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”.