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Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2005

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).


TESDA sets direction, promulgates relevant standards, and implements programs geared towards a quality-assured and inclusive technical education and skills development and certification system.


Section 2 of RA 7796 states that it is TESDA’s mandate to provide relevant, efficient, accessible, and high quality technical education and skills development in support of the development of globally-competitive Filipino middle-level workforce responsive to and in accordance with Philippine development goals and priorities.

Regular tasks

TESDA’s core business basically consists of three mutually-reinforcing elements. These are direction setting, standards setting and systems development and support to TVET provision. Underpinning these three elements is institutional capacity building.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
TESDA Central Office, East Service Road
South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Fort Bonifacio
1630 Taguig City


local time now: ~13:13 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Isidro S. Lapena
Director General

UNEVOC Coordinator
Rosanna Urdaneta
Deputy Director General
Policies and Planning

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13 September 2019
Guided Self-Assessment in OMNIA, Finland
Sixth UNESCO-UNEVOC I-hubs Guided Self-Assessment was hosted by OMNIA, The Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region, from 9 to 13 September, with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Women's Center from Philippines, who served as a peer reviewing institution.
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