Make the most out of the enhanced community quarantine by taking these 68 free online courses offered by TESDA.
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña urged everyone to take advantage of the enhanced community quarantine to acquire new skills through its free online courses.
“While it (online program) has been there for some time, the more that I am encouraging the public to avail of it now as we deal with Covid-19 (pandemic), to maximize their time while the ECQ is being implemented. It’s a way also to prevent contacts because you’ll never know if you’re already talking to a (Covid-19) carrier,” Lapeña told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in a phone interview on Thursday.
There is no age limit as to who can avail of TESDA online courses. One could also enroll in another class after finishing the other.
“Availing online courses is apt while people are staying in their homes. As long as they are computer literate, they could enroll. What’s good is that they could still apply their learnings after the ECQ, and they could apply for (TESDA) certification,” he remarked.
TESDA Secretary noted there was a surge in the number of online enrollees during the ECQ. There were 19,598 enrollees from March 16-29.
For those who are currently enrolled in courses that cannot be taken online like Welding, Lapeña said they have to wait until schools can be opened again.
“They will need to wait. We are avoiding contact. In our office, for instance, we only have a skeletal force, and we encourage work from home (scheme),” he said.
Lapeña also reported TESDA’s contribution to the community in fighting COVID-19. “To date, we have already produced 57,000 face masks, 1,300 face shields. We also produced pastries and sanitizers and distributed these to front liners such as healthcare workers, police and military,” he said.
68 Free TESDA Online Courses You Can Take Now
- Basic Computer Operation
- Computer Systems Servicing
- Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3
- CAD / CAM Operation
- Animation (3D DIGITAL)
- Microsoft Online Courses
- Game Development
- Game Production Basics
- Developing 2D Games with HTML5
- Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity
- Software Development Fundamentals
- C# Fundamentals for Beginners
- Udacity – Google Courses
- Android Development for Beginners
- UX Design for Mobile Developers
- SMART SWEEP Lecture Series
- Food and Beverage Servicing
- Waiter Servicing
- Room Attendant Servicing
- Bus Boy Servicing
- Provide Housekeeping Services to Guests
- Guest Room Attendant Servicing
- Valet Servicing
- Public Area Attendant Servicing
- Laundry Servicing
- Preparing Sandwiches
- Preparing Egg Dishes
- Preparing Vegetable Dishes
- Preparing Starch Dishes
- Preparing Salads and Salad Dressing
- Preparing Appetizers
- Preparing Desserts
- Bread and Pastry Production
- Preparing Pastry Products
- Cellphone Servicing
- Solar Night Light Assembly
- Diesel Engine Tune Up
- Automotive Battery Servicing
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition
- Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing
Trainers Methodology I
- Plan Training Session
- Facilitate Learning Session
- Conduct Competency Assessment
Trainers Methodology II
- Curriculum Development
Health, Social and other Community Development Services
- Massage Therapy
- Swedish Massage
- Thai Massage
- Shiatsu Massage
- Beauty Care (Nail Care)