Anchored on President Benigno S. Aquino III’s job-generation programs under his social contract with the Filipino people, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) bared the continuous implementation of the TESDA Online Program (TOP) which offers training to interested individuals anytime, anywhere and with minimal cost.
In his report to President Benigno S. Aquino III, TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said that at present, the TESDA Online Program (TOP) has at least 19,968 registered users since it was launched last May and has already garnered 553,583 page views.
Villanueva added that the TOP graduates were now gainfully employed, providing better quality of lives to their respective families.
TESDA "Specialista" Griselle Claveria, who took the Computer Hardware Servicing NC II online, is presently employed in Singapore. Claveria said that she believes the program equipped her with the necessary technical know-how that gave her an edge for her present job.
Another TESDA “Specialista” Jhonathan Luzano, a former sales promoter, also gained a decent job as a laptop and computer technician after finishing his online course and passing the national competency assessment.
Initially, four (4) online courses are available under the TOP, namely, the Computer Hardware Servicing NC II, Room Attendant Servicing NC II, a core competency of the Housekeeping NC II and Cellphone Servicing which is one of the competencies of the Consumer Electronics Servicing NC II.
Villanueva said that the Aquino government is targeting to offer a total of ten courses within the year as part of the continuous development of the online education program.