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Substandard technical schools face axe

THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) is urging technical-vocational (tech-voc) schools and institutions in the country to “shape up” or face possible closure. Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva issued his warning on Sunday after revealing the agency’s plan to run after “bogus” and “below standard” tech-voc schools and ins...


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Bogus tech-voc schools’ days numbered

Posted at 09/26/2010 3:37 PM | Updated as of 09/26/2010 3:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said it will soon start closing down “bogus” and “below standard” technical-vocational schools and institutions.

In a press release, TESDA Di...


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Substandard education EDITORIAL

(The Philippine Star) Updated September 27, 2010 12:00 AM

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority has warned technical and vocational schools to shape up or face closure. The warning was issued amid reports reaching TESDA that several of the schools are o...


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Tesda to boost Mindanao employment

THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) will pour more grants in Mindanao to address the unemployment problem of vocational graduates in the area.

 

Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva said his agency is now in the process of identifying key employment generation sectors in the southern Philippines.

 

“We will continue ...


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TESDA seeks foreign grants to address unemployment in Mindanao

By US News Agency / Asian

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on Tuesday said it will spend the bulk of foreign grants to projects that address unemployment problem in Mindanao and the low absorption rates of technical-vocational graduates in the region to the workforce.

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TESDA to use foreign grants for Mindanao jobs

THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority said it will prioritize the generation of more jobs in Mindanao with the bulk of foreign grants it is currently seeking. TESDA director general Joel Villanueva said they will search for booming key employment generation sectors (KEGS) in the region, and determine the kind of help needed by different TESDA centers in the area to improve th...


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New TESDA administration to scrutinize “ghost scholars and fly-by-night training schools”

MANILA, Sept. 19 (PNA) -- The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) says it will make do with less next year as the agency’s budget for its Training for Work Scholarship (TWSP) program was “trimmed” down to P700 million.

The proposed scholarship budget, according to TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva, is less than the P5.6 billion allocation ...


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Tesda wants P700M for scholarships

By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:43:00 09/18/2010

MANILA, Philippines—The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) is seeking P700 million for scholarships next year...


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New TESDA chief cancels procurement deals worth P112 M

By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 17:33:00 08/05/2010

MANILA, Philippines—Barely warming his seat, the new chief of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), Joel Villanueva, said Thursday he has ca...


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