TESDA to help war-torn Marawi City


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is ready to help the government in its efforts to rehabilitate war-torn Marawi City through the agency’s various programs.

Last July 19, the Marawi Crisis Massive Skills Training for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) was launched at the Iligan City National High School in Mahayahay, Iligan City.

Through the program, residents of Marawi may avail of the agency’s free courses being offered such as Phase 1 (Livelihood/Short Courses) and Phase 2 (Construction-related and other in-demand courses).

Other courses in the training programs under Phase 1 are Massage Therapy, Food Processing, Bread and Pastry Production, Cookery, Haircutting and Beauty Care. Under Phase 2, the courses are Carpentry, Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Pipefitting, Masonry, Plumbing and Welding.

TESDA said that the program is expected to benefit some 4,500 beneficiaries in Iligan City while 900 others from Cagayan de Oro City.

At the same time, the agency will introduce the TESDA Emergency Program for TVET Trainers and Assessors (TEPTTA) to train assessors and trainers under the technical-vocational project.

TESDA is eyeing 3,004 trainers and 2,725 assessors while 4,735 trainers are expected to renew their National TVET Trainers Certificate (NTTC).

Also, agency will turn-over the Mobile Training Laboratory (MTL) facilities in remote areas nationwide such as Apayao, Masbate, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Zamboanga del Norte, Camiguin, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Northern Cotabato and Saranggani.

Free courses under the training programs of the MTL are Appliance Repair, Bread and Pastry, Cookery, Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Food Processing, Plumbing and Small Engine Repair.

“The Mobile Training Laboratory (MTL) is a training delivery model designed to implement technology-based training programs in far-flung communities of the country’s 10 poorest provinces in terms of poverty incidence through portable boxes containing tools and equipment, mock-ups and training packages in designated places in the community as a venue of training. A total of sixty (60) MTLs at six (6) MTLs for each province shall be fabricated and delivered to the beneficiary provinces,” according to MTL’s program description.

Last July 16, the agency started its Psychosocial Intervention for the IDP Youth Project for 2,000 evacuees in Iligan City. Under the project, the youth whose ages range from 15 to 20 years old will be given cultural integration, Islamic teachings, peace advocacy and livelihood training so that they would forget their traumatic experience about the war.

“Our brothers and sisters are scared, their spirits broken. To rebuild Mindanao and re-establish the community’s faith in law and order, we need to start with treating emotional wounds. People’s damaged psychological conditions, whether they care to admit them or not, will need to be addressed before the actual rebuilding can begin,” said TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong.


TESDA-10 Offers FREE Quick Response Training Program for Vulnerable Groups and in Distress Citizens

Cagayan de Oro City – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced that it will offer free training program dubbed as the TESDA Emergency Skills Training Program (TESTP) to repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).



There are currently thousands of Filipinos in distress needing assistance from the government to help them find jobs and able to mainstream in the society like OFW’s, who returned home due to the oil crisis in the Arab countries.

Also in the priority list are the drug dependents and their families, immediate relatives of policemen or soldiers who died in the line of duty, family members of traffic enforcers and the marginalized sector.

The TESTP is on a first come first serve basis registration starting May 1 and ends May 30, 2017. It will be giving out free training fee, assessment fee, and transportation allowance.

The TESDA-10 Regional Director Edgar A. Sales directed all TESDA Operating Units during the Management Committee meeting that the memorandum issuance from the TESDA Director General Secretary Mamondiong must be complied. Dir. Sales emphasized that “the TESDA Training Centers and Administered Schools should immediately designate a program focal to accept applicants considering that the program is to be implemented within May 2017 only”.


TESDA bags Philippine Quality Award



TESDA bags Philippine Quality Award


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) recently awarded with the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management of the Philippine Quality Awards (PQA) now belongs to the roster of government offices and private organizations in the Philippines recognized for their performance excellence.

The PQA Award Program is a public-private partnership involving the President of the Republic of the Philippines, DTI Secretary, PQA Steering Committee, Management Committee, Development Academy of the Philippines, Philippine Society for Quality Inc., Board of Judges and Team of Assessors.   It involves rigorous process of Independent Review, Initial Consensus Review, Site Visit Review and Final Judges Review.

“The hard work and efficiency of the men and women of TESDA and our partners in making TVET accessible and relevant, especially to the poor sectors of society are now bearing fruits with this PQA,” Isaac said.

“After receiving this coveted recognition, we are more emboldened to work harder to reinforce the culture of competence and quality in the workplace,” she added.

Patterned after the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award of the United States, the Philippine Quality Award program is the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organization performance in the Philippines.  PQA was established by Executive Order No. 448 of October 1997 and institutionalized through Republic Act. No 9013 on February 28, 2001 otherwise known as PQA Act. The PQA Criteria for the Public Sector provides and integrates, results-oriented framework in implementing and assessing the processes and results of public sector organizations.

The criteria for performance excellence consist of seven categories: Leadership, Strategic Planning; Customer and Citizen Focus; Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management; Human Resource Focus; Operations Focus and Results.

PQA awards four Levels of Recognition;: Level I Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management; Level II: Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management; Level III Recognition for Mastery in Quality Management; Level IV The Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence.

As a seal of TESDA commitment to quality service and performance excellence, the Agency received the Nationwide ISO 9001:2008 Certification in an awarding ceremony held in Malacañang on April 13, 2015.  After receiving this award, TESDA targeted the recognition under PQA Program.

The PQA was established as a specific strategy to promote quality excellence in private and government organizations and to provide internationally comparable framework and criteria for assessing organizational performance and recognizing quality excellence.  It also promotes sharing of information and benchmarking of best practices and results among organizations pursuing quality improvement.

2nd TVET Statistics Quiz

The policy Research and Evaluation Division (PRED)/ Planning Office (PO) held the 2nd TVET Statistics Quiz (TSQ) last October 7, 2011. The conduct of the TSQ is one of TESDA’s contribution to the annual celebration of the National Statistics Month (NSM). TSQ is part of our efforts to develop our TESDA staff in the area of statistics and its importance in TESDA function as the manager of TVET sector. The 2nd TSQ was participated in by the following:
1.       Corporate Affairs Office (CAO)
·         Fedy Jay Galutera
·         Divina Gracia Comilang
2.       Qualifications and Standards Office (QSO)
·         Reynaldo Dantes
·         Samuel Calado, Jr.
3.       Competency Assessment and Certification Office (CACO)
·         Ma. Diana Naag
·         Marife Manzano
4.       Office for the TESDA Technology Institutions (OTTI)
·         Ronald Sta. Ana
5.       TESDA-Region III
·         Alvin Castro
·         Joselito Del Mundo
6.       TESDA-Region IV-A
·         Primo Coloma
·         Divine Grace Sandoval
QSO won 2nd Runner-up place and awarded cash of P2, 000.00 while Region IV-A bagged the 1st Runner-up place and cash prize of P3, 000.00. The CAO team was declared as champion in the contest receiving a cash prize of P5, 000.00. All participants were issued Certificate of Participation and the non-winner teams received P1, 000.00 each.
The champion team represented TESDA in the 9th Labor Statistics Quiz (LSQ) held on October 19, 2011. The LSQ is spearheaded by the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics, Department of Labor and Employment (BLES, DOLE). The team bagged the 1stRunner-up place with a cash prize of P12, 000.00. They competed with the other 21 teams from the different organic offices, bureaus and attached agencies of DOLE. Mr. Leonardo S. Durante, Jr., Sr. TESDA Specialist, Planning Office was the coach for the TESDA Team who was a former member of the two TESDA champion teams. To date, TESDA has a record of being champion thrice and 1st runner-up thrice.
The TSQ shall be institutionalized and all TESDA regional offices are enjoined to participate in the future conduct of the TSQ.

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