Youth Profiling for Starring Careers

It is a career guidance program designed to help students choose intelligently what course to pursue after graduation from high school. It provides aptitude and job interest assessment, labor market information, education and training information, career profiling and career guidance and counseling.

Blue Desk

It is a mini-employment facilitation program that provides services such as labor market intelligence data, career guidance, referral and placement for wage employment (local and overseas), emergency employment including on-the-job training and apprenticeship and referral for business development support for self-employment.


TESDA is implementing two (2) types of scholarship programs, namely:

• Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) – established through RA 8545 otherwise known as the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) Act.    It seeks to extend financial assistance to marginalized but deserving students in post secondary non-degree TVET courses.

• Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) – provides the necessary supply to meet the demand particularly in high critical skills.

Enterprise-based Training

This refers to training programs being implemented within companies/firms, such as:

• Kasanayan sa Hanapbuhay Program
• Apprenticeship Program
• Learnership Program
• Dual Training System

Technology-based Community Training

This program is primarily addressed to the poor and marginal groups who have low skills, limited management abilities, and have few economic options. They have no access to capital – most of them are unqualified for formal credit programs.

It is purposively designed to catalyze the creation of livelihood enterprises that shall be implemented by the trainees immediately after the training.

Center-based Training

This refers to training provisions being undertaken in the TESDA Regional and Provincial Training Centers in various trade areas located across the country.

School-based Training

This refers to the direct delivery or provision of TVET programs by public and private institutions whose programs are registered with TESDA.

Competency Assessment and Certification

The assessment process seeks to determine whether the graduate or worker can perform to the standards expected in the workplace based on the defined competency standards.

Certification is provided to those who meet the competency standards. This ensures the productivity, quality and global competitiveness of the middle-level workers.

Unified TVET Program Registration And Accreditation System (UTPRAS)

It is the system that ensures compliance of Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) with the minimum requirements, as prescribed under the promulgated training regulations, prior to the issuance of the government authority (Certificate of Program Registration) to offer or undertake technical-vocational education and training (TVET) programs. The program is subjected to a compliance audit and, in some instances, surveillance by TESDA upon receipt of complaint.