TESDA launches virtual training program for Domestic Work

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 25, 2021   •   501

MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA) has launched a 12-day Blended Training Program for Domestic Work National Certificate (NC) II.

This is to further assist outbound Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and help them acquire the needed competencies which will be crucial for passing the competency assessment in Domestic Work NC II.

TESDA chief Secretary Isidro Lapeña said there were 20 trainees who participated in the 12-day training program. The first batch of trainees is bound for Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.

“This program has been conceptualized with the situation of our outbound household workers in mind. We recognize their need to be deployed immediately but TESDA would like to make sure they are properly trained before deployment. We want to prevent situations where domestic workers are abused by their employers because of alleged incompetence,” he said.

The program will run for six months with a minimum of 60 trainees and will be monitored by the TESDA MuntiParLasTapat  (Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Taguig, Pateros) District in NCR.

If proven effective, the TESDA chief also said that this will be immediately recommended for adoption by other training centers offering Domestic Work.

Meanwhile, TESDA said that the regular training program on Domestic Work NC II with a nominal training duration of 218 hours is still being implemented. AAC

TESDA warns public against national certificates sold online

Robie de Guzman   •   September 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has warned the public against fake national certificates allegedly being sold online.

TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña issued the warning following reports about groups on Facebook offering national certificates for different technical vocational courses for a certain amount of money and of employers receiving bogus certificates.

Lapeña said only TESDA offices can issue national certificates to qualified individuals who have passed the assessment. Employers can also verify the authenticity of the certificates.

“Ang tunay na NC po ay hindi for sale. Ang isang indibidwal na nakapasa lamang sa competency assessment ang entitled para magawaran ng NC,” Lapeña said in a statement.

TESDA said it has a Registry of Certified Workers available online so one can check the pool of certified workers for certain occupations nationwide. It can be accessed via the TESDA Website.

Lapeña said the agency is coordinating with authorities to crackdown on the sale of fake TESDA national certificates.

“We also urge the public to report to us if they know someone who sells NC, via our hotline, 8887-7777,” he added.

TESDA suspends anew face-to-face training, assessment in ECQ areas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has announced the suspension of face-to-face training and assessments in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

In a memorandum, TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña ordered all TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) and Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) to suspend face-to-face classes and assessments in ECQ and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) areas.

Lapeña encouraged the affected TVIs and Assessment Centers (ACs) to shift to online and virtual modes in the conduct of training and assessment during this period.

Meanwhile, Lapeña reminded all Regional and Provincial Offices to strictly monitor and enforce the compliance of all TVIs and ACs to the protocols and guidelines issued by the IATF, TESDA, and their respective local government units (LGUs). AAC

Close to 3,000 contact tracers trained; 1,800 deployed — TESDA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has announced that the government has already trained close to 3,000 contact tracers and has deployed almost 1,800 of them.

During a virtual public briefing on Wednesday (July 28), TESDA Deputy Director-General Aniceto Bertiz said that aside from the programs allotted for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and individuals who lost their jobs to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, TESDA is also training individuals to become contact tracers.

“We were able to produce 2,978 contact tracers all over the country. Halos 1,800 of those are already hired sa mga local government unit (LGUs) (Almost 1,800 of those are already hired by local government units),” he said.

The TESDA official also said they continuously coordinating with LGUs and other industries for the new contact tracers to be hired especially amid the threat of the Delta variant.

Bertiz, meanwhile, said the free upskill training of TESDA will help in lowering the number of unemployed and underemployed Filipinos in the country.

Hinuhubog natin ang ating mga kababayan na magkaroon ng bagong kakayahan and at the same time, we are connecting them hanggang kabuhayan (We are honing our fellowmen to acquire new skills and at the same time, we are connecting them to have livelihood),” he said. -AAC

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