Free TESDA Online Courses You Can Enroll In This 2020
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Manila, Philippines — The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it. Quarantine orders were enacted‘ and even now, the Philippines is still under quarantine. Granted, we are under less strict and more forgiving quarantine orders under the Modified General Community Quarantine.
Even if restrictions are slowly being lifted, it looks like the future for education remains to be online and contact-free.
With quarantine orders that prevent us from leaving our homes, and education remaining to be online and at-home, this is the perfect time to build upon your skills and credentials, that might be useful for looking jobs in a post Covid-19 pandemic world.
The good news is that there are free online courses for tech-voc skills that are offered by the Technical Education and School Development Authority through the TESDA Online Program.
What are the free online courses?
The TESDA Online Program has more than 67 available courses that you can enroll in. To keep things encapsulated, we have chosen 7 courses that offer the most in-demand skills to jobs that are specifically tailored for a post-pandemic Philippines.
For a full, comprehensive list of these online courses, you may visit the TESDA Online Program webpage.
Free Online Courses Relevant to Covid-19 Management
These are courses that discuss the hows, whys, and dos of managing the ongoing pandemic—both as an individual and as an organization.
These include courses with specific topics such as Covid-19 General Duties, Covid-19 Awareness, Managing TVET during Covid-19, Learning Online during Covid-19, Teaching Online during Covid-19, and other relevant courses.
Information and Communication Technology Courses
With the relocation of a lot of daily activities to the web—such as learning, teaching, shopping, working, and so on—-ICT skills are becoming more in-demand, as a way of providing proper telecommunication to aid online activities.
TESDA ICT Courses include courses for mobile app developments, technopreneurship, web development, and the fundamentals of ICT.
The current COVID-19 situation has opened up many business opportunities. From delivery services to food businesses and online selling, all these different businesses will benefit from additional skills and knowledge of the owners.
TESDA entrepreneurship courses cover lessons on how to start up your own business, how to manage your finances, and how to improve your business.
Electrical and Electronics
As the world gears up to be even more technology and electronics-dependent, electrical and electronics-based skills are becoming more in-demand to support this technological-world.
These courses offer a wide range of topics: from computer systems servicing, computer system installations, setting up and managing computer systems.
Appreciation Course on Flexible Learning
This course is especially important and relevant in this remote learning world, where synchronous and asynchronous methods of teaching are employed. This is great for teachers who are finding the transition to online learning a bit challenging.
Lifelong Learning Skills
These types of courses offer lessons on important skills that would help you find better jobs and be more competitive in the workplace. These include job interview courses and skills that you would need to succeed academically. These are especially helpful for those who are fresh graduates, or those looking to relearn skills that will last them a lifetime.
21st Century Skills
21st-century skills are great skills to have, that most employers require in this competitive job market. These skills include workplace
communication, as well as environmental literacy.
Who are eligible to enroll in these courses?
These online courses are offered to a wide variety of Filipinos—from the student, out of school youth, employed, unemployed, retired, or even for our Overseas Filipino Workers. The purpose of these courses is to provide a means of expanding the technical knowledge and skills of its enrollees. In which case, you are most probably eligible to enroll in these online courses.
The best part is that you can enroll in multiple courses, and you can have access to all of this information for free.
How do these TESDA Online Courses work?
If you are worried that you will be unable to keep up with these online courses, there is no need to worry. All courses that are offered under the TESDA Online Program can be learned during your own pace and your own time.
Therefore, you can still be studying regularly, working, working on your business, or taking care of household chores while learning in these courses.
Those were all essential information that you need to know about the TESDA Online Program. If you are interested in expanding your skills, you can create an account on e-tesda.gov.ph and start your online courses learning journey.