TESDA opens more assessment centers for domestic work in Region III

09 June 2021

Taguig City – To accommodate more outbound Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has opened three more assessment centers for Domestic Work NC II in Region III.

This was in line with TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña’s directive to establish more assessment centers for Domestic Work NC II nationwide to avoid overcrowding in the National Capital Region (NCR).

TESDA Region III inaugurated the Domestic Work Assessment Center in Concepcion Vocational School (CVS) in Tarlac and in the Provincial Training Center (PTC) in Calumpit, Bulacan on May 31 and June 1 respectively.

Likewise, the region has also opened another assessment center on Domestic Work NC II in PTC-Tarlac last June 3.

Lapeña noted that these new assessment centers can now accommodate the applicants in their respective provinces and they will no longer need to go to other provinces just to undergo competency assessment.

“We need to upgrade and provide more assessment centers for Domestic Work. We will ensure that all outbound domestic workers are competent and have the necessary skills to render service to their employers in foreign countries,” he said.

Other assessment centers for Domestic Work NC II in Region III are Regional Training Center (RTC) Central Luzon – Guiguinto, RTC Central Luzon – Mariveles, PTC – Nueva Ecija (Palayan City), and Gonzalo Puyat School of Arts and Trades (GPSAT).

Earlier, Lapeña urged outbound OFWs in the province to undergo competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II at the nearest assessment center in their area to avoid overcrowding in NCR.

OFWs are one of TESDA’s long-time priority clients, and the agency is continuously doing its best to improve the services and programs for them to maintain a high rate of employment overseas.

TESDA Region IV-A has also inaugurated two more assessment centers in CALABARZON. These are the RTC- Calabarzon in Batangas and Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Trades (JZGMSAT) in Laguna.

Meanwhile, Lapeña also acknowledged that setting-up additional assessment centers under the management of the regional offices will more likely expedite the process of assessment and certification.

“With these assessment centers, outbound OFWs compliance and enforcement to the said requirements will be improved.” ###-

08 June 2021

TESDA boosts Enterprise-Based Training in Davao Region

Taguig City – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is set to strengthen its Enterprise-Based Training (EBT) Program in Davao Region.

This was after TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña and Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) President Dr. Maria Lourdes Monteverde signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) last June 3.

Under the MoA, TESDA shall provide technical assistance to applicants in the registration of their programs based on set guidelines and implement competency assessment and skills certification of industry-based professionals.

Meanwhile, DCCCII will promote and secure employment opportunities of professionals who are graduates of TESDA and cater or allow industry immersion of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) trainers.

In his speech, Lapeña acknowledged the invaluable role of industries in developing a more demand-driven training delivery that will ensure the matching supply of trained workers with the demand for trained workers in each industry.

EBT is one of the training delivery modes where TVET programs are implemented within companies or firms such as the Apprenticeship, Dual Training System (DTS), and Learnership Programs.

Lapeña added that the partnership aims to strengthen TESDA’s engagement with the industries as well as the harmonization of skills and standards for a brighter opportunity for the Filipino workforce.

“We intend to further deepen our engagement and work toward the facilitation of job opportunities to our graduates,” he said.

For her part, Monteverde vowed to work closely with TESDA especially in this time of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Let us continue working together with one common goal to establish a harmonious business community for our city, and the Philippines as a whole as we go through with this pandemic,” she said.

DCCII is a local organization of businesses and companies in Davao City with the intention to develop and further the interests of local companies and businesses in the Philippines. Many businesses are international operating companies with offices in the country.

Also present during the virtual MoA signing were Deputy Director General for TESD Operations Lina Sarmiento, TESDA Davao Region Director Lorenzo Macapili and DCCCII Executive Vice President Antonio Dela Cruz. ###

03 June 2021

TESDA inks partnership with CONNECTED WOMEN for digital training

Taguig City- To engage more Filipino women in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), particularly for data annotation jobs, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) forged a Memorandum of Agreement with CONNECTED WOMEN last May 31. 

Through the TESDA Women’s Center (TWC), the Artificial Intelligence and Data Annotation (AIDA) Training Program—a no training regulation (NTR) program shall be implemented for the benefit of 1,000 women.

Learners may avail of the AIDA training for free with internet allowance from TESDA. More importantly, graduates of the program will be assisted and referred by CONNECTED WOMEN to companies for on-the-job training or for employment as data annotators.

“This collaboration with Connected Women amplifies TESDA’s guiding principle, “TESDA Abot Lahat”. We can reach out to more Filipino women from anywhere in the Philippines and provide them with skills that are relevant and needed in today’s digital economy. We hope to produce a thousand-strong skilled women who will be financially independent after their training with us. Much more, they will be valued contributors in our journey to national economic recovery,” according to TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña.

Under the MOA, TESDA will facilitate the entire training program—from admission, training, examination and institutional assessment under TESDA’s guidelines, rules and regulations. It will also provide monetary compensation for the training facilitator with 25 trainees.

Meanwhile, CONNECTED WOMEN will help TESDA improve the design and curriculum of the AIDA training based on the Competency-Based Training Programs (CBTs). The organization will also provide a trainer for the program as well as the learning materials, ICT tools and other technical assistance needed during the course.

“At the heart of what we do is our mission to make dignified and meaningful work accessible to all women, regardless of geographical location, race, education and financial standing. We are honored to partner with TESDA to empower women with the skills that drive the growth of the digital economy. We look forward to working together to ensure that no woman or her family is left behind,” said Ruth Yu-Owen, co-founder of CONNECTED WOMEN.

CONNECTED WOMEN (CW) is a non-government organization composed of tech-powered women entrepreneurs, freelancers and professionals which aims to empower women with ICT tools for digital marketing and entrepreneurship.

The program is set to begin this month. Interested learners may register via TESDA Women’s Center online registration at www.twc.tesda.gov.ph.

Health and safety protocols under the New Normal prescribed by the national government, the Department of Labor and Employment and other government agencies shall be observed during the training. ###