Rosanna A. Urdaneta, MBA
Time cannot bind Ms. Rosanna A. Urdaneta’s exemplary career in the government, which continues to embody TESDA’s pillar of excellence and service to the Filipino community. Her vast achievements and quintessential leadership are testaments that hard work and professionalism can propel one’s dream into reality. She currently holds the position of Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning with a rank of CESO II.
Started at a very young age working as a rank and file employee, she earnestly honed her skills and talents in the field of Community Enterprise System and Development, Training Technologies, Organizational Development, and Systems Thinking. Henceforth, she ensures that TESDA’s policies are well executed and remain parallel to its vision. She is well known for her exceptional competence in Project Development, Systems and Methodologies Designing, Project Management and Implementation, Staff and Institutional Capability – Building, and Project Evaluation.
As Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning, her leadership and foresight has driven TESDA into international prominence, especially with the establishment of the ASEAN TVET Council (ATC), while securing the relevance of technical vocational education and training (TVET) at the national level. She is instrumental in spearheading key policy reforms directed at guaranteeing the readiness of the TVET sector for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She further facilitated the strengthening of industry participation and partnership in TVET thru the formulation of a blueprint for the TVET sector in the country known as the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan 2018 to 2022. She is currently the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG) Capacity Building Network (CBN) Coordinator for 2021 to 2022.
Her remarkable contributions for the National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC) and towards the growing global recognition of the TVET system in the Philippines have been greatly valued and continue to manifest in TESDA’s successes.
DDG Urdaneta holds a Masters degree in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and earned her Economics degree from the University of Sto. Tomas.