Not many people may have heard about the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) free online training program, which is readily accessible to Filipinos from all over the world.
Acccording to TESDA Partnerships and Linkages Office Executive Director Luz Victoria Amponin, many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are taking advantage of the free online program, which aims to provide technical education to every Filipino, both in the Philippines and abroad, through the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), as shared in a report by ABS-CBN News.
OFWs Can Avail of TESDA’s Free Online Training Program – Here’s How
Amponin shared that the program currently offers more than 50 courses, which OFWs can readily access even when they don’t have immediate plans of coming back to the Philippines for training, because of work and other commitments, as the program is fully established online.
The online program offers courses which cover the following categories: agriculture; automotive; electronics; entrepreneurship; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration; human health/health care; information and communication technology; lifelong learning skills; maritime; social, community development and other services; tourism; and technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
The only requirements for this program are to complete the modules and pass the assessment test.
Furthermore, if those who signed up for a particular course think they know the module and have the relevant skills, they can simply visit a recognized TESDA assessment centre where they can take a test, and if they pass, earn a national certificate. The certificate can be included into their employment portfolio if they want to get or look for relevant jobs, Amponin explained.
President Duterte vowed under his administration to empower the country’s largest asset – its people- by equipping them with skills and necessary training required for specialized markets and emerging industries.
For those interested to avail of the free online training program, you can check out our guide on how to register a TESDA account.