May 06, 2023

Entitled GROUP: Getting ready for opportunities for university partnerships, the 1st TOT was attended by selected LPU-B department heads from academic and non-academic groups together with representatives from invited Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from Region IV-A, today, May 5, 2023, at the Sotero H. Laurel Learning Resource Center, LPU-B Main Campus.

Among the attendees were the representatives from LPU-Laguna, LPU-Cavite, Lipa City Colleges, and Colegio ng Lungsod ng Batangas. The replication training aimed to re-echo the training that the LPU-B Pathway team had at the University of Alicante, Spain. Moreover, it aimed to increase awareness in terms of ways to improve the employability of the students and the significance of industry - academe partnership in preparing students to become competitive and adaptive to challenges. The training also highlighted the importance of collaboration in fostering and boosting Univeristy - environment synergies.

The background of the Pathway project was presented which was followed by discussions on the following topics: LPUB's employment Center - structure, services, and cooperation with the business sectors; Bringing the students to the Company thru Internship; Engaging Senior Managers, Teachers, students, and external stakeholders; Strengthening academe - Industry Partnership and Benefits of Networking for HEI's Career center. A workshop on bringing the Labour Market to the campus was also conducted, which paved the way to exchange the best practices of the different institutions that attended the training.

Moreover, the next replication training is scheduled on May 19, 2023.