,835.44 of the total expected arrears from the past years was received by the College.