Telecommunications company Globe has announced yesterday that they will provide data connectivity for its 80 million subscribers for free to access any online courses at Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and this partnership is also open for TM customers.
On a statement by Globe’s Chief Sustainability Officer Yolanda Crisanto, users will only need to open the official website of the online training system at e-tesda.gov.ph even without load and charges.
She also added that with the ambiguity that we are facing right now, we need to take challenges to continuously learn and explore new things. With this project, their clients will have the option to improve their skills.
TESDA Online Program (TOP) is an educational resource to make Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) convenient for the Filipinos to have sources of livelihood.
The following are some of the courses available:
- Plumbing NC II
- Computer Systems Servicing NC II
- Automotive Servicing NC II
- Web Development Training
- Caregiving NC II
- Housekeeping NC II
- Food and Beverage Servicing
- Health, Social and other Community Development Services
- Trainers Methodology II
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition
Meanwhile, TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña thanked the industry giant following their request for an agreement. He also revealed that they formally sent a letter to Globe for this matter and it is their chance to serve more Filipinos in line with their guiding principle “TESDA Abot Lahat”.
Since August 10, the subscribers started using it two weeks before the 26th anniversary of the agency. Even those who do not have mobile data will be able to learn various skills from TOP. Lapeña then noted that free access does not cover the materials and other resources outside the program such as videos, links by partners, and several organizations.
Ever since the quarantine started last March, TESDA has been encouraging those who are interested in their program. The good thing about this is there is no age limit and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) are welcome. According to their survey, even graduates express their curiousness to acquire knowledge.
This is not the first time that Globe provided free data. Previously, they also contribute to the Department of Education’s e-learning platform “DepEd Commons” enable to help educators and learners.
It has open educational resources written by public school teachers and online review materials. The instructors can also revise, reuse, redistribute, and retain their contents by combining it with learning management system.