TESDA announces new, revised Training Regulations

March 4, 2019

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Board chaired by the agency's Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, has officially announced the promulgation of 20 new and amended Training Regulations (TRs) in Automotive, Construction, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Tourism.

Of the 20 newly promulgated TRs, 2 qualifications, Electric Power Distribution Operation and Maintenance (EPDOM) NC lll and NC lV, are newly formulated.

The new TRs were developed in close coordination and consultation with the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and according to the requirements of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and electric cooperatives in the country.

The graduates of training programs for EPDOM NC lll and NC lV will be workers that will fill supervisory positions in their respective companies.

Included among the amended TRs are the following:

Under the Automotive and Land Transportation sector: Automotive Servicing NC l;

Construction: Masonry NC l, Masonry NC ll, Masonry NC lll, Pipefitting (Metallic) NC ll, Tile Setting NC ll, Scaffolding Works NC ll (Supported Type Scaffold), Carpentry NC ll, ang Carpentry NC llI;

Electrical and Electronics: Electric Power Distribution Line Construction NC lI, and the two new qualifications, EPDOM NC lIl and NC lV;

Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Animation NC ll, 2D Animation NC lll, 3D Animation NC lll, Visual Graphic Design NC lll, and Web Development NC lll;

Tourism: Food and Beverage Services NC lll and NC lV; and,

Technical Vocational Training and Education (TVET) Trainers Methodology Level 1 (In-Company Trainer).

The TRs were developed in response to the needs of employers as well as to further promote qualifications and competencies that are in-demand, environment-friendly and conform with existing industry standards.  These also aim to strengthen industry-academe linkages to address any skills-job mismatches in critical sectors.

The newly promulgated TRs have incorporated 21st Century Skills for all the qualifications or courses, such as Learning and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Information and Technology, Entrepreneurship, Life and Career Skills, Environment Literacy, Occupational Health and Safety, Communication, and Teamwork and Collaboration.

Meanwhile, TESDA has also announced 73 new assessment fees based on recommendations provided by the National Tax Resource Center (NTRC) as well as the prevailing inflation rate.

As of December 2018, some 101 assessment fees have been updated and promulgated and presently, the assessment fees of more new or amended TRs are being reviewed.

The newly promulgated TRs and assessment fees are the result of careful study, coordination and extensive consultation with industry partners, stakeholders and concerned government agencies.

To ensure full and proper utilization of the newly amended TRs, Secretary Lapeña has instructed TESDA Regional, Provincial and District Directors to entice and implement registration and re-registration of the mentioned training programs.

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