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TESDA offers 68 free training courses amid extended Luzon lockdown

These past few weeks have been both alarming and inconvenient for many—and the next few weeks might be as well. Today, the President Duterte has confirmed the extension of the Luzon lockdown due to the coronavirus. The ECQ is now stretched until the end of the month to keep everyone safe from the virus and to flatten the curve. 

As most of us can’t wait to get back to our normal daily lives, this time of quarantine can also have its perks. For one, it gives us ample time to boost our resume and learn new skills of some sort! This is what the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) hopes to achieve with its free and additional online classes. The vocational and training agency is now offering 68 online programs to help more Filipinos improve their opportunities for employment.

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More than 19,000 Filipinos have already enrolled in TESDA’s Online Program (TOP) since  the enhanced community quarantine started. Unlike other online education sites that charge registration or enrollment fees, TOP offers agriculture, automotive, and 66 other online training courses for free!

Certificates of Completion will also be available for download upon finishing the course. Students may also avail assessment and certification once the ECQ is over. 

TOP courses can be accessed through TESDA’s website and the TESDA App, which is downloadable from Google Play and Apple Store.


Text by Mark Baccay.

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