TESDA offers 6,000 scholarships for Bulacan residents

UNTV News   •   October 5, 2017   •   10681

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BULACAN, Philippines – The Technical School and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is in need of 6,000 scholars in Bulacan for the opening of its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) this October.

According to TESDA, the program will provide residents of Bulacan the opportunity to learn technical and vocational skills for free.

“We have completed already more than 50% out of the 13,000 slots that we allocated for our province. We are inviting our constituents, and the general public to avail of this scholarship program,” TESDA Bulacan Provincial Director Grace Corazon Castillo said.

Applicants will have to undergo strict screening and evaluation. They should be high school graduates and aged 18 years old and above.

TESDA will also assist scholars in getting a job when they graduate.

 

Some of the courses offered by TESDA include welding, dressmaking, hotel and tourism program, electrical, machinery, repair of refrigerators and air conditioners and agricultural crops production. – Abi Santa Ines | UNTV News & Rescue

TESDA launches virtual training program for Domestic Work

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 25, 2021

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

IATF allows TESDA to resume in-person assessment for household workers under MECQ areas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to conduct in-person assessments for household service workers (HSWs) in places under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).

Under Resolution No. 115 series of 2021 of the IATF, TESDA will be allowed to conduct limited face-to-face assessments for HSWs. The resolution also clarified that the limited face-to-face assessment will still be subjected to conditions and shall be held only in TESDA Training Institutions (TTIs).

TESDA chief Secretary Isidro Lapeña welcomed the IATF’s decision to allow TESDA to conduct assessment even in MECQ areas.

“This will definitely ease the burden of our kababayans who have been waiting to undergo competency assessment which was suspended due to quarantine restrictions. We will ensure that all outbound OFWs are competent and have the right skills to render service to their employers in foreign countries,” he said.

Meanwhile, after the NCR Plus Bubble was put under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions, face-to-face training and assessment in select qualifications will resume. President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions from May 15 until May 31. AAC

 

IATF allows TESDA to hold in-person assessments for household service workers in MECQ areas

Robie de Guzman   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s task force for COVID-19 response has allowed the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to conduct face-to-face assessments for household service workers in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), Malacañang said Friday.

However, the conduct of the activity is subject to conditions, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

Roque said in-person assessments shall be held only in TESDA Training Institutions and will remain prohibited in private assessment centers.

The activity will also be limited to household service workers who are ready for deployment and have already secured contracts and visas.

“Applicants must further abide by TESDA guidelines relative to the conduct of in-person assessments,” Roque said.

The Palace official likewise announced that the IATF has also allowed the resumption of Career Executive Service Written Examinations and Assessment Centers by the Career Executive Service Board, subject to health and safety protocols and the strict observance of the minimum public health standards.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) approved this policy in a meeting on Thursday, May 13.

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