/ 26 June 2022

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority recently conducted a series of orientation on the Biometric-enabled Scholarship Registration System.

Spearheaded by Information and Communication Technology Office Executive Director Jeffrey Ian Dy, the agency held the orientation to address the relevant issues and concerns raised by registrars and trainers on BSRS.

The BSRS program was rolled out last April.

TESDA has conducted orientation in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Caraga, and Regions III, VI, VII, VIII, XI and XII. Other provinces will follow.

Among the issues addressed during the orientation were verification errors and accuracy of attendance report, unsuccessful biometric capture and instances where only the trainer sees a quick response code during login.

TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña said that with the implementation of the BSRS, the clerical work of provincial offices was eased.

The BSRS uses the latest in facial recognition technology in the registration and application of scholars.

“BSRS is a powerful tool to improve our services. It changes the way we work in TESDA, and it changes the way the culture of training implementation to ensure that government funds intended for scholarships are not put to waste,” Lapeña said.

As of June 21, 164,628 BSRS accounts for scholars and 6,272 accounts for trainers have been created. Further, 1,921 Technical Vocational Institutions have adopted the BSRS.