Manila, Oct. 23 -- The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that would ensure the future of the country's railways and to better educate railway sector workers.

The MOA, signed by CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III and DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, aims to fast-track and combine the two agencies ' human resources and initiatives to develop the quality and competitiveness of the country's railway sector workers.

Led by the Philippine Railways Institute (PRI), the program is expected to provide opportunities for both students and existing railway workers to pursue education or continuous professional training related to railway operations.

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