20/25 welding students are female! More women encouraged by TESDA’s in-demand-skills training courses

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Almost 300 students of various courses under Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) graduated on Thursday in Taguig City, after months of training. According to TESDA, more and more women are encouraged to learn welding nowadays. In fact, twenty out of twenty-five welding students of every batch are females.

One of the graduates, Micca Abauan, undertook almost seven months of basic and advanced course in welding at TESDA Women’s Center.

Miss Abauan was previously a mariner-student, but later she chose acquiring welding skills. As welding is always in-demand, sooner or later, companies local and abroad will be vying for ‘skilled’ fresh graduates like her.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority was established through the enactment of Republic Act No. 7796 authored by Senator Francisco Tatad, otherwise known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”, which was signed into law by President Fidel Ramos on August 25, 1994. This Act aims to encourage the full participation of and mobilize the industry, labor, local government units and technical-vocational institutions in the skills development of the country’s human resources.

TESDA targets the ‘employability rate’ or the number of Filipinos acquiring jobs through the skills they learn in the institution.

Interested ‘learners’ can choose from almost 300 courses offered by TESDA on their website.

You can also go to TESDA accredited centers spread nationwide to be guided on choosing the course you want to avoid any mismatch of interests.