TESDA launches trainings in malls

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Camarines Sur provincial office has launched a new strategy to extend its services from its training centers to a new setting to attract more clients and promote the agency’s programs.


On Wednesday, Sept. 15, TESDA launched its Skills Training at the Mall (STM) at Robinson’s Place Naga through a simple ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event was attended by Ragay Polytechnic Skills Institute (RPSI) Vocational School Superintendent Rosalyn Perida, together with TESDA Camarines Sur chief Mariglo M. Sese, Supervising TESDA Specialist Roberto Delas Llagas and Provincial Training Center (PTC) Libmanan Administrator Ronnie Arevalo.


The occasion was attended by personnel of the TESDA Camarines Sur, Regional Training Center –Pili, Provincial Training Center-Libmanan, and RPSI.

The STM video material is being aired at the TESDA Specialista Desk from Mondays to Fridays. (LSM/PIA5/Camarines Sur/with reports from ISSanJose-RPSI)


“This is TESDA’s strategy to reach out to our clients this pandemic. We know that malls never ran out of shoppers so we want to take that opportunity to put up a TESDA Specialista Desk at Robinson’s Place where customers can easily inquire about our services,” Sese said.


STM is a mobile skills training program utilizing the use of recorded video materials with topics ranging from Agriculture, Health, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Tourism, and construction training program produced by TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs).


In a press statement, TESDA added that STM is an innovative and creative way of learning and instilling an appreciation for various skills training programs while waiting for the issuance of the client’s National Certificates (NCs).”


STM is the product of the creative effort of Sese.


He said the video materials will be advantageous to clients who will apply for NCs and for those who wish to know the programs and services that TESDA is offering.


Interested clients are apprehensive to go to TESDA’s TTIs due to the threat of being infected with Covid-19. Yet through the STM, accessibility is made easier for those who intend to know TESDA’s program offerings.