K TO 12 AND EMPLOYABILITY: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE INTENDED TVL CURRICULUM OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL AND A PRIVATE SCHOOL

Claudeene Blairee S. Acyatan, Yvette C. Alcazar, Michael B. Cahapay, Ana Maria Concepcion R. Juarez, Edwin D. Porras, Krisette Remegio, & Cristina Victoria P. Velasco

This study aimed to assess the alignment of the intended curriculum of a public school and private technical school, specifically the Electrical Installation and Maintenance. A comprehensive desk review was conducted in order to identify the employability attributes and competencies needed by the industry. The same employability attributes and competencies were later mapped against the courses offered by the two schools in order to identify which intended curriculum better responds to the existing need of the industry. A key result of the study revealed that, in the aspect of specialized subjects, the intended curriculum of the public school partially addresses the employability competencies needed by the industry while the intended curriculum of the private technical school sufficiently addresses it. Hence, this study infers that the Electrical Installation and Maintenance intended curriculum of the private technical school better addresses the prevailing need for employability in that aspect. Implications and recommendations for curriculum developers and researchers are also discussed.