Education is a basic factor in economic development. Nowadays, when our world is slowly developing in the area of economics, in every field there’s a strong growing needs in experienced and talented people who will be able to contribute to the development of a country. It’s very important that education plays an important role in the development process of countries. At this situation education has an important role in social mobility, equity and to have better opportunities for employment (lower unemployment and higher wages) in order to help every individual to be successful and to improve their quality of life in the future.
According to DepEd the current education system of the Philippines will be enhanced from the 10- years of basic education into 12- years through the program called the K-12 by the year of 2012-2013. The K to 12 Program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School [SHS]) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship.
The significance of hospitality management education has been recognized globally. Hospitality management education provides considerably, skilled human resources. The responsibility of developing tourism and hospitality management lies within the hospitality organizations and within the education system of the country. In order to achieve this, the role of formal education is significant. In the Philippines, there are government and non-government agencies that are responsible or related to this education purposes. This includes agencies like Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Department of Education (DepEd) is responsible for regulating and managing the Philippine system of basic education and to provide quality education that is accessible to all and lays the foundation for life-long learning and service for the common good.
This agency equips every learner with competencies for productive and active involvement in opportunities that aim to improve the quality of life of each individual. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the leading partner in the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values to provide directions, policies, programs and standards towards quality technical education and skills development. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is one of the three agencies of the Philippine government governing the education sector. It is primarily responsible for the oversight and supervision of both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all tertiary educational institutions in the Philippines.