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Free TVET Programs

Article by SDS Admin Published on February 13, 2019

Free skills training, assessments and other benefits, as applicable under TESDA scholarship programs, namely:

1. Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP). The TWSP seeks to support rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth through course offerings in priority industries and key employment generators such as agrifishery/agri-business/agro-industrial, tourism, information technology-business process management (lT-BPM), semi-conductor and electronics, automotive, other priority manufacturing industries, logistics, general infrastructure, and new and emerging sectors. The program is addressing poverty reduction through TVET for Global Competitiveness and WET for Job Readiness; and

2. Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA). This program was established through Section 8 of Republic Act No. 8545, otherwise known as the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) Act. PESFA offers educational grants to qualified and deserving college freshmen both in degree and nondegree courses. The program seeks to: extend financial assistance to marginalized but deserving students in postsecondary nondegree courses; promote TVET; contribute to the development of a competent skilled workforce; and assist private institutions in their development efforts by assuring a steady supply of enrollees to their course offerings. The PESFA directed the beneficiaries on the choices of careers to the critical skills requirements of indemand jobs in the labor market. It also allows for equity distribution of the opportunities made available through government subsidies.

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