The way one thinks and feels about, including beliefs and expectations about what is possible, determines everything that happens. Being the administrator of TESDA-Concepcion Vocational School, Dr. Alvin L. Yturralde constantly monitors not only the institution’s technical operation but the totality of its well-being, most importantly, mother nature. If there is what they call 4Ps, Greening TVET for Sustainable Development has 5 Ps; namely: Planet, People, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.
As simple as it sounds, TESDA-CVS practices not only greening the institution but it also participates in the advocacy of the local government in implementing proper waste segregation and tree planting activities. As Dr. Yturralde delivers his very significant and eye-opening presentation during the Regional Convention in Industrial Technology with the theme: Redefining the Role of the Academe in the Region Towards Industrial Revolution 4.0 held at Bulacan State University, College of Industrial Technology, City of Malolos, Bulacan in September 19, 2018, the very essence of Greening TVET for Sustainable Development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. It is a process for meeting human development goals while sustaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend.
Seventeen goals to be achieved by 2030 present a very clear role TVET has to implement, a very big chunk in sustainable development, since Technology, Science and Nature should work hand in hand in creating new TVET. Let us all work together in achieving these 17 goals: No Poverty, No Hunger, Good health and Well-Being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace Justice and Strong Institutions and lastly, Partnerships for the goals.