854,520 Residents Keen on TESDA Skills Training

At least 854,520 individuals from different villages (barangays) nationwide are interested to acquire skills training through the Barangay Kasanayan para sa Kabuhayan at Kapayapaan (BKKK) program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong said that the number of applicants is part of the 23,350 villages that responded to the call of the agency to avail of the free training skills program of the government.

With 42,036 villages nationwide, the number of interested applicants is expected to increase by 200 percent in 2018.

Application forms of the 515,457 hopefuls in the skills mapping survey are now being processed, he said.

“As we want to make sure that everybody who wants to have skills training is given the opportunity, we have adopted two other modes of scholarship availment to democratize access to TESDA’s program and services such as online application and walk-in application,” said Mamondiong.

As of now, there are 40,662 online applicants and 62,363 walk-in applicants for the skills training program.

The skills mapping survey aims to identify the training skills needed by a specific area.*