TVET Programs

In view of the need to provide equitable access and provision of TESD programs to the growing TVET clients, TESDA continues to undertake direct training provisions. There are four training modalities school-based, center-based, enterprised-based and community-based. These are being done with TESDA’s infrastructure in place - 57 TESDA administered schools, 60 training center, enterprized-based training through DTS/apprenticeship and community-based training in convergence with the LGU’s.

School Based Program
Center Based Programs
Community Based Programs
Enterprise Based Programs


TESD creates opportunities for people to be responsible and become productive citizens. The need to provide and make accessible relevant TESD compels TESDA to undertake direct training activities at the same time support training activities undertaken by other key players in the TESD sector.

TESDA Technology Institutions are composed of 125 schools, regional, provincial and specialized training centers nationwide which undertake direct training activities for TESDA. The absence of an institution in the area which can provide people equitable access to TESD necessitates TESDA to undertake direct training activities. These TTIs also serve as venues to test new training schemes and are used as laboratories for new technology.

Among TESDA’s specialized training centers are the following:
TESDA Women’s Center (TWC) seeks to advance the economic status of women through training, entrepreneurship development, gender sensitive policies, programs and projects and research and advocacy. It was established through a grant from the Government of Japan.

Language Skills Institute (LSI ) serves as TESDA’s facility for language programs specifically for workers intending to work abroad. The LSI conducts training on workplacecommunication on the language of the country of the worker’s destination. There are 35 LSI nationwide offering different language courses which include English, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese and Spanish.

Korea-Philippines IT Training Centers are grant-assisted projects from the Government of the Republic of Korea. These KPITTCs are located at the Polytechnic University in Novaliches, Quezon City and at the Regional Skills Development Centers in Guiguinto, Bulacan and Tibungco, Davao City, respectively.

School Based Program

This refers to the direct delivery or provision of TVET programs by the TESDA-administered schools. Totaling to 57, 19 are agricultural schools. 7 are fishery schools and 31 are trade schools. These school based programs include post-secondary offerings of varying duration not exceeding three years.

Center Based Programs
These refer to training provisions being undertaken in the TESDA Regional (15) and Provincial (45) Training Centers totaling 60 in selected trade areas in the different regions and provinces in the country.

List of TESDA Regional and Provincial Training Centers
Training Calendar
TESDA Women Center

TESDA Training Center Taguig Campus Enterprise (TTCTCE)

The TTCTCE conducts and advanced technology training programs registered under UTPRAS in partnership with industry organizations under a co-management scheme in response to the training requirements of the industry. These programs generate income to support TESDA Development Fund (TDF). The TESDA board approves the training fees. From the training fees, at an agreed sharing scheme contained in a MOA, the industry partners assume all the training expenses, repair and maintain the training facilities of the center. They also bring the equipment to augment TESDA's delivery system.

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Korea-Philippines Training Centers
TESDA is the implementing agency of three grant assistance projects from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The Korea-Philippines Information Technology Training Center (KPITTC) at the Quezon City Polytechnic University compound in Novaliches hopes to become the premier information and communication technology training center in the Asia-Pacific region by producing competent IT practitioners to service the local and global manpower needs. KPITTC Quezon City will also provide training on computer graphics and animation. 

Another grant assistance is th e KPITTC located at the Regional Skills Development Center in Guiguinto, Bulacan.

Also part of this bilateral cooperation projects with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Quezon City Government for KPITTC Quezon City, Bulacan Provincial Government for KPITTC Bulacan, and Davao City Provincial Government for KorPhil Davao.

Community Based Programs
Community-based Training for Enterprise development Program is primarily addressed to the poor and marginal groups, those who cannot access, or are not accessible by formal training provisions. They have low skills, limited management abilities, and have few economic options. They have no access to capital - most of them are unqualified for formal credit programs. The program goes further than just mere skills training provision. It is purposively designed to catalyzed the creation of livelihood enterprises that shall be implemented by the trainees, immediately after the training. Likewise, it is designed to assist partner agencies such as LGUs, NGOs, people organizations and other agencies organizations with mission to help the poor get into productive undertakings to help themselves and their communities.

Enterprise Based Programs
Enterprised-Based Programs are training program being implemented within companies/firms. These programs can be any of the following:

Apprenticeship Program is a training and employment program involving a contract between an apprentice and an employer on an approved apprenticeable occupation. Generally, it aims to provide a mechanism that will ensure availability of qualified skilled workers based on industry requirements. The period of apprenticeship covers a minimum of four months and a maximum of six months. Only companies with approved and registered apprenticeship programs under TESDA can be hire apprentices.

To help meet the demand of the economy for trained manpower;

To establish a national apprenticeship program through the participation of employers, workers and government and non-government agencies; and 
To establish apprenticeship standards for the protection of apprentices.
Learnership Program is a practical training on-the-job for approved learnable occupations, for a period not exceeding three months. Only companies with TESDA approved and registered learnership programs can hire learners.
Dual Training System is an instructional mode of delivery for technology-based education and training in which learning takes place alternately in two venues: the school or training center and the company.

One of the strategic approaches on this program is the conversion of selected industry practices/ programs registered under the apprenticeship program into DTS modality.

Objectives: To strengthen manpower education and training in the Philippines by institutionalizing the DTS as an instructional delivery system of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Target Beneficiaries:
Trainees/ Students
Training Centers
Training Institutions
IBs/Industry Associations

Benefits of the Dual Training System:

Quality training and proper skills, work attitude and knowledge
Enhanced employability after training
Better chances for career mobility
Allowance for transportation and other expenses.
Workers developed according to the company's needs
Guaranteed highly skilled and productive workers
Savings on production cost through tax incentives
Less need for sophisticated equipment and facilities
Responsiveness to industries' needs
Maximized use of equipment and facilities
Better employment opportunities for its graduates
Enhanced public image
Tax exemption for imported equipment
Coverage of DTS:

Participants in the dual training system include duly accredited:

Public and private educational institutions/training centers
Agricultural, industrial and business establishments
DTS Accreditation Procedures

Schools or training centers and business establishments interested in adopting the dual training system must apply for accreditation with TESDA.

Accreditation is necessary to ensure quality training and prevent abuses in program implementation.

To qualify for accreditation, the school or training center must have the necessary facilities, equipment, qualified teachers, and training plan.

To become a DTS cooperator, a company must apply for accreditation through an accredited school. The company accepting trainees must have the necessary equipment and workshop areas for hands-on training, qualified trainors, and training plan.
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