Dr. Charlito P. Cadag, President of the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges, was chosen by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) as one of the selected state universities and colleges (SUC) presidents in the Philippines to attend in the “Capacity Building for Higher Education Policy-Policy Making Course Training” that KOICA has sponsored for 14 days.

The training program, which aims to share Korea’s experiences in policy-making and strengthen Korea’s partnerships with participating countries, was held at Silla University, South Korea from October 6-19, 2019.

During the first day of the training, Dr. Cadag and his fellow participants were enlightened by the first lecture on “Understanding of Establishment and Operation on Korean University Education Policy” by Prof. Kim SeonJu. The second lecture was about “An Understanding of the Quality Management System of University Education” by Prof. Lee EunHwa.

Furthermore, after the third lecture conducted by Prof. Lee BeomJin, about “An Understanding and Performance of LINK+ National Project,” the participants had their field visit at the Silla University Dron Training Center and Prospects Control Center. After which, they proceeded to Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Korea Maritime Institute, National Maritime Museum for another visit, and then to Kyungil University LINK+ Project Team and Railway Academy, with Prof. Kim Hyeon Woo.

Dr. Cadag and his fellow attendees were able to go to Bulguksa and Seokguram in Gyeongju, Skywalk of the 5th Parallel, United Nations Memorial Cemetery, and International market as well, for a cultural experience.

On October 14, 2019, they had a lecture on “Manufacturing and Using the Contents of e-Learning Classes” with Prof. Lim Won-young.

They also had a workshop on “Status Analysis and Problem Identification, GAP Analysis Exercise” facilitated by Prof. SeungHee Kang.

The following day, October 16, 2019, they had their fifth and sixth lectures, about “A Case and Application of University Student Support Program” and “Introduction to Certification Assessment System and Status of Korean Universities” tackled by Prof. Kang and Prof. Kwon SunGook, respectively. Moreover, Prof. Hong Hyo-jung shared his expertise about “University Education Innovation Based on MOOC and Flipped-Learning” during the seventh lecture. In the afternoon, the participants had another field visit in Pusan National University: Center for Teaching Learning with Prof. Kim Eunjung.

On October 17, 2019, two days before the departure of the participants, two workshops dubbed as “Create Action Plan” and “Presentation of Results, Create and Share e-Learning Content” facilitated by Prof. Kang were attended by the participants. The completion ceremony, done on the same date, was held at the Grand Hotel, Haeundae.

KOICA, established in 1991 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, is a governmental organization for Official Development Assistance (ODA) to enhance the effectiveness of South Korea’s grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government’s grant aid and technical cooperation programs.

The partnership between KOICA and CSPC has been formalized in 2015, a few months before the in-country training of Ms. Lee Yong Sook, the first Korea Overseas Volunteer (KOV) assigned in the College.