The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is a government agency providing opportunities to the nation’s citizens for job-readiness in the global workplace through various technical education and skills development courses. These courses, which are usually designed for one to up to three months, aim to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and craftsmanship to be able to readily enter the workforce through hands-on training and apprenticeship.
These are the list of courses offered:
- This is a short course in TESDA that aims to train students in performing automotive services such as, gas and diesel tune-up, servicing in automotive battery service ignition system, testing and repairing automotive wiring/lighting system, under chassis preventive maintenance and automotive shop maintenance.
Computer Numeric Control Milling Machine Operator
- This is a short course in TESDA that aims to teach students in basic milling machine operation such as, interpreting working drawing sketches, selecting and cutting workshop materials, performing shop computations, measuring workpiece, preventive and corrective maintenance, writing basic CNC milling machine program and others.
Electrical Installation and Maintenance
- This course aims to train students in installing and maintaining electrical wiring, lighting and other related equipment and system in residential building not exceeding 600 volts.
- This course’s aim is to teach students on how to set-up and operate different machine tools for precision machining operations.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- This TESDA course is for training students in welding, carbon steel plates components using SMAW welding equipment.
**Schedule of Classes: 08:00~17:00 ; Monday to Friday
***SMAW schedule of classes: 08:00~15:00 or 15:00~21:00
**Supplies and Assessment fees included
* 2 pcs passport-size pictures (white background, shirt/polo MUST be with collar)
* 50% downpayment of training fee
* Photocopy of the following documents:
*** Birth Certificate
*** High School diploma or card or college credential
*** Medical certificate (must be fit for training)
*** NBI Clearance
*** Chest X-ray result (for welding course enrolees)
Food and Beverage Services
- This TESDA short course aims to train individuals in customer related to food and beverage in different business establishments such as,hotels, motels, restaurants and others.
- This TESDA course aims to trains students in preparing hot and cold meals, desserts, as well as, kitchen cleanliness and hygiene, and others.
- This short course aims to train students on how to prepare, mix and serve drinks to bar customers.
- This course’s aim is to train individuals to deliver good quality of coffee in commercial and specialty coffee shops.
**Schedule of Classes: 08:00~13:00 ; Monday to Friday
* 1 pc 1×1 ID picture
* 50% downpayment of the training fee
* Birth certificate (original and 1 photocopy)
* Any school credential (at least High School graduate – original and 1 photocopy)
In Baguio City, there are two venues for TESDA’s short term courses. One is at Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT) and the Regional Training Center of TESDA.
MONOL to TESDA Regional Training Center and vice versa
Description: The Regional Training Center (RTC) of TESDA is about 10 kilometers away from MONOL. Without traffic, travel time would take around 30 minutes.
Transportation: Students would have two modes for transportation:
- via Jeepney: (Monol to TESDA RTC) They could ride a jeep (Tam-Awan via Quezon Hill) in front of Monol heading to the town proper of Baguio City. From there, they could ride another jeep (Kias via Loakan Road) and they would be dropped off right in front of TESDA RTC. They could find the terminal of the jeep heading to Kias in Perfecto St., right beside the Igorot Park (see picture for reference). Estimated travel time would be 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the traffic
(TESDA RTC to Monol) Across the street in front of TESDA RTC, the students may ride a Kias jeep heading to the town proper. From the drop-off point, they may walk going to Kayang St. and look for the jeep heading to Tam-Awan via Quezon Hill. It will drop them off in front of Monol (see map for reference).
- viaTaxi: The Students can ride a cab right in front of Monol and it will drop them off in front of TESDA RTC. Estimated travel time would me 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.
MONOL to Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT)
Description: The Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT) is about five kilometers from Monol. Without traffic, the travel time would be about 20 minutes.
Transportation: The students would have two choices for transportation:
- via Jeepney: (Monol to BCSAT)From Monol, students may ride a jeep heading to town proper. They may get off the jeep along Shanum street and ride another jeep beside the Igorot Park heading to Military Cut-Off (see photo for reference). They could ask the jeepney driver to drop them off in front of BCSAT. Estimated travel time will be 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.
(BCSAT to Monol) Students may ride any jeep heading to town proper across the street in front of BCSAT. They would return to the jeepney terminal along Perfecto street. From there, they could walk to Kayang street and ride a jeep with a Tam-Awan via Quezon Hill route (see map for reference).
- via Taxi: The easier mode of transportation is via taxi. Students could ride a taxi in front of Monol and ask the driver to take them in front of BCSAT and vice versa. Estimated travel time would be 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.