Asian Development Bank Report
The Technical and Vocational Education Project was conceived in 1980 in response to the Philippine Government’s concern over the shortage of qualified middle-level
human resources for technician positions. The Project aimed to improve the quality of the technical-vocational education delivery system by strengthening planning and management of the subsector, promoting research and curriculum development, instituting in-service training for teaching and nonteaching staff, and enabling 22
technical education institutions (TEIs) to deliver improved training courses for technicians. The Project comprised, in order of magnitude of resource allocations: equipment and consumable goods, civil works, fellowships, and consulting services. The actual cost was $35.5 million as compared with an estimated $38.5 million at appraisal. Of the loan of $27.0 million, only $20.2 million was disbursed; the remainder was canceled.