Recognizing the potential of Southern Taiwan universities and research institutes in terms of training and skills development, an eight-person delegation from the Asian Center for Education, Research and Training for Innovation (ACERT) went to Kaohsiung City to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association on 12 December 2019 pledging to bring more Filipino professionals from the sectors of basic education and local governance to benefit from the study visits organized by the Training Network in Asia.
The MOU signing is part of a three-day learning visit of ACERT to Kaohsiung on 12-14 December 2019. During their stay, the Edu-Connect brought them to educational and research institutions known for their specialization in agriculture, public administration, disaster response, and business incubation centers.
“What we like about our immersion experience with the Edu-Connect is the hands-on, experiential modules they offered throughout the program. This kind of pedagogy departs from the conventional four-cornered seminar set-up of most trainings we have in the Philippines,” said Dr. Mark Anthony Velasco, a practitioner-academic serving as one of the officers of the ACERT.