TESDA app to have new button for displaced workers

Published April 23, 2021, 4:58 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The different programs of the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) will be more accessible to displaced workers.


TESDA Spokesperson and Deputy Director General Lina Sarmiento revealed that they are adding another button to their TESDA app for displaced workers.

“On May 1, we will include our displaced workers in the TESDA app. We will have a new button there for displaced workers so it will be easier for them to enroll in the TESDA programs,” she said in a virtual presser on Friday, April 23.

Sarmiento said they are hoping to train more learners this year.

“Based on the budget given to us for this year, we can train 358,000 learners. We know this is a big help because we know many lost their jobs because many businesses closed,” she said.

“We want to help retool, reskill them because we are seeing some new businesses that are in right now such as the logistics sector as many patronize delivery,” added Sarmiento.

Suddenly,she said, there is a demand for riders, mechanics among others.

“We have received requests from logistics company for us to provide graduates related to the logistics sector,” Sarmiento said.

She said due to this they are planning to allocate more scholarship program on this.

“TESDA is demand driven. Whatever the industry needs that’s the training we provide,” said Sarmiento.