TESDA-NCR continues to provide inclusive, flexible trainings amid pandemic

PASIG CITY, Oct. 29 (PIA) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-National Capital Region (TESDA-NCR) continues to provide technical-vocational educational training (TVET) for both the formal sector and informal community-based sector. 

TESDA-NCR Regional Director Florencio Sunico, Jr. (File photo)

During the Dagyaw Open Government Virtual Town Hall meeting Wednesday, TESDA-NCR Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. said that TESDA-NCR is making their trainings inclusive and flexible since face-to-face training is still prohibited due to the health emergency brought about by COVID-19.

Sunico cited that the ‘TESDA Way,’ which is is from enrollment to employment - responding to the mandate of the agency which is to provide training (vocational, education and training) assessment, and certification leading to employment.

At the onset of COVID-19, Sunico cited TESDA’s response, which is included in ‘TESDA’s Oplan Abot Lahat:’ Training for Works Scholarship Program (TWSP); Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA); Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA); Special Training/Assessment Program for OFWs; Training/Assessment Program for Displaced Workers; Special Training for Employment Program (STEP); and Provisional Training Teams (PTT).

TESDA’s priority target beneficiaries are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs); displaced workers due to COVID-19; Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) beneficiaries; Workers and Trainers in need of Skills Upgrading; New Entrants and Current Enrollees of Diploma Programs; Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET); TVET Trainers; and EO 70 and EO 79 Target Clients.

TESDA-NCR has six (6) districts, with 732 Technical Vocational Institutions (31 public, 701 private), 312 Assessment Centers, and with 2,276 courses/qualifications being offered. 

RD Sunico called on trainees who wish to avail of TESDA’s training program, as he also encouraged participants to enroll in courses which are currently in-demand and available online.

Interested trainees may visit TESDA’s website at www.e-tesda.gov.ph to know more about TESDA’s online program. (PIA-NCR)  

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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