K to 12 PLUS Project

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports school reforms with elements of the German dual education.

© GPCCI/Jana Everett

The K to 12 PLUS project is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support the K to 12 educational reform in the Philippines. The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI), alongside public and private partners, introduces elements of German dual training to the Technical-Vocational- Livelihood Track of Senior High Schools, wherein training is conducted in two complementary places: the school and the company.

Under the K to 12 PLUS project, GPCCI partners with San Pedro Relocation Center National Highschool and two of the Philippines’ leading metal industry associations to implement an enhanced curriculum for metalworking technology. Since 2015, 70 students have undergone increased practical training in companies – alongside their school-based training – to prepare them better for the labor market world of work.