The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) reiterated its offer of an online program as different parts of the country undergo enhanced community quarantine.
The agency earlier suspended its classes in adherence to quarantine guidelines. In order to maintain social distancing, TESDA has instead moved focus to its online courses.
“They can choose from courses that are applicable sa kanilang mga kabahayan, at kanilang pamilya [for their homes, and their families]. They can use it also even after itong period ng coronavirus [this period of coronavirus],” TESDA director general Isidro Lapeña told ANC.
“This is something productive that [our countrymen] can make use of.”
Lapeña mentioned that TESDA currently has 68 online courses which are categorized into several sectors for people to choose from.
These include courses in agriculture, automotive, electrical and electronics, entrepreneurship, human health or health care, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, information and communication technology, lifelong learning skills, maritime, processed food and beverages, social community development and other services, technical and vocational education and training, tourism, and 21st Century skills.
Aside from learning modules the online courses also stipulate tests and quizzes which will be electronically conducted. Those enrolled will receive a certificate of completion upon duly accomplishing these markers.
However, they will only be issued a national certificate once they pass an assessment which will be conducted after the quarantine period.
At least 1,800 people have signed up for the online program, so far.
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