Tesda provides skill development of the labor, local government units and technical-vocational institutions of the country's human resources.
Tesda offered courses are disseminated in different field of specialization. There are programs that can help a student to land a job in the call center industry. There is caregiver course if students are aiming for job related to healthcare. The growth of mobile technology opens a lot of job opportunities to those who took up cellphone servicing course.
The increase in sales in the automotive would also generate jobs to those who specialized in automotive servicing. Construction industries now a day chooses those who have knowledge in masonry, plumbing, etc., to fill up their staffing requirements. Most of the job abroad also prefer applicants who have finished tesda courses or have previous experience in particular field of specialization such as 2G / 4G, SMAW, welding.
A barista can work in any coffee shops, restaurants, and establishments that offers food and beverage (F & B) in the Philippines and abroad.
In short, if a student was able to complete a vocational course with tesda, most likely they can easily find a job. According to TESDA 7 out 10 of their graduates find a job easily and 9 out 10 employers are satisfied with their performance.
To help aspiring students decide what field to specialize, below are some of courses offered by this branch of the goverment.
List of Tesda Courses
Baking and pastry
Beauty Care / Cosmetology
Building and Construction
Butcher / Slaughtering courses
Computer hardware servicing
Culinary Arts Course
Dressmaking and tailoring
Events Management Services
Heavy Equipment Operations
Food and beverages services
Foreign Language (Korean, Japanese – Nihongo, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and English)
Networking and Telecommunication Technology, IT
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Servicing
Visual Graphic Design, Animation
Tesda also offers online courses , there are total of 18 courses that aspiring individuals, professionals, and OFW can take. Tuition fee is free however, it does not come with certificate. If you want to have certificate, you need to visit the nearest assessment center and take the certification exam. If you passed, you can get the certificate. This offering requires course takers to have fast internet and a personal computer (better you go to computer shop do not use wifi connections).
How many Hours or Months to Complete a Tesda Course
Tesda Courses last for days or months. This varies depending on the school that offers the course. If you are in a hurry, it would be efficient to list down all the schools near your location that offer the same program. Afterwards, compare which among them offers the shortest hours to complete the course.
Tesda Enrollment Requirements
Tesda has training centers all over the Philippines; Manila, Baguio, Batangas, Bicol, Bohol, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Rizal, Laguna, IloIlo, Tacloban, Tagum, La Union, and many others.
Tesda regulates private and public registered training institution. Both public and private institutions require students to be:
– at least 18 years of age
– high school graduate
– undergone a pre-training assessment (YP4SC/NCAE)
– Barangay Clearance (some asks for it)
However, if you wish to pursue training in private institutions, they may ask for additional requirements other than what was mentioned. It would be better that you visit their respective schools and inquire for other documents they may need