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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development (TESD) in the Philippines. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 7796, otherwise known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”. The said Act integrated the functions of the former National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC), the Bureau of Technical-Vocational Education of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (BTVE-DECS) and the Office of Apprenticeship of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

TESDA was created to mobilize the full participation of industry, labor, technical and vocational institutions, local government, and civil society for skilled manpower development programs.

Mission

TESDA provides direction, policies, programs and standards towards quality technical education and skill development.

Vision

TESDA is a leading partner in the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work attitudes.

Value Statement

We believe in demonstrated competence, institutional integrity, personal commitment and deep sense of nationalism.

TESDA Logo

The triangular lines represent the major pillars of the technical-vocational education and training system – government, industry and the private training institutions.

The small circle above the triangular lines represents the Filipino skilled manpower, the main reason for being the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

The skilled manpower and the training system within the classic rotary wheel means industrial progress powered through focused manpower development. The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development (TESD) in the Philippines.  It was created by virtue of Republic Act 7796, otherwise known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”. The said Act integrated the functions of the former National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC), the Bureau of Technical-Vocational Education of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (BTVE-DECS) and the Office of Apprenticeship of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

TESDA was created to mobilize the full participation of industry, labor, technical and vocational institutions, local government, and civil society for skilled manpower development programs.

Regional Features

Western Visayas has a total land area of 20,223.2 square kms. which is 6.7%  of the total land area of the Philippines,  making it the 7th largest region in the  country. It is composed of six provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo in Panay Island, Negros Occidental in Negros Island and the island-province of Guimaras.

The strategic location of Western Visayas puts it in the heart of the archipelago and provides the link interconnecting Luzon and Mindanao through the western Philippines nautical highway. In 2009 it ranked as the third fastest growing region with a growth rate of 5.9% based on Gross Domestic Product and GRDP from 2001-2009. The region is rich in natural resources with its fertile plains, inland and marine resources, abundant deposits of metallic and non-metallic minerals and scenic natural attraction with an impressive cultural and historical heritage.

The regional economy is based on agriculture and fisheries, tourism and micro and home-based industry which produces globally competitive products such as processed foods, fabrics, bamboo/wood/shell crafts used as gifts and house wares.  Sugar cane and rice are the leading agricultural commodities produced followed by mango, corn and bananas. In addition to poultry production, carabaos, hogs, and  cattle lead in livestock production.   Commercial fishing and aquaculture indicate the presence of rich fishing resources making the region as the third largest in commercial and marine fisheries and 5th in aquaculture.

Western Visayas Socio Economic Stastistics

6 Provinces
18 Congressional Districts
16 Cities
117 Municipalities
4,051 Barangays

Land Area = 20,223.2 sq. km.
Population = 6.843M as of August 2007 census
(Male=50.24%/ Female=49.76%
Population Density=338/sq.km
Population Growth Rate=10.22% (200-2007)
Labor Force Part. Rate=64.1% (Oct. 2010)
Employment Rate=93.9%
Unemployment Rate = 6.1%
Underemployment Rate = 6.1%
No. of Public Elementary Schools = 3,397 (SY 2009-2010) *
No. of Public Secondary Schools = 611 (SY 2009-2010) *
No. of Public & Private Tertiary Schools =137 (SY 2008-2009)

Source of Data: NSO/NSCB, DEpED

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