The country’s Technical Education and Skills Development Authority ( TESDA ) is offering ONLINE PROGRAMS that you can take for FREE. This Online Course is open to all Filipino citizen, whether or not you are in the Philippines or abroad. The list of TESDA courses is varied from Internet and Web related online courses to Massage Therapy to Tourism and more.
One of the most popular courses availed by our countrymen is the Information Technology Program which uses the Google Academy resource and materials for the modules. If you choose IT, you can further specialize. Example of specialization for the IT course is “Basic Computer Operation”, “Game Development”, “Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3” and many more options to choice from.
*A background in basic IT is needed for some of the classes, for you to delve fully into the course.
This is timely considering that the Philippines is becoming a prime hub for BPO companies as well as many Filipinos are now looking for freelance work online. Career and outsourcing sites like oDesk, Freelancer, eLance, MyNimo, are looking for Information technology skilled workers.
The tourism course is also becoming in demand as the Philippines geared to welcome more and more tourists and visitors, both local and foreign, each and every year. Electronics is also another popular course.
Check here for the LIST OF ONLINE COURSES at TESDA that you can sign-up to:
TESDA Program Training Certification?
Normally, in the programs from other educational institutions, once you complete a course you will get a Training Certificate but TESDA currently does not give out training certificate for these online programs. However, once you finish the course and if you are 100% sure you are ready, you may take a face to face assessment for National Certification at any TESDA accredited assessment center.
If you don’t want to take the face-to-face assessment of TESDA, it’s okay. Signing up for any of the available courses and completing it, is a great opportunity to gain new skills or enhance your current one. This way you become more valuable in the workplace. The more skills you have, the more employable you become.
If you are an OFW, check this opportunity who knows down the road you will be able to use what you learn from the TESDA Online Program. Those who have quit school because of the rising tuition fees, register to this program and study at your own pace minus the tuition payments. Students can also avail of this to expand your learning!
What do you need to register to TESDA Online Program?
- Email add. You need to have an active email add as this is where TESDA web admin will send further instructions once you have filled up the registration form.
- Having your own computer and internet is also good to have, but if you don’t have this, don’t let this deter you from joining a course. Go to an internet café or ask family or friends to let you use their PCs for blocks of time so you can study. Find a way so you can continue studying the course modules.
- Determination to complete the course. Since this is a free online course, you are answerable to no one but yourself. There will be no teacher who will follow-up with you constantly. If you are not discipline, you short-changed only yourself.
If you really want to learn, be serious, study and follow the modules available on the official website of TESDA.
Choose the course that you have a passion for so you have more incentive to see it to its completion.
For a step by step guide on How To Register to TESDA Online Program, read this instruction post.