/ 30 December 2020

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority is offering a new online course — Proper Waste Management in the Workplace.

The free, self-paced course is composed of two units covering the concepts and practices of ecological solid waste management.

It was developed by TESDA in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the National Solid Waste Management Commission.

TESDA chief Isidro Lapeña issued in June this year Memorandum No. 242 citing Republic Act 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, as the basis for the development of the course.

It intends to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of learners on the proper classification, segregation, minimization and disposal of solid wastes.

The course also discusses salient features of the Philippine Environmental Laws and Regulations, as well as Waste Management Strategy and Planning to reduce the environmental impact of solid wastes.

A Certificate of Completion can be downloaded by those who will get at least 80 percent in the summative test at the end of the course.

TESDA has also promulgated the Training Regulations for Garbage Collection NC I and Sanitary Landfill Operation NC II to promote the observance and practice of solid waste management in communities.