- Competency Assessment and Certification
- TVET Programs
- Program Registration and Accreditation
- Special Projects
With two of TESDA's flagship programs, the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) and the Training for Work Scholarship (TWSP), TESDA-ARMM will realign the slots allocation in the provinces to give prioritization to program offerings that would ensure employment after the trainings.
Distribution of slots for these scholarship programs depend on the slot allocations of the TESDA Central Office.
• Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA)
Established through Section 8 of R.A. No. 8545 or the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in
Private Education (GATSPE) Act, the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) program aims to extend
financial assistance to marginalized but deserving students who want to enroll in private institutions.
PESFA scholars entitled to free training cost, student allowance, book allowance, and assessment fee.
• Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP)
The TWSP is directed to fill up the skills gaps and job requirements of priority industries and sectors with high
employability rate, improve the reach of quality TVET to the grassroots and encourage technical-vocational institutions
to offer programs in higher qualifications catering to in-demand industry requirements.
This scholarship program entitles TWSP scholars to free training cost and assessment fee.
• Skills Training for Employment Program (STEP)
A community-based specialty training program that will address the specific skills needs of the communities and
promote employment, particularly through entrepreneurial, self-employment, self-employment and service-oriented
• Special Scholarship
♦ CY 2013 (Ongoing)
Cash for Training (C4TP)
To improve the plight of the youth and empower them through skills trainings and assistance towards
gainful employment and entrepreneurial activities, TESDA and DSWD forged a partnership called the Cash
for Training Project (C4TP).
The project is composed of 2 independent components: Training for wage-employment (Trabaho) and
Training for self-employment (Hanapbuhay).
Total youth target for ARMM : 3,286
Total cost for the Activity : PhP 65,720,000.00
♦ CY 2012 - 2013
Transition Investment Support Program (TISP)
In support to the ARMM's thrust for poverty reduction, the Government of the Philippines through the
Authority of Honorable President Benigno Simon C. Aquino III, granted a stimulus fund to the region.
TESDA-ARMM implemented the said project fund through 3 components:
PESFA, TWSP, and Job skills trainings for the youth and the Ulama.
|Component||Slots Allocation||Fund Allocation (PhP)|
|Job skills training for the youth and the Ulama||5,984||40,000,000.00|
♦ CY 2011 - 2012
Joint Programme on Youth, Employment and Migration (JP-YEM)
As contracted by the International Labour Office (ILO), this Authority implemented the Labor Market-
Responsive Technical Vocational Skills Training and the Labor Market-Responsive Entrepreneurship Training
to the disadvantage youths of Maguindanao.
• JP-YEM TechVoc Component
The TechVoc Component provided 500 target constitutes in Maguindanao with technical vocational skills training and prepared them to undergo on-the-job trainings.
• JP-YEM Entrep Component
The programme comprised of intensive five-day Entrepreneurship Skills Trainings using the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) methodology, provision of Starter Kits worth Php15,000 to 60 graduates of the said training who had feasible Business Plans, and monitoring and mentoring the recipients of the Starter Kits.
|No. of Trainees||113||113|
|No. of Trainees||60||60|
|granted w/ starter kits|