SCC members during the 2nd Semester Meeting conducted via Zoom video conference on September 22, 2021.

The CALABARZON Sub-Committee on Culture (SCC), during its Second Semester meeting on September 22 via video conference, discussed the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA) Program on the Development of Competency Standards and Skills Qualifications for the Creative Industries.

The partnership program aims to identify the relevant specific technical, traditional, and contemporary skills in the arts, and to address the lack of formal and recognized national accreditation system for traditional and contemporary artists. The NCCA, TESDA, and Department of Labor and Employment identified 16 qualifications based on the Creative Industries’ needs, of which, each qualification shall undergo a series of developmental process.

Currently, the 16 qualifications are equally divided into two categories: Contemporary Arts and Traditional Arts. Under the Traditional Arts category, five out of the eight qualifications had successfully conducted their online competency assessment tools validation since May 2021. For the Contemporary Arts, the Film and Video Post-production Team were able to present their training regulations to the TESDA Board on April 22, and were subsequently approved by the Board.

The SCC members acknowledged the importance of developing competency standards and skills qualifications in addressing the challenges of the creative industries.

Mary Deemple D. Ariate, NEDA Region IV-A | September 23, 2021