/ 26 May 2021

OUTBOUND overseas Filipino workers who reside in the provinces were encouraged by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to undergo competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II in their area to avoid overcrowding in the National Capital Region.

TESDA Director General Isidro Lapeña said that TESDA technology institutions with accredited assessment centers in Metro Manila get the bulk of applications for domestic work assessment.

“We are encouraging all our outbound OFWs to take up their competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II at the nearest training institutions in their area. There are available assessment centers nationwide. We assure you that we will accommodate all outbound OFWs who need to be assessed,” Lapeña said.

There are 34 centers nationwide which offer competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II and three of them are in NCR. These are TESDA-Navotas Training Institute in Navotas, TESDA Women’s Center, and Pasay-Makati District Training and Assessment Center both in Taguig City.

Meanwhile, to avoid the spread of Covid19, Lapeña encouraged outbound OFWs who need assessment to file their application for assessment and certification online through the TESDA mobile app and TESDA website.

The TESDA App receives around 50-60 applications from Metro Manila and 10-15 applications from Region III and Region IV-A. Other regions receive only a few or no applications at all.

“They can visit the or download the TESDA App on Google Play or Apple Stores. They will find the ‘TESDA Abot Lahat ang OFWs’ button from there and just click it and send their application,” Lapeña said.