TESDA scholarships: Big boost to education of youth

07 Nov

TESDA scholarships: Big boost to education of youth
By Rhea B. Peñaflor
Updated June 10, 2009 Iloilo City, Philippines, The News Today

Gone were the days when parents fear that their children might not be able to get an education because of high tuition and school-related fees in college.

The Pangulong Gloria Scholarship (PGS) is in line with the Economic Resiliency Program of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo which provides free training, training support fund and free competency assessment to support job creation and job preservation.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was established through the enactment of Republic Act No. 7796 otherwise known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”, which was signed into law by President Fidel V. Ramos on August 25, 1994. This Act aims to encourage the full participation of and mobilize the industry, labor, local government units and technical-vocational institutions in the skills development of the country’s human resources.

TESDA’s major thrust, which is the formulation of a comprehensive development plan for middle-level manpower based on the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan. This plan shall provide for a reformed industry-based training program that includes apprenticeship, dual training system and other similar schemes.

In Western Visayas alone, 2,394 Pangulong Gloria scholars graduated under The Pangulong Gloria Scholarships (PGS) Program as of first quarter of CY 2009, according to the report of the TESDA Region VI.

Of the 2,394 graduates, 25 finished automotive, 94 construction that includes carpentry, masonry, plumbing, steel bar installation, construction painting, and building wiring installation.

For metal and engineering 452 completed courses in gas tungsten arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, and gas metal arc welding, while six finished consumer electronics servicing, 234 for health care services, spa therapy and household services.

In St. Therese MTC Colleges, available courses are bartending, housekeeping and food and beverage service; medical transcription at St. Zita Training and Development Center, Inc.; commercial cooking at the KRYZ Culinary Arts and Restaurant Services Institute; and barista at the Asian Touch International Training Institute.

Undoubtedly, St. Therese-MTC’s bartending instructor Brian Andrade is among the best instructors in this field. English instructor Ian Paul Jungay is one competent and dedicated teacher for the PGS scholars in the said school.

For information and communication technology 633 completed courses for call center agents, contact center services, finishing course for medical transcriptions, and computer hardware servicing, and for tourism to include hotel and restaurant 510 finished barista, commercial cooking, food and beverage services, bartending and housekeeping.

A basic objective of the PGS is to produce a pool of qualified and globally competent workforce that is “Job Ready” and to develop skills and competencies of the unemployed and the underemployed through training programs for pre-employment, skills upgrading and productivity enhancement.

The program packages of the PGS include On-shore scholarships, Off-shore scholarships, Trainers Training, and Institutional Partnerships, with qualification requirements, such as, ther applicant must be at least 15 years old, has taken the National Career assessment Examination, or has undergone should take the youth Profiling for Starting Careers, and must be unemployed, underemployed, retrenched/displaced worker or returning overseas Filipino worker.

The PGS is OPEN TO ALL as long as they meet the following requirements:

1. at least 15 years old (OR high school graduate);
2. has taken the national career assessment examination (NCAE) or has undergone / should take the youth profiling for starring careers (YP4SC);
3. be unemployed, underemployed, retrenched/displaced worker or returning Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)

Also, among the benefits from these scholarships are free career profiling, free full cost of training, training support fund, free competency and employment referral.

Those who wish to apply can call the TESDA hotline at 887-7777 which is a 12/5 call center. text TESDA SMS to 0917-4794370 / 0918-2738232, send email to contactcenter @ or visit the nearest TESDA regional/provincial/district offices, TESDA technology institutes, or any participating public and private Tek-Bok providers nationwide and partners industry/sector association and other bodies such as TUCP, BPAP, Philippine Automotive Federation, Inc. (PAFI), Association of Carriers and Equipment Lessors (ACEL), Monark, DM Consunji Construction Inc., SEIPI, among others.

With Pangulong Gloria Scholarship, TESDA hopes to produce a pool of qualified and globally competent workforce who will be ready for the job.

Indeed, this is one excellent and laudatory educational program by the Philippine government.

Apply for a Pangulong Gloria Scholarship now and have a bright future ahead.


Posted by on November 7, 2009 in Opinions


18 responses to “TESDA scholarships: Big boost to education of youth

  1. Stephen Pascual

    November 16, 2009 at 1:25 am

    good content

  2. hazel moira ronquillo

    January 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    nagkaroon po ako ng pag-asa ng ito po ay aking nabasa nais ko po sanang inyong matulungan ang aking mister siya ay makakuha ng training ng HRC ant para po makakuha ng seaman book . lima po ang aking mga anak minsan na po akong nakipagsapalarang mangibang bansa. ngunit ako po ay nagkasakit . gustohin ko man po siyang matulongan ay di narin kayang makaipon sa ngayon kami ay nakikitira sa aking tiyahin sa Blk.14 Lot @ SILVERTOWN 4 MALAGASANG II-B IMUS< CAVITE. Sana po ay mapabilang po sa inyong mga iskolar ang aking mister na si LEOPOLDO C. ALVAREZ Maraming Salamay po!

    • rheapenaflor

      January 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      Hi po Mrs. Ronquillo. I believe that TESDA offers short-term programs like Bartending, Cooking, Barista, Bartending, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage Services, and the like. Please inquire at nearest TESDA office na lang din po. You need to check too if the school your husband wanted to enrol is a TESDA-accredited school so he can avail of the scholarship. There is still an exam before he can be a TESDA scholar, it’s not a hard exam naman po. Good luck!

      I hope that I was able to help you.

      Rhea Peñaflor

  3. mary rose

    February 5, 2010 at 8:15 am

    ako poh si mary rose severino. itatanong ko lang po sana kung meron pa po kayong mga available na scholarship ngayong darating na s.y 2010-2011 para sa isang katulad ko na hindi nkapagtapos ng kolehiyo. gusto ko pa po kasi sanang magpatuloy ng pag-aaral ko kaso wala ho kaming pera. sana ho ay matulungan nyo po ako.

    • rheapenaflor

      February 5, 2010 at 10:05 am

      Hi. Kindly check schools and universities near your place. I’m sure they offer scholarships. Good Luck! You can also got o the nearest TESDA office and inquire for short-term programs.

  4. margie

    March 24, 2010 at 6:15 am

    hi..gusro ko po sana mag-aral ng libre kaya lang di ko alam kung san magsisimula…kulang po ako sa info tungkol sa program ninyo…

    • rheapenaflor

      March 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      Hi Margie! You can check with the nearest school diyan sa inyo if they offer short programs. Better yet, go to TESDA nearest office and inquire if they can help you. Good luck.

  5. margie

    March 24, 2010 at 6:16 am

    hoping for your amswer soon..thank you

  6. jovelyn

    June 11, 2010 at 8:27 am

    may culinary po ba sa tesda

    • rheapenaflor

      June 15, 2010 at 3:51 am

      It’s best that you visit nearest TESDA office since I’m not sure if they still offer vocational course scholarships at this time. Thanks.

  7. Jay-Ar Naga Nacional

    August 28, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Hi/hello.gusto ko po sana mag avail ng TESDA scholarship.anu po mga requirments for aircraft technician po sana oe electro mechanics i hope ma avail ko free scholarship iam interested po kasi at thesame time to help my brothers sister and also my parents financialy iam highschool graduated only we are 12 in our present iam working here in pasig city in a car battery store hired 2006 at present,but not enough salary to suport my family and my self.

    • rheapenaflor

      September 2, 2010 at 1:49 am

      Hi Jay-Ar. I suggest that you visit the nearest TESDA office on how they can help you with short-term or vocational courses. Good Luck!

  8. louie

    August 31, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    mayron po bang bagong offer ang TESDA na Scholarship for this school Year or mga trainings…?

  9. Ella

    September 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Hi, i just wanna ask what level of national certification (NC) or national career assesment does tesda give to a trained barista if they take the tesda assesment. Thank u

  10. maricris

    February 25, 2013 at 1:17 am

    please po kailangan ko po kasi

  11. baculio,lochie sabellita

    March 11, 2013 at 4:20 am

    good day!
    gusto ko pong mgtanung kung ano yung mga course na ine-offer nang tesda 10-cdo sy2013-2014?at paano po makakuha ng scholarship sa tesda?


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