TESDA chief sees wave of prosperity in harnessing people's fishing, farming skills
12 Feb 2011
Aurora’s lush vegetation and forestry, rich marine life and spectacular beaches gave TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva an inspiration and a vision to harness the skills of the people in the fields of agriculture and fishing, which have not been fully tapped not only in scenic Aurora but in other coastal areas as well like Isabela, Quezon and Cagayan.
TESDA forges deal with JobStreet
11 Feb 2011
The Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has forged a partnership with the online job facilitation company JobStreet.com to help find relevant jobs for its students after finishing their courses.
Signing a Memorandum of Agreement on Friday, TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva and JobStreet.com Philippines Inc. general manager Mary Grace Colet s...
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...
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...
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 ...
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-...
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...
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....
TESDA safety retraining of PUV drivers set
14 Jan 2011
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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