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TESDA History

The Technical Education and Skills Development was enacted into law as Republic Act No. 7796

It aims to promote and strengthen the quality of technical education and skills development program for international competitiveness through value formation, public-private sector complementary roles and development of middle level manpower.

TESDA is a government organization replacing the National Manpower and Youth Council, Bureau of Technical Vocational Education and the related-function to technical-vocational education in the regional DECS offices.

The implementation of the policy declared in the Act is under the TESDA Board with TESDA Secretariat as its executive arm.


All formal and non-formal technical-vocational education and training programs shall be accredited, coordinated, integrated, monitored and evaluated in consonance to the goals and objectives of the Act.

The life-blood of an organization will be managed by TESDA Development Fund

Presently, the provincial TESDA office, being one of the 16 created TESDA offices, provides assistance to local government units for effective supervision to coordinate, integrate and monitor technical vocational education and training program.

The province of Batangas which is being developed as agro-industrial site has various developmental changes which could have positive and negative effect to the community.

The need to improve the program scheme for various business institutions and related agencies as well as the means to counter the issue of mismatch by the locators to the human resource available has caught the TESDA attention.

The gathering of different private, public and industrial representatives aims to consolidate vision, insights, suggestions and comments of making TESDA not only the ones heard but also felt by the concern agencies.

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