TESDA implements dual training system under new normal

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has implemented a dual training system that incorporates both in-school and in-plant training. 

The objective of the dual training system is to train and properly equip students for the workplace and employment in the future by providing them with appropriate training. 

TESDA Senior Specialist Liwayway Calaguas said that the agency has numerous scholarship programs available for people who wish to further develop their skills in different fields and professions. 

“We [TESDA] offer numerous scholarship programs such as Training for Work Scholarship Programs, Private Education Student Financial Assistance, Special Training for Employment Program, Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, Tulong Trabaho Scholarship Program, and Rice Extension Services Program.

Calaguas stressed that the need of beneficiaries from various industries and communities in the Philippines are being addressed and met through the implementation of these different scholarship programs. 

“Through our program offerings, interested individuals can choose between blended learning and distance learning as TESDA adopted and implemented flexible trainings suitable for the new normal set-up,” she said. 

The agency also offers four varieties of training including school-based, institution-based, community-based, and enterprise-based; as well as online programs and courses.  

For more information on the different training programs of TESDA and the list of requirements, interested individuals may visit TESDA’s website at www.tesda.gov.ph or their Facebook page at TESDA Region III. (CLJD/MJSC-PIA 3 with Kimberly Grace Gonzales, intern)