TESDA Unveils Plans for Poverty Reduction
TESDA Central Luzon,
Grand Slam Champion in the Philippine National Skills Competition
The Team of TESDA Central Luzon once again reigned in the Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC). With four Gold Medals and four Silver Medals, the team vested other regions in the competition held at the TESDA Central Office on June 20 to 24, 2016. In the 2012 and 2014 PNSC, the region also garnered the most number of awards, thus this 2016 victory makes Region 3 the Grand Slam (tri-peat) Champion. Members of the team who brought pride in the region are the following:
Excellence-Driven Motivation Leads Concepcion Vocational School to
APACC SILVER Accreditation
Preparations, procedures, compliances and matters concerning accreditation, which may include the accreditation visit, can cause angst and a sense of anxiety, even for the most systematized and diligent TESDA-CVS faculty and staff.
Central Luzon Champions Gearing Up for Gold Camp 2 of the 2016 Philippine National Skills Competition
Central Luzon Champions Gearing Up for Gold Camp 2 of the 2016 Philippine
National Skills Competition
TESDA Distribute Starter Tool Kits
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) distributed the starter tool kits in Barangay Bebe Matua, Masantol, to 115 students after they finished studying Produce Organic Vegetable under the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) given by TESDA sponsored by BUTIL Partylist.
Masantol signs pact with TESDA
Hon. Danilo S. Guinto, Municipal Mayor of Masantol Pampanga, with Provincial Director Belinda A. Labutong of TESDA Pampanga signing the MOA for the 2016 Bottom-Up Budgeting Program
MASANTOL – the local government of Masantol has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on April 1, 2016 Friday morning at Holy Child of Mary College, in barangay Sto. Nino.
A total of P 1,106.400.00 was allocated by the National Government through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under the 2016 Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) project while TESDA as the implementing government agency.
The training projects cover the following courses- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), maintain and repair domestic appliances, maintain and repair audio video and maintain and repair cellular phones that will benefit 197 students.
TESDA bags Philippine Quality Award
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
recently awarded with the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management
of the Philippine Quality Awards (PQA) now belongs to the roster of governmentoffices
and private organizations in the
Philippines recognized for their performance
The PQA Award Program is a public-private
partnership involving the President of the Republic
of the Philippines, DTI Secretary, PQA Steering
Committee, Management Committee, Development Academy
of the Philippines, Philippine Society for Quality Inc., Board of
Judges and Team of Assessors. It involves rigorous process
of Independent Review, Initial Consensus Review, Site Visit Review and Final Judges Review.
“The hard work and efficiency of the men and women of TESDA and our partners in making TVET accessible and relevant, especially to the poor sectors of society are now bearing fruits with this PQA,” Isaac said.
“After receiving this coveted recognition, we are more emboldened to work harder to reinforce the culture of competence and quality in the workplace,” she added.
Patterned after the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award of the United States, the Philippine Quality Award program is the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organization performance in the Philippines. PQA was established by Executive Order No. 448 of October 1997 and institutionalized through Republic Act. No 9013 on February 28, 2001 otherwise known as PQA Act. The PQA Criteria for the Public Sector provides and integrates, results-oriented framework in implementing and assessing the processes and results of public sector organizations.
The criteria for performance excellence consist of seven categories: Leadership, Strategic Planning; Customer and Citizen Focus; Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management; Human Resource Focus; Operations Focus and Results.
PQA awards four Levels of Recognition;: Level I Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management; Level II: Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management; Level III Recognition for Mastery in Quality Management; Level IV The Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence.
As a seal of TESDA commitment to quality service and performance excellence, the Agency received the Nationwide ISO 9001:2008 Certification in an awarding ceremony held in Malacañang on April 13, 2015. After receiving this award, TESDA targeted the recognition under PQA Program.
The PQA was established as a specific strategy to promote quality excellence in private and government organizations and to provide internationally comparable framework and criteria for assessing organizational performance and recognizing quality excellence. It also promotes sharing of information and benchmarking of best practices and results among organizations pursuing quality improvement.
MOU Signed for Lipat Kaalaman Program
A Memorandum of Understanding was forged between the City of Balanga and TESDA Bataan in support of the implementation of the Training for Work Scholarship Program. Under the MOU, the City of Balanga advocates the TWSP, screen applicants for the scholarship, monitor trainees’ performance and refer graduates thru the City Government’s Public Employment Services Office (PESO). The cooperation was part of the Lipat Kaalaman Program (LIKAP) of the City Government of Balanga towards ensuring delivery of accessible public services to the people by empowering students in the University Town. For TESDA, the program is in consonance with the pro-active skills matching paradigm of SEEK-FIND- TRAIN model, wherein the City Government’s assistance definitely provides efficient and effective system of selecting scholars for a successful program implementation.
City Administrator and LIKAP Initiative Head, Rodolfo De Mesa, expressed enthusiasm and appreciation over the talent pool that can be developed for the start of operation of the first BPO in Bataan which is the GenPact. City Mayor Joet Garcia lauded the initiative of the Performance Governance System (PGS) Core Team of the City Government for being able to access all possible resources for the development of their constituents. He expressed interest towards other IT programs in relation to the city vision of becoming a University Town in the Year 2020 and the emerging hub of knowledge- based businesses in the Philippines. PD Grace Castillo on the other hand, thanked the COB for their support to the programs of TESDA and emphasized the importance of finding the right people for training. She also said that the close coordination with the industry thru the COB will pave way for a more purposive identification of programs/ qualifications for funding under the TWSP as linked to employment.
The MOU took effect in April 11, 2016 wherein thirty-two (32) referrals of the COB are now undergoing the training on Contact Center Services NC II at the Microcity College of Business and Technology.
MOU Signing held at the City Library of LGU City of Balanga. Seated from L-R : City Mayor Joet Garcia, City Administrator Rodolfo De Mesa, PD Grace Corazon Castillo and Spvg. TESD Specialist Rebecca Samson. Standing are the Core Team members of the COB’s Performance Governance System
TESDA III: 1st Place Winner in the Audio Visual Presentation Competition
Receiving the award is RD Teodoro M. Gatchalian, Ph.D. The trphy was awarded by Sec. Irene M. Isaac, DDG Teodoro Pascua and DDG Rosanna Urdaneta
The TESDA Central Luzon’s Audio Video Presentation of its 2015 Major Accomplishments won 1st Place in the AVP Competition of TESDA. TESDA III’s AVP bested entries from fifteen (15) regions that entered the competition. Other winners are TESDA Region V as the first runner-up and TESDA Region XI as the 2nd runner-up.
The objective of the competition is to highlight programs and/or projects of TESDA with high impact to its clients and stakeholders. It is also to emphasize or feature the improvement in the lives of its beneficiaries.
Aside from the 2015 accomplishments, it also featured the story of Mr. Gilbert De Vera as the successful graduate a TVET Program. Mr. De Vera is a scholar under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) for the course Instrumentation and Control Servicing NC II at the Electrotechnical Institute, Balanga City, Bataan. From being a juvenile delinquent, Mr. De Vera’s life changed when he joined a religious group and became a scholar of TESDA. Now he is employed Instrument in-Charge in one of the largest companies in Bataan.
Irene Isaac is new TESDA Director General
The new Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Irene M. Isaac, vowed to carry on the reforms started by her predecessor, Joel Villanueva, as she formally took the helm of the agency.
Isaac, an expert in technical vocational education and training (TVET), was sworn into office by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on November 6. She will have a Cabinet rank.
TESDA is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Isaac was designated officer-in-charge of the agency last month with the resignation of Villanueva, who is running for senator under the administration slate.
“Our experiences and the expertise of our officials and staff in TESDA has primed us for the challenges ahead,” Isaac said.
“We are ready for the bigger role,” she added.
Since 2012, Isaac has held the post of deputy director general, in charge of policies and planning. She is also the Quality Management and Performance Management Team chair of TESDA and heads the secretariat of the Philippine Qualifications Framework National Coordinating Committee.
She was also formerly TESDA regional director for National Capital Region, Bicol and Northern Mindanao. She also held the post of executive director of the Qualifications and Standards Office and the former Skills Standards and Certification Office.
“Secretary Isaac has earned the respect of all TESDA officials and employees because of her expertise, integrity and commitment to TVET. We all welcome her appointment as our Director General,” Pilar de Leon, Chief of Services for Administration said.
Isaac’s more than 30 years in government service was dedicated to technical and non-formal education. She championed competency-based education and training, recognition of prior learning and keeping the integrity and value of the certificates that are issued by TESDA.
She earned a degree in literature and journalism, attended specialization programs in TVET and management in the Philippines and overseas, was mentored by TVET experts and learned by applying sound work principles and research findings to every day work. END
Continuing her over 30 years journey to promote and improve technical vocational education and training, Irene M. Isaac officially assumes the post of Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as she takes her oath before Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz. Isaac replaces former Secretary Joel Villanueva who resigned to run for senator.