SICES Philippines Laoag City is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
SICES Philippines Laoag City
Address: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Telephone Number: 771-5228
SICES was founded as a result of the growing need for services determined and established by three Albertans.
In 1986, a need to share success oriented methods and techniques in teaching English as a Second Language prompted 2 teachers and a social worker to conduct a weekend workshop.
The course fee helped in defraying the cost of materials and room rental. Although the evaluations by the participants were uplifting, the cost of newspaper advertising discouraged the group who suffered financially from conducting another one.
Being active in many ethnic groups, a need to help overseas nannies to have some theoretical background in rearing North America children brought about many in service training.
Participants pressured the seminar leaders to issue some kind of certificate of attendance. Many information meeting and seminar later, SICES was formally founded on March 23, 1989.
The society received donation and space from friends of SICES and in 1990 a small grant from Edmonton Further Education Council helped in putting a small but significant dent in improving the caregiving services of SICES members.
On April 27, 1992, the Foreign Domestic Movement Program (a Canada Immigration program whereby overseas caregivers can work temporarily in Canada) was replaced by the Live-in Caregiver Program or LCP.
The LCP was designed to bring workers to Canada with strict qualifications: the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 education, English or French, and six month training in caregiving or a 3 year paid experience in caregiving within the last three years of the date of application.
The training course was designed and pioneered by SICES in cooperation with the National Manpower Youth Council (NMYC), now TESDA, an agency under the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment.
In May 1992, the Philippine Government approached SICES Canada for assistance in establishing a training center in the Philippines to comply with the April 27, 1992 new immigration ruling of Canada with regards to the live-in caregivers for the Canadian market.
In June 1992, after verbal endorsement from the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines, the proposed Live-in Caregiver Program was obtained form the Philippine Government and the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines. SICES Philippines, Inc., was duly established and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 9, 1992. SICES in the Philippines means Society for the Improvement of Caregiving and Educational Services.
In July 1992, while the course was being piloted, the course became a joint project of SICES Philippines and The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) of the Philippine Government, following the recommendation of Consul Boise of the Canadian Embassy, whose rationale is to lend credibility to the course and to point potential course takers in the right direction.
At the time, there were many inquiries (individuals with less than 12 years of education) that were interested in training as caregivers for Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy and Saudi Arabia as possible destinations.
In order to accommodate these caregivers bound for these countries, Mrs. Julie Kraychy, now Mrs. Julie V. Kallal, Program Director of SICES Philippines, Inc., and Director Vivian Tornea of OWWA Philippine Government, agreed that a proposal be made to offer a shorter course in Home Management and Child Care. On August 23, 1992, Mrs. Kraychy submitted 2 courses in Home and Child Care and an outline of a 40 hour English Enhancement Course to Director Tornea. Today, SICES Philippines conducts training for caregivers bound for Canada, London, United States of America, Asia using caregiver course programs based on SICES Competency Standards.
SICES Philippines is strictly a training center registered with TESDA. It has thousands of graduates with 70% now living and working in Canada. Graduates of the shorter course are deployed in various parts of the world.
Since 1994, SICES has been assisting other developing countries to put centers for caregivers. These centers are endorsed by their respective local government. International centers include the Philippines, (8) Canada (1), Ethiopia (2), China (2), and Bangladesh (1). West Indies (1). Learners fro the Caribbean islands (St.Kitts, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines) and Korea students are given study permits to study in Canada. Foreign students with Visitors’ visa in Canada are also welcome. The course is six months and does not require student permit.
In 1999, SICES International Academy, became the training body of the SICES, the non-profit society. SICES moved its headquarters to 7404 Meridian Street, Edmonton Alberta, Canada.
In 1992, SICES International Academy became an accredited institution offered Junior and Senior High courses. When Highway 14 (Anthony Hendy) closed the road leading to SICES at the Meridian Road between Edmonton and Sherwood Park, SICES academic division was forced to end its classes due to low enrollment.
In 2014, SICES non-profit society sold its building in Edmonton. SICES from Canada. Its program director Julie Kallal promoted its ESL Innovative Techniques for Teachers in various parts of the world.
TESDA Approved Programs
Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “SICES Philippines Laoag City” in the province of Ilocos Norte.
List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs
|TESDA Course Authorized||Duration|
|Caregiving NC II||970 Hours|
Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:
- At least 18 years of age
- At least High School Graduate
- Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
- With good moral character
- Undergone a pre-training assessment
- Can communicate both orally and in written form
Training Fees and Schedule
The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.
For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.
Location and Contact Information
For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 771-5228. You can also visit SICES Philippines Laoag City. The assessment center is located at Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.