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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tesda Helps Find Jobs for its Graduates

Admitting that it was not enough to graduate “specialists,” the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has created a jobs bridging program to help some 23,000 technical-vocational course graduates in Metro Manila find work.

Tesda Director General will lead the launch of the program called “Hanapbuhay para sa Tesda Specialista” on Tuesday at the Quezon City Hall’s covered walk.

Tesda Helps Find Jobs for its Graduates

Five more job fairs will be held in Metro Manila within the month.

“Ultimately, the success of the Tesda training programs will be gauged by how they connect skills training to jobs,” Villanueva said in a statement.

“After giving them the training, we now bring in the companies that are willing to hire them. It will just be a matter of selling themselves to their potential (employers),” he said of the graduates.

1.5M graduates

Last year, around 1.5 million students graduated from various tech-voc courses nationwide, with 190,000 of them from training institutions in Metro Manila.

Of these, only 935,230 took the Tesda assessment exam, which determines whether or not they had acquired the correct skills for their chosen courses.

Only 803,350 graduates were certified by Tesda as specialists.

Skills mismatch

Villanueva raised the problem of a jobs and skills mismatch, citing as an example the job search website that shows 230,000 jobs available against 117,000 applicants.

Villanueva said the gap between jobs and applicants showed that jobseekers lacked the skills required by companies, and training institutions were not producing graduates with those kinds of skills.


For the jobs bridging program, Tesda has partnered with local government units, the Department of Labor and Employment, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Association of Technical-Vocational Schools in the National Capital Region and private companies and recruitment agencies such as Smart Philippines and the Philippine Association of Local Service Contractors.

At least 23,500 out-of-work Tesda graduates have been invited to the bridging program.

The other dates for the Tesda jobs fair are: March 18 at SM Tunasan, Muntinlupa City; March 20 at Victoria Mall, Caloocan City; March 21 at SM San Lazaro, Manila; March 22 at Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City, and March 25 at the Pasig City Sports Center.

List of Tesda Online Courses that has no Tuition Fee

Tesda Online Courses is the latest free service (no tuition fee training) that the institution is offering to Filipino Citizens. With the help of the internet this program will make the skills development and technical education a lot more accessible to aspirants.

The advantage for students who would take up online tesda courses is that they will have the luxury to study the chosen course at their free time and at their own pace provided they own a laptop / desktop computer and a high-speed internet. The disadvantage of this program however is that there will be no training certificate to be given to those who would be able to complete the course.

List of Tesda Online Courses that has no Tuition Fee for 2017

If students want to earn a National Certificate, they should take the face-to-face assessment test given by the respective Tesda assessment center and make sure to pass the exam so all the hardwork will not be fruitless.

List of Tesda Online Courses that has no Tuition Fee:

Ship’s Catering

Information technology

Computer Systems Servicing
Animation (3D Digital)
Basic computer operation
CAM / CAD operation
Computer Systems servicing
Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3

Microsoft Online Courses: Game Development
Game Production Basics
Developing 2D Games with HTML5
Developing 2D, 3D games with Unity
Software Game Developments Fundamentals
C# Fundamentals for Beginners
Udacity – Google Courses
Android Development for Beginners
UX Design for Mobile Developers
Smart Sweep Lecture Series

Food and Beverage Servicing
Waiter Servicing
Room Attendant Servicing
Bus Boy Servicing

Guest Room Attendant Servicing
Valet Servicing
Public Area Attendant Servicing
Laundry Servicing
Provide Housekeeping to Guests

Preparing Sandwiches
Preparing Egg Dishes
Preparing Vegetable Dishes
Preparing Starch Dishes
Preparing Salads and Salad Dressing
Preparing Appetizers
Preparing Desserts

Bread and Pastry Production
Preparing Pastry Products

Cellphone Servicing
Solar Night Light Assembly

Fruit Grower

Automotive Battery Servicing
Diesel Engine tune Up

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition

Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing

Trainers Methodology I
Plan Training Session
Facilitate Learning Session
Conduct Competency Assessment

Trainers Methodology II
Curriculum Development

Massage Therapy
Shiatsu Massage
Swedish Massage
Thai Massage

Beauty Care
Nail Care

Tuition fee is free (libre) for tesda courses to be taken online. To enroll, aspiring students should register an account through then follow the instruction for the enrollment. Prepare for a valid email as it will be used during the registration / enrollment process.

For inquiries and other concern, send email to [email protected] or call +632 – 3837839. Applicants may also visit Tesda schools near your place.

Get the Right Skill Set for Overseas Jobs with Free TESDA Courses

Aspiring OFWs now have access to free online training courses that will help them acquire the right skill set for thousands of overseas jobs. This is made possible through the E-Learning Program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) that is free for all interested learners including high school graduates and college undergrads.

To help aspiring OFWs pursue their overseas career, eTESDA prepared a list of available jobs along with the necessary TESDA online training courses:

IT/Computer and Arts/Creative/Graphics 

These two job specializations cover the latest overseas opportunities for IT/computer professionals like graphic artists with knowledge in 3D design, web designers, computer programmers and system administrators. These skills are mostly needed in the countries of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Malaysia.

To increase the chances in landing a job in this line of work, applicants may take any of the TESDA Online Courses related to this craft like Basic Computer Operation, Web Development, Software Development Fundamentals, and Animation to name a few.

Hotel and Restaurant/Food

Careers under this listing consist of housekeeping attendants, sea salad makers, service crews, and cooks. Different countries like Oman, United Arab Emirates, Macau and Maldives constantly require workers to keep their Hotel and Restaurant industry running.

Aspiring OFWs who finished any of the TESDA online courses under Tourism, Housekeeping and Cookery can apply for the overseas jobs under this industry.


Individuals who are into cultivating farms can apply for agriculture jobs available in New Zealand and Japan. To date, It has opportunities for farm workers, agriculture field officers and agriculturist gardeners.

Applicants may take the Fruit Grower Online Course from TESDA to enhance their qualifications.

Engineering/Electronics/Communication and Maintenance/Electronics

Skilled workers whose capabilities fall under the Engineering/Electronics/Communication and Maintenance/Electronics specializations can immediately switch on their career abroad by applying for jobs for cellphone and solar technicians. These services are in-demand in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

To secure a post, acquire the necessary knowledge and skills by taking the Cellphone Servicing or Solar Night Light Assembly TESDA Online Course.

Maintenance/Automotive and Maintenance/Facilities

Successfully land a job in the maintenance sector abroad by applying for any of the job openings for auto denters, car mechanics, auto aircon technicians, and diesel engine mechanics in Oman, Qatar or Australia.

The TESDA online courses that may be taken related to these jobs are Diesel Engine Tune Up, Automotive Battery Servicing and Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition.

Health/Beauty/Personal Care

Massage therapists are needed in the countries of Bahrain, Singapore, and Kuwait. Various licensed agencies need massage therapists, nail artists, and spa therapists.

To qualify for these market demands, increase your knowledge by taking any of the modules under the Health, Social, and other Community Development Services.

Take advantage of the free online training programs and obtain the necessary National Certificate from a TESDA-accredited center to outperform other candidates and catch your future foreign employer’s attention. While developing your qualifications, start building your profile and discover thousands of in-demand jobs fast and easy.

Hontiveros slams Tesda chair over women’s role

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday slammed the head of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) for saying that women “don’t have time anymore for their spouses because they are powerful.”

“We are not your servants,” Hontiveros, chair of the Senate committee on women, said in a statement.

“On behalf of Filipino women, especially those who work abroad, I’d like to remind the Director-General that our empowerment does not come at men’s expense,” she said, referring to Tesda Director-General Guiling Mamondiong.

Mamondiong was earlier quoted in the media as saying that if he had his way, he would not send women abroad to work because he believed it was “another form of slavery.”

“Hindi bale kalalakihan sa atin mapunta sa ibang bansa, pwede naman rin mag-asawa doon. Hindi ba? Pero yung kababaihan natin dito, pinapadala sa ibang bansa para gawing alipin lamang (It’s okay for the men to go abroad, since they can marry there. Isn’t that right? But our women, they are being sent abroad to become slaves),” he said.

“When the women are empowered they become more powerful not just in the workplace but [also] at home. Halos wala na silang oras sa kanilang mga asawa dahil sila nga ay powerful. (They don’t have time anymore for their spouses because they are powerful),” the Tesda chief added.

But Hontiveros said Mamondiong might have an outdated view of women and gender-relations.

“I respectfully ask the Director-General to clarify his remark and his views on women. It is not within men’s rights to dictate what role women should play whether it is at home or work,” she said.

The senator also pointed out the irony of Mamondiong’s remark while the country is celebrating the Women’s Month.

Mamondiong has clarified that it was only his view.

“It seems that we still have a long way to go, not only in educating our people but also our public officials on gender sensitivity and equality,” Hontoveros said.

“The TESDA chief’s sexist outlook reinforces societal structures that deny women our rights and the implementation of policies that are oppressive to us,” she added.

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