December 06, 2022

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has online courses that would help Filipinos learn how to prepare their food better this holiday season and would eventually lead to employment and business opportunities.

TESDA Deputy Director General Aniceto D. Bertiz made the reiteration as he led the launching of a mobile application for the self-paced online courses accessible in TESDA Online Program (TOP) through

“I invite everyone to register in the TOP and enroll in its courses.  These can be conveniently accessed anytime and anywhere through internet-enabled laptops, computers, and smartphones,” he said.

The TOP has courses, such as Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Cookery NC II, Food and Beverages NC II, and Food Processing NC II which, according to Bertiz, can help Filipinos in preparing their food, especially this Christmas season.

“Finishing these courses will not just help you upgrade your skills but also add a unique twist to your food.   These skills can also lead to employment and business opportunities afterward,” he said.

To date, the TOP offers 150 courses across different sectors, such as Agriculture, Construction, Automotive and Land Transport, Human Health/Health Care, Tourism, among others. Since its launching in 2012, the TOP now has 4,292,098 registered users.

Enrollees receive an electronic certificate of completion when they finish a course. Those who complete courses for full qualifications can undergo a competency assessment and receive a National Certificate.

Aside from the courses in the TOP, Bertiz explained that TESDA also has regular courses which are being delivered in flexible learning mode in public and private training institutions.  These may be availed through the TESDA’s various scholarship programs.

These courses, he pointed out, usually take trainees from 1 to 8 months to complete.

“TESDA has a lot of programs that Filipinos can access anytime whether it will be online or delivered in training institutions.  We hope that they utilize these platforms to further improve their skills,” he said. (30)

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