TESDA, USAID launch 18 modules to boost trainees' job readiness

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

June 3, 2024, 5:39 pm

MANILA – Eighteen modules developed by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), were launched in Taguig City on Monday.

The modules are integrated into the training regulations of TESDA's NC III and NC IV.

"We have finalized and packaged these 18 additional Work Readiness modules to better prepare Filipinos for the demands of the modern job market,” TESDA Director General Suharto Mangudadatu said during the launch.

The modules to be integrated into NC III qualifications are Leading Workplace Communication; Leading Small Teams; Applying Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Techniques in the Workplace; Working in a Diverse Environment; Proposing Methods of Applying Learning and Innovation in the Organization; Using Information Systematically; Evaluating Occupational Safety and Health Work Practices; Evaluating Environmental Work Practices; and, Facilitating Entrepreneurial Skills for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.

For NC IV, the modules are Utilizing Specialized Communication Skills; Developing and Leading Teams; Performing Higher-Order Thinking Processes and Applying Techniques in the Workplace; Contributing to the Practice of Social Justice in the Workplace; Managing Innovative Work Instructions; Managing and Evaluating the Usage of Information; Leading in the Improvement of Occupational Safety and Health Programs, Policies, and Procedures; Leading Towards Improvement of Environmental Work Programs, Policies and Procedures; and Sustaining Entrepreneurial Skills.

According to TESDA, the modules will be integrated into existing training programs with basic competencies.

The deployment of these modules will start immediately, initially with the training of trainers program, TESDA said.

These modules will also be integrated into other TVET courses in the future.

Meanwhile, the modules were created in partnership with the USAID through its Opportunity 2.0 program that aims to provide education to out-of-school youth and enhance their employment and livelihood opportunities.

Both parties have also worked together in crafting 18 Work Readiness modules for NC I and NC II courses in 2021. (PNA)