TESDA encourages the public to enroll in COVID-19 management online courses

ESDA encourages Filipinos to take advantage of the free online COVID-19 management courses offered by the agency.

TACLOBAN CITY — With the Philippines experiencing increased COVID-19 instances, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) encouraged Filipinos to take advantage of its free online COVID-19 management courses.

According to TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña, the agency is now delivering ten free online training modules relevant to COVID-19 administration through its TESDA Online Program (TOP). Some of the courses are as follows:

  • Contact-tracing Free Coursera Course;
  • COVID-19 Awareness;
  • COVID-19 General Duties;
  • COVID-19:
  • How to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Learning Online During COVID-19;
  • Managing TVET During COVID-19;
  • Standard precautions: Hand hygiene;
  • Teaching Online During COVID-19;
  • Health Effects of Climate Change; and 
  • Practicing COVID-19 Preventive Measures in the Workplace.

"As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we are inviting everyone to enroll in our free online courses related to COVID-19 management not just to help prevent the spread of the virus but also to be productive amid travel restrictions," Lapeña added.

Health-related courses appear to be the most in-demand for Filipinos in the TOP in 2021. According to e-TESDA data, 397,721 Filipinos have enlisted in the TOP's Human Health/Health Care Sector in 2021. Similarly, with 369,650 students registered, Practicing COVID-19 Preventive Measures in the Workplace was the most popular course.

Those interested in registering, enrolling, or viewing a list of available courses should go to https://www.e-tesda.gov.ph/.

Meanwhile, Lapea has extended his invitation to local government units (LGUs) and the corporate sector to participate in the free contact tracing training program (CTTP) and hire its graduates. It should be noted that the CTTP was launched by TESDA National Capital Region (NCR) on September 9, 2020, through the MuntiParLasTaPat District Training and Assessment Center.

According to current data, a total of 11,056 trainees have completed the Contact Tracing Level II program, with 1,689 graduating in 2020 and 9,367 in 2021.

The Contact Tracing Level II curriculum, designed with the help of the Department of Health's (DOH) Health Human Resources Development Bureau and health industry professionals, is a 15-day blended learning program.

Scholars are provided with a training allowance of P2,400 for the duration of their training, insurance coverage, and an additional allowance to cover internet fees and personal protective equipment. —Tacloban News Update (Source: TESDA/PRESS RELEASE)
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