50,000 tech-voc programs by TESDA to boost PH economy

Posted on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:54
50,000 tech-voc programs by TESDA to boost PH economy

Filipinos are going to be more prepared to take more tech-related roles this year, thanks to efforts by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), as they would be creating 50,000 technical vocational (tech-voc) programs in the country.

According to TESDA chief Secretary Guiling Mamondiong, TESDA will also promote online training, assessment, and certification. To ensure efficient internet access, they are partners with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). This measure is necessary in order to adapt to the digital revolution.  

With these new tech-voc programs, it is believed to help grow the economy. Hence, it is going to be supported by the government, as the current administration would be allocating PHP 6.9 billion for free tech-voc courses.

We have to provide the competencies that our workers need. We have to support them for us to produce world-class workers,” said Mamondiong.