Archive for February, 2015

TESDA Reminds Bus Drivers to Take Gov’t Certification

10 February 2015

Following a series of deadly road crash traced mostly to reckless driving, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) issued a reminder to all bus companies to ensure that their drivers have been assessed and certified by the agency to guarantee their passengers’ safety on the road.

“The aim is reduced, if not zero accidents as they ply the roads and take their passengers to their destination,” TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said.

Bus drivers who have passed the assessment will be issued the National Certificate III by TESDA.

TESDA Ups Scholarship Fund to P2.6 B

30 January 2015

With the influx of new jobs seen this year, the government is pumping a P2.6 billion in scholarship fund into various skills training programs.

The funds, through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the country’s prime agency that promotes and implements technical vocational education and training, would benefit 263,900 youth with free education to prepare them get into the workforce.

From P1.4 billion in 2014, the fund for the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) has been upped to P2 billion this year.  This program targets to have a total of 210,526 scholars nationwide.

TESDA Offers Scholarships to Kin of SAF Men

04 February 2015

The 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force who perished in clash in Maguindanao — all heroes on the battlefield — would not be forgotten, and so are their families.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced that it is offering scholarships for any qualified dependents of the troops based on the government’s Social Services Program for the Families of Killed in Action (KIA) Soldiers and Police Personnel.