Low employment rate spurs TESDA program overhaul

By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Posted date: August 07, 2010

THE NEWLY APPOINTED head of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), Joel Villanueva, has ordered an overhaul of the agency’s school accreditation and scholarship program, citing the dismal 20-percent emplo...

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TESDA gets P700-M scholarship fund

By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:14:00 08/10/2010

MANILA, Philippines—While downsizing the government budget for next year, President Aquino has committed an allocation of some P700 million to fund the Technical Educat...

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Dough cutter at P14K each & other TESDA overprice

By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:37:00 08/06/2010

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TESDA cites ‘Idols’ during 16th anniversary rites


August 26, 2010, 4:11pm

A female metal welder and a college drop-out who now has his own food business are some of the 12 vocational-technical course graduates recognized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) during its 16th anniversary celebration held last Wednesday at the TESDA Women&r...

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TESDA celebrates achievements

TekBok Buzz

August 26, 2010, 10:58am

TESDADA director-general Joel Villanueva (2nd from left), ...
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Benguet haircutter is Idol ng TESDA

TekBok Buzz

September 2, 2010, 12:42pm

A locally-trained haircutter and owner of a chain of beauty salons in Benguet and Mountain Province is the national winner of this year’s search for “Idols ng TESDA.”

Reynante Cobcobo, 32, of La Trinidad, received a trophy and a cash prize of P20, 000 as the national winner...

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TESDA teams up with Singapore’s Temasek

THE Technical Education Skills and Development Authority has signed an agreement with the Singapore-based Temasek Foundation for its trainers training program and a scholarship program for students in technical-vocational courses.

TESDA director general Joel Villanueva said the agency’s program will be greatly improved by the partnership with the Temasek. "We believe that to ...

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TESDA to Increase Number of Scholars


September 11, 2010, 11:41am

MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) aims to increase the number of scholars in its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) despite retaining its original P700-million budget, TESDA Director Joel Villanueva said on Friday.


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