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A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency's website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.


Symbolism

A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value. The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.

This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient - a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.




Brief History

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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.

The merging of the National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The Bureau of Technical and Vocational Education (BTVE) of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), and The Apprenticeship Program of the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) of the DOLE gave birth to TESDA.

The fusion of the above offices was one of the key recommendations of the 1991 Report of the Congressional Commission on Education, which undertook a national review of the state of Philippine education and manpower development. It was meant to reduce overlapping in skills development activities initiated by various public and private sector agencies, and to provide national directions for the country's technical-vocational education and training (TVET) system. Hence, a major thrust of TESDA 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.


TESDA is mandated to:

  1. Integrate, coordinate and monitor skills development programs;
  2. Restructure efforts to promote and develop middle-level manpower;
  3. Approve skills standards and tests;
  4. Develop an accreditation system for institutions involved in middle-level manpower development;
  5. Fund programs and projects for technical education and skills development; and
  6. Assist trainers training programs.

At the same time, TESDA is expected to:

  1. Devolve training functions to local governments;
  2. Reform the apprenticeship program;
  3. Involve industry/employers in skills training;
  4. Formulate a skills development plan;
  5. Develop and administer training incentives;
  6. Organize skills competitions; and
  7. Manage skills development funds.

Overall, TESDA formulates manpower and skills plans, sets appropriate skills standards and tests, coordinates and monitors manpower policies and programs, and provides policy directions and guidelines for resource allocation for the TVET institutions in both the private and public sectors.

Today, TESDA has evolved into an organization that is responsive, effective and efficient in delivering myriad services to its clients. To accomplish its multi-pronged mission, the TESDA Board has been formulating strategies and programs geared towards yielding the highest impact on manpower development in various areas, industry sectors and institutions.


Mission, Vision, Values Statement and Quality Statement

Mandate The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development (TESD) in the Philippines. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 7796, otherwise known as the "Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994". The said Act integrated the functions of the former National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC), the Bureau of Technical-Vocational Education of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (BTVE-DECS) and the Office of Apprenticeship of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Mission TESDA provides direction, policies, programs and standards towards quality technical education and skill development.
Vision TESDA is the leading partner in the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values.
Values Statement We believe in demonstrated competence, institutional integrity, personal commitment and deep sense of nationalism.
Quality Policy "We measure our worth by the satisfaction of the customers we serve"

Through:

S trategic Decisions
E ffectiveness
R esponsiveness
V alue Adding
I ntegrity
C itizen focus
E fficiency



Contact Us


ELPIDIO D. MAMARIL, JR.

District Director (Director III)

Address: Bituan St., Cor. Bayani Rd.,

Brgy. Dona Imelda G. Araneta Ave., Quezon City

Telephone no.: 711-0320 / 711-0244

Fax no.: 711-0320 / 711-0244

E-mail: NCR.quezoncity@tesda.gov.ph



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