DEG supports Cost Benefit Analysis Research Study of K-12 Plus Project


As part of KfW Group, the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) finances and advises private enterprises that invest in developing and emerging countries for more than 50 years. We are thankful for their support during the BiBB Cost Benefit Analysis Training held at Bonn this June 2015 with Mr. Anton Sayo and Ms. Maricris Capistrano from K-12 Plus Project, UP College of Statistics' Dean Mapa, Mr. Naval of ALRO, Fr. Santos Don Bosco Training Center of Nueva Ecija and DMCI's Mr. Menguita. DEG, in its mission to engage in the area of financing vocational education and training, and advising on financial instruments and related concepts, has been a supporter and partner of the K-12 PLUS Project. 

TESDA's Mindanao Zonal Dual Training Partnership Forum.

K-12 Plus together with project partners' HRDF and GPCCI join the panel to discuss "Building Sustainable and Productive Industry-Academe Partnership for World Class TVET". Click here to view more photos.


K-12 Plus Project has an Open Forum with PROMAP

An Open Forum was held last May 23, 2015 between the K-12 Plus Team and officers of the Production and Operations Management Association of the Philippines (PROMAP) at Club Filipino. This was hosted by Mr. Tobias Bolle of the German Philippine Chamber of Commerce. The support of PROMAP in the K-12 Plus initiative of promoting and encouraging business chambers, industry associations and business enterprises to be actively involved in TVET- will help give and create jobs that will enhance our country’s competitiveness among our ASEAN neighbors. Our labor force will now be properly and effectively educated and equipped through the TVET track of the K-12 system. Thank you PROMAP for being part of this journey of nation building.

k to 12: Challenges and Opportunites for Employers

Employee Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) invited Dr. Isagani Cruz, former Usec, DepEd, last May 15,2015, for a special session on "K to 12: Challenges and Opportunities for Employers" during the 36th National Conference of Employers. This is in ECoP's call on the government to “[e]nhance employability of the labor force” including the cultivation of “greater cooperation among stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the K to 12 Basic Education Program.” Event was held at Marriot Hotel, Manila, during ECoP's 36th National Employers Conference where the theme was "The Ultimate Challenge: Creating More Wealth, Creating More Jobs". The presentation may be downloaded at

K to 12 Plus Attends MOA Signing between PCCI and Dept. of Education

K to 12 Plus Project attended the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by and between Department of Education and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). This partnership is to equip students with technical vocational industry experience  to promote the Dual Training Program among senior high-school student (SHS).

PCCI, through the PCCI Human Resources Development Foundation (HRDF), will be implementing the Dual Training Program 

“For this educational reform to be effective, there has to be a strong link-up with industry,” affirmed DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro.

The DepEd has identified 5,800 DepEd senior high school institutions schools ready to take advantage of the program, and another 1, 800 that is a mix of private high schools, state universities and colleges, and other higher educational institutions.