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TESDA gives seaman a second wind at career

05 Feb 2011

Like most OFWs, 35-year old Rey Samputon believed that working abroad promises prosperity and a better life.

In college, he took up a maritime course in Bicol so he could work as a seaman overseas.

“I know that there are a lot employment opportunities in the maritime industry. I wanted to try my luck,” Samputon said.

For nine years, he wor...


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After 2 weeks of training 16 TESDA scholars to work in Middle East

22 Jan 2011

The two-week intensive training provided by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has become the passport of the 16 young scholars for employment abroad.

The TESDA scholars are soon flying to either Dubai or Qatar to work as heavy equipment operators in accredited institutions there and will have a chance to earn P30,000 to P40,000 per mont...


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31 lady bus drivers on the road soon

24 Feb 2011

MANILA, Philippines - Thirty-one lady drivers will soon hit the roads after completing their training at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Cora Jimenez, general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), said the 31 women are expected to receive their TESDA accreditation by next week after completing the last leg ...


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TESDA's free tech-voc training targetting poor Mindanao students

24 Jan 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) continues to put emphasis in giving access to free education to students in poor provinces to give them the chance to get jobs and a better quality of life.

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said 16 scholars will soon be going abroad for employment after attending a two-...


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TESDA begins training bus drivers' trainers

By INA HERNANDO MALIPOT
18 Jan 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) kicked off on Monday its six-day training program for prospective driver trainers or assessors who will train other public utility bus (PUB) drivers to ensure road safety for bus passengers.

According to TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva, a...


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TESDA training for bus drivers starts Monday

17 Jan 2011

MANILA, Philippines - At least 30 public utility bus (PUB) drivers who will later become trainers and assessors of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are set to join a 6-day training program starting on Monday.

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said in a press statement Sunday that the training program will be done in 2 stages.

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TESDA safety retraining of PUV drivers set

14 Jan 2011
Tarra Quismundo

MANILA, Philippines—The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will pilot on Monday its three-day safety retraining of public utility vehicle drivers, the agency chief said.

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said the initial batch of bus drivers from provinces plying routes through Metro Manila would undergo the trainin...


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Student snags high-paying job, thanks to TESDA

Marcelino “Marcy” Ballaran really wanted something better for his family when he decided to enroll in a short vocational course at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Albay in 2006.

The eldest of eight child...


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TESDA gives salesman a second chance at new career

At the sound of a buzzer, 35-year-old Roger Sumalpong starts pressing rice into shape in his left palm, adding dabs of bright green wasabi paste and quickly placing slices of mackerel on top of the rice, completing one sushi after another.

 In l...


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Xijen continues to fulfill dreams of the youth in Mt. Province

At a time when people from the Mountain province region barely knew how to operate the computer, a school took a bold step to provide a low-cost but efficient basic computer education to the community, believing that acquiring computer skills and knowledge will open up opportunities for lucrative jobs, aside from farming, and hence, let the people improve their lives.


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