TESDA Scholarship and Student Assistance Program

Published: 15th June 2010
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TESDA Scholarship and Student Assistance Program

Private Education Students Financial Assistance Program has been established through Section 8 of 8 R.A No. 8545 otherwise known as the Expanded Government Assistance to students and Teachers in Private education (GASTPE) Act. PESFA offers educational grants to qualified and deserving college freshmen both in degree and non-degree courses. The CHED and TESDA handle the administration of the program for degree and non-degree respectively. The program seeks to: 10 extend financial assistance to marginalized but deserving students in post secondary non-degree TVET courses; 2) promote TVET; 3) contribute to the development of a competent skilled workforce; and 4) assist private institutions in their development efforts by assuring a steady supply of enrollees to their course offerings. FAQ on PESFA

Jobs-directed Scholarship Program is funded under the Technical Education and Skills Development Project-Asian Development Bank (TESDP-ADB). The system will allow eligible TVET providers to participate in the grant system for courses responsive to the needs of the communities in terms of job generation and employment facilitation in priority industries with high demand for labor in regional and provincial levels. The program aims to extend financial assistance thru scholarship grants to poor but deserving students to pursue TVET and equip them with skills for wage employment, self-employment and/or entrepreneurship and assist qualified TVET providers in the conduct of various TVET course offerings that respond to specific employment requirements within the area. The grant system is open to private/public schools/institutions, training centers, private companies, Non-government organizations and people's organizations that are registered with appropriate government agencies, national government agencies and local government units.

Iskolar ng Mahirap na Pamilya or EO No. 307 promulgated the creation of IMP program which provides financial assistance to one qualified child per indigent family. A Certificate of Educational Assistance (CEA) was issued in April 2004 to the head of the family giving him the right to decide whom to send among the children to post-secondary education. Said Certificate is accepted in any TESDA administered institution for a 2-year vocational technical course. One of the unique features of the CEA is that it has no expiry date and works like a pre-need educational plan that can be used atnthe time it is needed for TVET.

PGMA Training for Work Scholarship

To insure that skills training programs produce the best quality workers foe job openings in industry, President Arroyo has allocated P500 million from the government's pump priming fund for the PGMA Training for Work Scholarship Project.

The scholarship, either full or partial, pay for the training costs for finishing courses in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry: call center, medical and legal transcription, animation, software development, and other industries with critical skills requirements.

Some 100,000 scholars in the BPO industry and other industries with critical skills requirements benefit from the scholarship project.

The Project hopes to provide skills and competencies to job seekers through appropriate training programs that are directly connected to existing jobs for immediate employment and to empower private education and training institutions to offer relevant training programs that meet job requirements.

The project partners include TESDA, DOLE, and the Office of the President Adviser for Job Creation (OPAJC), private sector organizations and associations, and private education and training institutions.

JOINT TESDA-BPAP Circular No. 09 s. 2008
TESDA-JITCO Technology Transfer Project

The JITCO-TESDA Project is a private arrangement between Japanese and Philippines companies wherein member companies of JITCO will facilitate the transfer of technology, skills and knowledge to trainees sent by Philippine companies through TESDA.

The members of sending organizations includes organizations registered with SEC or other government agencies, industry boards and associations, chambers of commerce and industry, non-government organizations and cooperatives and BOI-registered Japanese-Philippine subsidiaries and companies.

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