Dr. Jerielyn V. Reyes, News, PUP Open University System
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Open University System (OUS) Executive Director, Prof. Carmencita L. Castolo, recently led a delegation to the LiPACE Symposium on Advancement of Continuing Professional Development Programmes. The event, hosted by the Division of Part-time and Non-local Programmes (PNP) of LiPACE, took place on December 1, 2023.
The symposium aimed to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two institutions in the field of continuing and professional education. Prof. Castolo and her team engaged in discussions with LiPACE representatives on various topics, including the positioning, provisions, and quality assurance dimension of continuing and professional education programmes.
During the symposium, the PUP OUS Institute of Continuing and Professional Development shared its best practices, showcasing the success and effectiveness of their programmes. This provided valuable insights for LiPACE, which is keen on enhancing its own offerings and ensuring the highest standards of education.
Prof. Castolo expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the symposium and highlighted the importance of such collaborations in advancing the field of continuing professional development. She emphasized the need for institutions to continuously evolve and adapt to the changing demands of the workforce, ensuring that professionals are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their respective fields.
The symposium concluded with a commitment from both institutions to explore future collaborative initiatives. This partnership aims to further enhance the quality and accessibility of continuing professional development opportunities for individuals seeking to advance their careers.
The successful symposium between PUP OUS and LiPACE highlights the importance of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the field of continuing professional development. By leveraging each institution’s expertise and resources, they strive to make a significant impact on the professional development landscape, ultimately benefiting individuals and industries alike.
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