October 30, 2018

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was awarded the Philippine Quality Award Level 1- “Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management”.

TESDA Officer-in-Charge Rosanna A. Urdaneta received the award on behalf of the agency as presented by President Duterte during the 2015-2017 Philippine Quality Award and Conferment Ceremony held in Malacañang last Oct. 24.

TESDA is among the 12 private and public organizations that received the PQA Award in 2015.  The awardees, after having undergone stringent screening and evaluation, were chosen by a PQA committee led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

This is the first time that TESDA received the annual PQA Award, and is the first among Philippine government education agencies to receive the recognition nationwide.  The PQA is the highest national quality award for total quality management in the Philippines.

The PQA has four award and recognition levels: Level 1-Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management; Level 2-Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management; Level 3-Recognition for Mastery in Quality Management; and Level 4-Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence.

The PQA aims to promote standards in organizational performance comparable to those of leading business abroad, pursuant to the country's effort to be globally competitive; establish a national system for assessing quality and productivity performance in both private and public organization; and, recognize organizations which have achieved the highest level of quality and business excellence, thus providing benchmarks which could be emulated.

TESDA officials were elated over the new recognition which they claimed was "three years in the making”.

Together with its ISO 9001:2015 Certification, the PQA is testament to the integrity and quality TESDA’s technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs and its services.


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