e-TESDA welcomes new enrollees amid COVID-19 community quarantine

16 March 2020
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority encourages Filipinos to register and enroll in courses offered for free through e-TESDA or the TESDA Online Program so as to retain productivity amid the mobility restrictions to prevent further spreading of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) amongst the population.

Government authorities have been strongly urging the public to stay safe inside their homes and practice proper hygiene habits to avoid contracting or spreading the virus.

While both the government and the private sector are utilizing the “work from home” scheme, among several other arrangements, there are workers whose work may have been completely suspended given the COVID-19 threat. Classes in Metro Manila and other areas have also been suspended.

“We are enjoined to stay at home, as this is among the ways to prevent the spread of the virus.  We encourage those with available time to make good use of this period, while Metro Manila is under community quarantine.  I invite the students and workers to try enrolling in our online classes.  This is offered for free,” TESDA chief Secretary Isidro Lapena explained.

Currently, the e-TESDA offers a total of 68 online courses, available to ALL who would like to acquire new skills in the convenience of their own homes, mobile phones and computers.

The e-TESDA website can be accessed through the TESDA App, downloadable from Google Play and Apple Store.

As of December 31, 2019, e-TESDA has recorded a total of 1,408,195 registered users and 500,274 completers. 

At the e-TESDA learning portal, students can access courses on Agriculture, Automotive, Electronics, Entrepreneurship, and Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning, and Refrigeration.

Enrollees can also gain access to learning materials on Human Health/Health Care, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Lifelong Learning Skills, Maritime, Social, Community Development and other services, Tourism and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Course completers can go to any TESDA office closest to their area for assessment and certification.

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