Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña on Wednesday, June 29, attributed the agency’s continuous high approval and trust ratings to the programs and services it has given to the public.
TESDA got the highest approval rating (72 percent) for its performance among government agencies in the second quarter survey of PUBLiCUS Asia. It also ranked second in trust ratings.
“Since 2021, TESDA has always been in the top of PUBLiCUS Asia surveys. It is a testament of our guiding principle, ‘TESDA Abot Lahat’ where we give skills and livelihood programs to our kababayans particularly those who are in remote areas,” he said in a statement.
During Lapeña’s term as TESDA Director General, a total of 7,040,888 Filipinos have enrolled in various skills training courses from TESDA training centers and partner tech-voc institutions, of which, 6,558,214 have finished their respective courses. Further, 4,869,017 were assessed and 4,534,887 were certified as skilled workers.
The agency has also posted high employment rate of tech-voc graduates. Based on TESDA’s Study on the Employment of TVET Graduates (SETG), the employment rate of tech-voc graduates were 68.58 percent in 2018; and 84.15 percent in 2019.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the employment rate of TVET graduates rose to 78.57 percent in 2021 compared to 70.51 percent in 2020.
“I would like to thank all our kababayans for their continued support to TESDA. We hope that more Filipinos will benefit from free quality tech-voc training from TESDA, especially at this time that we are gearing towards post pandemic recovery,” Lapeña said.