/ 30 March 2021

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority has suspended face-to-face classes in training centers as well as competency assessment in areas under enhanced community quarantine.

TESDA Director General Isidro Lapeña issued a memorandum ordering all TESDA Technology Institutions and Technical Vocational Institutions to suspend face-to-face classes in Metro Manila and the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan and Rizal.

“This suspension shall also apply to all other areas which have been placed under community-wide lockdowns by their respective local government units in the municipality/city/provincial level,” he said.

Lapeña encouraged the affected TVIs and Assessment Centers to shift to online training and assessment.

In areas under ECQ, only online application,  online enrollment, asynchronous eLearning programs and online processing and issuance of certificates are allowed.

Lapeña reminded all regional and provincial offices to strictly enforce and monitor the compliance of all TESDA personnel and partner TVIs/ACs to the public health and safety protocols, reinforcement of contact tracing systems, and provision of isolation and quarantine facilities.