/ 7 February 2023

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority trained 28,982 repatriated overseas Filipino workers and their dependents in 2022.

TESDA Director General Danilo Cruz renewed his strong commitment to continue efforts for the upskilling and reskilling of OFWs and their families.

“‘Yung mga bumabalik na nawalan ng trabaho ay binibigyan natin ng training program para makapaghanda sa bagong skills na papasukin nila o babalik sila sa kanilang foreign employment at kung mag-decide sila na dito na magtrabaho,” Cruz said.

OFWs and their dependents have registered for the TESDA Online Program. In 2022, 84,509 OFWs and their dependents registered in the TOP.

Among the top courses which OFWs and their families took are Practicing Covid19 Preventive Measures in the Workplace, Introduction to Caregiving, and Providing Housekeeping Services.

TESDA has also assisted displaced OFWs under its OFW Reintegration for Skills Employment Program which is being implemented with the help of the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration, Philippine Trade Training Center and Coca-Cola Philippines.

The OFW-RISE Program offers returning OFWs an online course that can be accessed through the TOP. This enables them to transform their business ideas into business plans.

Cruz vowed to continue improving TESDA’s programs to produce highly-skilled and globally-competitive workers who can adapt to the ever-changing demand of the industry.