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Mission / Vision
TESDA is the leading partner in the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values.
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Program & Services
TESDA is a government agency which provides direction, policies, programs and standards towards quality technical education and skill development. 
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TESDA programs aim to address equity and access by providing direct financial   assistance to deserving TVET enrollees across all regions in the country.
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Latest News
This is where TESDA puts the latest news, announcement, activities and programs in this page. Click the "Read More" below for further details and information. 
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Welcome to TESDA Misamis Occidental Provincial Office

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was established through the enactment of Republic Act No. 7796 otherwise known as the "Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994", which was signed into law by President Fidel V. Ramos on August 25, 1994. This Act aims to encourage the full participation of and mobilize the industry, labor, local government units and technical-vocational institutions in the skills development of the country's human resources.


TVET Programs

In view of the need to provide equitable access and provision of TESD programs to the growing TVET clients, TESDA continues to undertake direct training provisions. There are four training modalities school-based, center-based, enterprise-based and community-based. These are being done with TESDA’s infrastructure in place - 57 TESDA administered schools, 60 training center, enterprize-based training through DTS/apprenticeship and community-based training in convergence with the LGU’s.


Competency Standards Development

TESDA develops competency standards for middle-level skilled workers. These are in the form of units of competency containing descriptors for acceptable work performance. These are packaged into qualifications corresponding to critical jobs and occupations in the priority industry sectors. The qualifications correspond to a specific levels in the Philippine TVET Qualifications Framework (PTQF).


Program Registration & Accreditation

Program registration in UTPRAS is the mandatory registration of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs with TESDA. It is the system that ensures compliance of Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) with the minimum requirements as prescribed under the promulgated training regulation to include among others curricular programs, faculty and staff qualifications, physical sites and facilities, tools, equipment, supplies and materials and similar requirements prior to the issuance of the government authority to offer or undertake technical vocational education programs.

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Assessment Center

TESDA has a Registry of Certified Workers which provides information on the pool of certified workers for certain occupations nationwide. TESDA also has accredited assessment centers as well as the competency assessors who conduct competency assessment process for persons applying for certification.

Our Latest News

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AUGUST 25, 2022

  TESDA Misamis Occidental Cluster holds the National Tech-Voc Day and World Cafe of Opportunities(WCO) through Job Linkaging and Networking Services in partnership with the local government of Oroquieta City - PESO Office, August 25, 2022, at the Covered Court of OAIS in celebration of TESDA's 28th Founding Anniversary.

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Our Scandinavian Adventure (1)

  October 19, 2021 - TESDA Misamis Occidental (TESDA Mis.Occ.) conducted graduation ceremony to 25 scholars of Raise Organic Chicken and 25 scholars of Produce Organic Fertilizer at Barangay Sebucal, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. 

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  April 12, 2021 - As an output on the Joint AFP - PNP Civil Relation Committee Provincial Meeting attended last April 6, 2021 in Provincial Philippine National Police New Function Hall, TESDA Misamis Occidental Provincial Office joins the Community Outreach Program initiated by AFP and PNP in Brgy. Lake Duminagat, Don Victoriano 

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TESDA Core Business

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Direction Setting

Crucial to TESDA's role as the TVET authority in the country is its capacity to steer and provide guidance to the sector. With the end in view of setting out clear directions and establishing priorities, the availability of timely, relevant and accurate information is of essence. Data gathered through the conduct of researchers and studies shall be disseminated to enable the TVET stakeholders to make informed decisions. With quality information, TVET policies and plans shall be formulated that will serve as the blueprint for TVET implementation in the country.

Policies, Plans and Information

Programs and services relating to these concern embody the role of TESDA as the authority in technical vocational education and training (TVET). These are aimed at providing clear directions and priorities for TVET in the country. These include the formulation of plans and policies for the TVET sector and the generation through researches and studies and the dissemination of relevant data and information for informed decision of stakeholders of the sector.

    National Technical Education Skills Development (TESD) Plan
    National Technical Education Skills Development (TESD) Research Agenda
    Philippine Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) System
    Philippine Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Outlook
    Labor Market Intelligence Reports
    List of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Studies
    Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Statistics

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Scholarship and Student Assistance Programs

Programs aim to address equity and access by providing direct financial   assistance to deserving TVET enrollees across all regions in the country.  The scholarship programs currently being implemented include the following:

Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA)
This program was established through Section 8 of Republic Act No. 8545, otherwise known as the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) Act.  PESFA offers educational grants to qualified and deserving college freshmen both in degree and   non-degree courses.
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Training for Work Scholarship (TWSP)
The program was launched in May 2006 with funding from the Office of the President and mainstreamed in the regular budget in 2008. This program is a response to the clamor of industry to address the critical skills shortages in priority sectors, particularly the Business Process Outsourcing, metals and engineering, construction and tourism, among others.
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Special Training for Employment Program (STEP)
STEP is a community-based specialty training program that addresses specific skill needs of the communities and promote employment through entrepreneurial, self-employment and service-oriented activities. Training programs offered are generally short-term or modules based on the Training Regulations promulgated by TESDA. 
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Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB)

In pursuit of attaining the Philippine Development Plan’s goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction, and promoting good governance at the local level, the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC), through the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) Oversight Agencies, shall implement the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB). This program seeks to increase citizen’s access to local service delivery through a demand-driven budget planning process and to strengthen government accountability in local public service provision.

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The Barangay Kabuhayan Skills Training Program provides skills training opportunities for the beneficiaries in the 4th, 5th, and 6th class municipalities to equip them with employable skills to make them economically productive though wage or self-employment.  

The target beneficiaries are the residents of the 4th, 5th and 6th municipalities and barangays nationwide who are at least fifteen (15) years old at the start of the training program and are Filipino citizens.

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