Members of the Education Industry Tripartite Council (EITC) started the year with a planning workshop and team building activity at Morong Bataan from January 31 to February 1, 2020.

Aside from the regular learning sessions, the planning exercises aims to keep the members up-to-date on the new guidelines in the industry and how the Education ITC can extend their services to the community.

DOLE-NCR Manila Field Office Director Corazon M. Pepito thanked all EITC members for joining the event. She also gave updates on the development of programs and policies at DOLE.

In her message, Vice Chair for Management Sector Myrna Reyes from Lyceum of the Philippines University highlighted the accomplishment of the EITC members throughout the years. She also expressed her support for new program ideas from the council members that are sustainable and will leave a lasting legacy of the EITC.

Also in attendance was Vice Chair for Labor Sector Nestor Asuncion from Mapua Institute of Technology who were also grateful for the participation of the council members despite their hectic schedules.

Ten school members composed of eleven participants from labor sector and six participants from management sector joined the activity. These member schools were: Adamson University, Arellano University, Far Eastern University, Mapua Institute of Technology, Lyceum University of the Philippines, Jose Rizal University, Manuel L. Quezon University, Metropolitan Medical Center – College of Arts Science and Technology, Philippine Christian University, and University of the East.

The council also discussed the good practices implemented in their respective schools relative to prevention of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

A team building activity took place after the planning workshop as facilitated by council member Sonia M. Dignadice from Arellano University.

The EITC has proven to be an effective channel in harmonizing the relationship between the management and labor sector through its consultative meetings regarding labor law reforms and employment concerns in the education industry.

The next activity is a learning session on “Awareness and Updates on Climate Change” which is slated in March.

END / Hershey Aquino with report from Mary Jane Gawat