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TAKE ONLINE TESDA COURSES: QUARANTINED OFWS URGED

Senator Dick Gordon has urged the estimated 9,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are currently under strict quarantine or isolation to keep their patience and their minds occupied towards self-improvement. Gordon, who is known as a man of action, suggested returning OFWs to join in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) online courses which […]

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TESDA CAN HELP TYPHOON-HIT AREAS – VILLANUEVA

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has the right skills and personnel, and a wealth of experience to mobilize and organize communities hit by Typhoon Odette over the weekend to help them rebuild their own homes and enable them to be certified to earn a means of living as well, according to Senator […]

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GATCHALIAN TO TESDA: ADDRESS JOBS-SKILLS MISMATCH

While the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) annual budget has increased over the past years, Senator Win Gatchalian said the agency should address the persistent high rates of jobs-skills mismatch among Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET or tech-voc) graduates. Using TESDA’s Individual Graduate Tracer Surveys for the years 2013, 2014, and 2017, the […]

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TRAIN DISPLACED WORKERS TO GET JOBS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva underscored the pivotal role of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the government’s efforts to get millions of unemployed Filipinos back to work after suffering job loss during the pandemic. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, said TESDA’s proposed P14.5-billion budget for next year was crucial in providing […]

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VILLANUEVA: UNIFY APPROACH IN PH EDUCATION REFORM

Senator Joel Villanueva is urging closer collaboration among agencies involved in education so that the government “will have a stronger and unified approach in addressing an education crisis worsened by the pandemic”. As tests and studies reveal the deterioration of the quality of graduates across levels, Villanueva said the Department of Education, Commission on Higher […]

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CREATE PH ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY – LAPID

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill seeking to create a Philippine Entrepreneurs Academy. The said learning institution shall be established under the supervision of the Commission on Higher Education or CHED. The proposed institution seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as short-term, technical-vocational, non-degree courses and modular training that will […]

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POWER CO-OPS EYED FOR TESDA ELECTRICIAN TRAINING

To address the need for more skilled line workers and barangay electricians in the countryside, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) is pushing for the accreditation of electric cooperatives (ECs) as training and assessment centers by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The NEA, through its NEA-EC Training Institute (NETI), identified seven ECs for […]

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VILLANUEVA BACKS GRADUAL REOPENING OF CLASSES

The chair of the Senate committee on higher education is backing the government’s decision to gradually reopen colleges for face-to-face classes, beginning with those in health and medical courses. “For as long as it is safe, limited, and complies with health protocols, I see no problem in the joint decision of CHED and DOH to […]

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DTI, TESDA ADD MORE TRAINING FOR MORE JOBS – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have recently allowed more Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Qualifications training and assessments to be conducted in areas placed under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), following the issuance of Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-06 released recently. According to the […]

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PRIVATE SECTOR EYED TO BOOST TESDA ENROLLMENT

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to allow the private sector to become more involved in its efforts, as the agency needs to revive its enrollment rate which was drastically slashed because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. During a recent hearing on the agency’s proposed 2021 budget in […]