May 04, 2023

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) expressed its readiness to continue to provide quality and relevant technical vocational education and training (TVET) to Filipino workers.

Director General Danilo P. Cruz said that TESDA is ready to implement training programs to sustain the access to employment and improvement of workers’ employability and productivity.

It can be recalled that during the Labor Day celebration at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City last April 30, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. vowed to continue prioritizing the welfare of Filipino workers by providing the vital opportunities to achieve their full potential.

TESDA, for its part, will continue to implement its central strategy of area-based and demand-driven TVET that allows it to be more responsive to the critical skills needs of industries and employers, and to produce rightfully skilled workers in specific areas or localities.

It will also continue to forged partnerships with public and private stakeholders to further enhanced the Philippine TVET system. In 2022, it partnered with over 600 local and international stakeholders.

He likewise emphasized the importance of a whole-of-nation approach in addressing skills-job mismatch saying that the industries play a crucial role in upskilling and reskilling the Filipino workforce.

“We commit to continue to provide support to those who will be in need of upskilling and reskilling. Rest assured that TESDA will be here to ensure that the country’s workforce is responsive to different challenges, especially the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” DG Cruz said.

During the celebration of Labor Day, TESDA set up information help desks to address queries of clients regarding TVET scholarships, and TVET program registration and accreditation, among others. TESDA partner training centers and industries also conducted well-received demonstrations of various skills.


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