TESDA Offers Training for Returning OFWs on April 5 & 6

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will conduct training on information technology, business management, and other fields this coming April 5 & 6, 2018. The 2-day training will be held in all TESDA branches around the Philippines.

The event is a great opportunity for returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to upgrade their skills. Similar to the livelihood program offered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), it seeks to help OFW returnees get back on their feet.

TESDA will hold training / job bridging for OFW returnees.

TESDA to Conduct Training for OFW Returnees

TESDA Director-General Guiling Mamondiong urges OFW returnees, especially those who have come back from Kuwait, to join the Special National TVET Enrollment Day / Jobs Bridging for Construction and Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM).

Through a memorandum, Mamondiong stated that during the event, OFWs can enroll in various technical-vocational courses for free. They can also apply for jobs with TESDA partner companies that are joining the event, which includes construction and IT-BPM companies.

Aside from TESDA, other agencies are also expected to participate in the event, such as the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IT-BPAP), and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The event includes training on construction, carpentry, and other related industries.

Who Can Join the Training?
The 2-day event is open to all Filipino citizens, 18 years old and above. This includes OFWs who have just returned to the Philippines as well as those who are planning to stay in the country for good.

What are the Requirements?
To join the training, submit these documents to the TESDA branch nearest you:

  • ID
  • 1 x 1 Photo
  • Birth Certificate
  • Resume (for job-seekers)

What are the Training Courses?
The event will conduct training on:

  • Carpentry
  • Construction Painting
  • Electrical Installation & Maintenance
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Masonry
  • Pipe-Fitting
  • Plumbing
  • Scaffold Erection
Training on graphic design, software development, and IT-related courses are also offered.

Likewise, it will also include these IT-BPM courses:

  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Computer Systems Servicing
  • Contact Center Services
  • Game Programming
  • Legal Transcription (finishing course)
  • Medical Transcription
  • Software Development (entry course)
  • Visual Graphic Design

Here is a video about the upcoming training, shared on TESDA’s Facebook Page:

If you are a returning overseas worker seeking to enhance your skills, be sure to take advantage of TESDA’s free training! Meanwhile, have you gotten the new OFW ID yet? Check out how to apply for iDOLE ID, which will provide better access to government services.