June 13, 2018

The 1,753 accredited assessment centers nationwide of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are all set to give a 2-day national assessment for free on June 26-27.

TESDA Director General Guiling “Gene” Mamodiong said the Regional/Provincial Offices (ROs/POs) are busy preparing to implement the action plans to ensure the success of the 2-day National Assessment Day (NAD).

Mamondiong said that TESDA ROs/POs are occupied with disseminating information about the NAD through press release, radio guesting, social media posting; coordination with accredited assessment centers and accredited competency assessors; and continuous acceptance of application form.

Also included in the information campaign were the mounting of tarpaulins, coordination with local government units, agencies/companies; submission of qualification maps (QMs) to the RO/PO; etc.

Mamondiong said that 7,083 competency assessors will be available to give assessment to some 11,240 TVET graduates and workers including the industrial workers, career shifters, unemployed adults, teachers, trainers and others who took the Trainers Methodology (TM) l and those who are interested to become certified TVET Trainers or TESDA Accredited Assessors that is expected to participate in this activity.

TESDA said that it aims to assess and certify 11,240 persons for two days -- 5,513 individuals on first day and 5,620 others on second day.

Based on the TESDA registry, there are 1,753 accredited assessment centers nationwide and 8,481 registered qualifications that are open for assessment.

Mamondiong said that TESDA has allotted P11,240,000.00 budget for the two-day NAD.

The program is also in support of the "Build, Build, Build Program" of President Rodrigo Duterte which will prioritize qualifications under the construction sector. This is also open to more than 200 qualifications or courses being offered by the agency under the sectors of agri-fishery, information and communication technology (ICT), health, social and other community services, tourism, automotive, among others.

The registration started May 21 up to June 15 in all accredited assessment centers, TESDA regional and provincial/district offices in coordination with companies, industries, LGUs, national government agencies, national government and other TVET stakeholders.

Applicants may download the Application Form at Self-Assessment Guide (SAG) at https://qoo.ql/sluc7c and http://www.tesda.gov.ph/Download/Self_Assessment?Searchcat=Self-Assessment+Guides.

Walk-in applicants may obtain the same documents in all provincial/district offices and accredited assessment centers.

The application form, SAG,  3 passport size pictures (colored) with white background and the name written on the back (mugshot for NCR), and other requirements may be submitted to all accredited assessment centers and TESDA ROs or POs nearest to their area.

Mamodiong has encouraged all TVET graduates and workers to avail of 2-day free assessment and certification.