MOA sa pagitan ng TESDA at Maynila para palakasin ang Tech Voc nilagdaan

NILAGDAAN ang isang Memorandum aof Agreement (MOA) sa pagitan ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Lngsod ng Maynila, Manila Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at ng Unibersidad de Manila nitong May 28, 2021 sa Manila City hall.

Kabilang sa mga dumalo ay ang Ama ng Lungsdo na si Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, TESDA Director General Isidro Lapena, Presidente ng UDM na si Maria Lourdes N. Tiquia ,MPA, MA, APR, Dir. Ferna Bermejo ng PESO at mga kawani ng kani-kanilang mga tanggapan.

Layunin ng nasabing kasunduan ang pagtatayo ng training centers ng TESDA sa lungsod sa pammagitan ng UDM kung saan duon ilalagay ang kanilang tanggapan gayundin ang plano ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Maynila na mga imprastruktura na kakailanganin ang mga skilled workers na iti train ng TESDA.

Inihalintulad ni Sec. Isidro Lapena sa isang kasabihan ang mandato ng TESDA kung saan “bigyan mo ng isda ang tao at kakain ito para sa isang araw habang kung turuan mo itong mangisda ay hindi na ito magugutom kahit kailan” ang tinutukoy na pagtuturo sa nasabing kasabihan ayon kay Sec Lapena ay ang trabaho ng TESDA. ///Michael Balaguer, 09262261791, at

TESDA and Manila to renew ties to strengthen Tech Voc through MOA

23 May 2021

Outbound OFWs in provinces urged to undergo assessment on domestic work near their area

Taguig City – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is encouraging all outbound Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the provinces to undergo competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II in the nearest Assessment Center in their area to avoid overcrowding in the National Capital Region (NCR).

TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña said that TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) with accredited assessment centers in Metro Manila are receiving the bulk of applications for Domestic Work assessment compared to those located in the provinces.

“We are encouraging all our outbound OFWs to take up their competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II at the nearest training institutions in their area. There are available assessment centers nationwide. We assure you that we will accommodate all outbound OFWs who need to be assessed,” Lapeña said.

Currently, there are 34 TTIs nationwide which offer competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II, of which three are in NCR. These are TESDA-NavotaAs Training Institute in Navotas, TESDA Women’s Center (TWC), and Pasay-Makati District Training and Assessment Center (PMDTAC) both in Taguig City.

Other regions are also offering assessment on Domestic Work NC II. These are TESDA – Luciano Millan Memorial School of Arts and Trades in Region I; Aparri Polytechnic Institute, Lasam Institute of Technology, Regional Training Center – II (Tuguegarao), Isabela School of Arts and Trades, and Southern Isabela College of Arts and Trades in Region II; and Regional Training Center Central Luzon – Guiguinto, Regional Training Center Central Luzon – Mariveles, Provincial Training Center – Nueva Ecija (Palayan City), and Gonzalo Puyat School of Arts and Trades in Region III.

In Region IV-A, Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Trades and Quezon National Agricultural School offer the assessment while in Region IV-B, only Simeon Suan Vocational and Technical College allow assessment on Domestic Work NC II.

Furthermore, Domestic Work NC II assessment is also offered in San Francisco Institute of Science and Technology in Region V; New Lucena Polytechnic College in Region VI; Regional Training Center – VII (Cebu) in Region VII; Arteche National Agricultural School, Balangiga National Agricultural School, and Samar National School of Arts and Trades in Region VIII.

In Mindanao, Dipolog School of Fisheries in Region IX; Lanao Norte National Agro Industrial School, Regional Training Center -Iligan, and Cagayan De Oro (Bugo) School of Arts and Trades in Region X; Davao National Agricultural School, Carmelo C. De Los Cientos, Sr. National Trade School, Regional Training Center-Korea Philippines Vocational Training Center, Davao, Wangan National Agricultural School, and Davao Oriental Polytechnic Institute (Formerly Lupon School Of Fisheries) in Region XI; and General Santos National School of Arts and Trades in Region XII allow assessment on Domestic Work NC II.

Also, Baguio City School of Arts and Trades and Provincial Training Center – Kalinga in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) offer assessment on Domestic Work NC II.

Meanwhile, to avoid the spread of COVID-19, Lapeña is encouraging all outbound OFWs who need assessment to file their application for assessment and certification online through the TESDA mobile app and TESDA website.

Currently, the TESDA App receives around 50-60 applications from Metro Manila and 10-15 applications from Region III and Region IV-A. Other regions receive only a few or no applications at all.

“They can visit the or download the TESDA App on Google Play or Apple Stores. They will find the ‘TESDA Abot Lahat ang OFWs’ button from there and just click it and send their application,” he said.

Lapeña further demonstrated that upon clicking the “TESDA Abot Lahat ang OFWs” button, OFW applicants will be asked what kind of qualification they need to be assessed for.

“If they are already registered, the TESDA provincial or district office will facilitate and process their application and will inform them of the location and schedule of their assessment,” he added. ###–

25 May 2021                             

TESDA launches pilot program on shortened training for Domestic Work

Taguig City- In a bid to further assist outbound Overseas Filipino Workers, the Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA) was launched via Zoom, the compressed 12-day Blended Training Program for Domestic Work NC II.

The conduct of the shortened training period was allowed in order to help domestic workers acquire the needed competencies the soonest possible time. It runs for only 12 days but still contains the basic, common and core competencies crucial for passing the competency assessment in Domestic Work NC II.

The specialized program is supported by and in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO).

During the virtual launch, TESDA chief Secretary Isidro Lapeña welcomed the first batch of the pilot program composed of 20 trainees.

 “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.

Supported by and in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO), the pilot training program shall be conducted by Fair Training Center in Paranaque, ILO’s partner institution.

 “ILO, together with TESDA and the Fair Training Center, has designed an alternative training model using a blended learning approach. We hope that effective online training will translate to lower training cost, without sacrificing the quality of training. I would like to congratulate TESDA on this important pilot initiative that will showcase relevant and safe practices to address training in the midst of a global pandemic,” said ILO Country Director Khalid Hassan during the launch.

The online training will save the sacrifice of traveling and incurring expenses for the trainees who are located both in and outside Metro Manila. The 1st batch of trainees are bound for Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

The blended training will be a combination of online and face-to-face modality. The trainees will undergo a 10-day online training while the remaining two days will be done face-to-face for hands-on training and familiarization with related equipment.  

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.

This will be evaluated based on the certification rate of the trainees who completed the pilot program and their acceptance by prospective employers.

The TESDA chief also said that this will be immediately recommended for adoption by other training centers offering Domestic Work if the pilot program proves effective.

TESDA Deputy Director General for TESD Operations Lina Sarmiento and Fair Training Center Executive Director Aimee Garcia also joined the virtual launching of the pilot program.

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

28 May 2021

TESDA, Manila City ink MoA to strengthen tech-voc

Manila City – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in City of Manila will have a new office at the Universidad de Manila (UDM) Annex, boosting the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the city.

This was after TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña and Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed today a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for a tripartite partnership between and among TESDA, UDM and Public Employment Service Office (PESO)-Manila.

Under the MOA, the City of Manila, through the UDM, provides TESDA-Manila with three large rooms as offices.

In his speech, Domagoso expressed his gratitude to TESDA saying that the MoA signed was in line with the city’s direction to address the socio-economic effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“TESDA, for that matter, is going to be one of the best assets of City of Manila and thank you for that opportunity,” Domagoso said.

Meanwhile, Lapeña said that transferring TESDA-Manila office at UDM-Annex in Sta. Cruz, a more strategic location, will be more appropriate and accessible for residents of Manila. He added that there are around 5,000 students applying for admission at UDM.

“As TESDA-Manila moves to UDM Annex, we shall be able to reach out to aspiring college students and encourage them to avail higher technical and vocational education as an alternative to a college degree,” Lapeña added.

Lapeña likewise announced that some 1,789 trainees from the city have completed the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP). He also expressed hope that more Manileños will be catered by TESDA in the future.

Meanwhile, also under the MOA, TESDA, together with Manila City’s PESO will help tech-voc graduates to find employment. The agency is also set to conduct Community-Based Training for Enterprise Development (CBTED) for unskilled residents and provide trainer development programs for UDM’s TVET trainers.

Lapeña assured the city that TESDA-Manila and TESDA National Capital Region (NCR) are ready to deliver the agency’s services to Manileños.

“We will continue supporting the city’s efforts of empowering Manileños and rebuilding the city’s role as the center for urban living in the country,” Lapeña said.

Also present during the event were UDM President Ma. Lourdes Tiquia, PESO-Manila Director Fernan Bermejo, Deputy Director General Lina Sarmiento, TESDA-NCR Regional Director Florencio Sunico Jr., TESDA-Manila District Director Maria Lourdes Villanueva and TESDA Chief-of-Staff Director Juliet Orozco.

After the MoA signing, Lapeña also graced the inauguration of TESDA Manila Assessment Center for Domestic Work NC II in Paco, Manila, the fifth assessment center for domestic work in the region. ###