The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has opened two more assessment centers for Domestic Work National Certificate (NC) II in the National Capital Region (NCR).
TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña personally led the inauguration of Domestic Work Assessment Center in Quezon City Lingkod Bayan Skills Development Center (QCLBSDC) and in TESDA Manila Training and Assessment Center (TMTAC) on May 26 and 28, respectively.
This is the fourth and fifth assessment center for Domestic Work NC II in NCR.
“The number of outbound OFWs seeking assistance continues to rise. We, at TESDA, understand that our service, the certification program, is among the most needed support of our kababayans who would like to work abroad in order to support their families,” Lapeña said in a statement Sunday, May 30.
With this, TESDA-NCR can now accommodate around 500 applicants every week as QCLBSDC and TMTAC can accommodate 20 applicants each per day.
Lapeña had encouraged all outbound overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the provinces to undergo competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II at the nearest assessment center in their area to avoid overcrowding in NCR.
TESDA-NCR is also set to open another assessment center for Domestic Work NC II under the supervision of its District Office and Training Center PaMaMariSan (Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, San Juan) District.
The OFWs are one of TESDA’s long-time priority clients, and the agency is continuously doing its best to improve the services and programs for them to maintain a high rate of employment overseas.
Other assessment centers in the region are TESDA-NavotaAs Training Institute in Navotas, TESDA Women’s Center (TWC), and Pasay-Makati District Training and Assessment Center (PMDTAC) both in Taguig City.