Month: May 2016


TESDA bags Philippine Quality Award

TESDA bags Philippine Quality Award




The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)                       Tesda3.jpg

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

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


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