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Scholarship and Student Assistance Programs

Training for Work Scholarship (TWSP) 

 

This program is anchor with the National TESD Plan for 2018-2022, coupled with TESDA's 17 - point Agenda, espouses 2 pronged Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) directions for the next 5 years:

1. TVET for Global Competitiveness and Job Readiness 

2. TVET for Social Equity and Poverty Reduction.

 

TVET is being re-positioned to respond to the new challenges brought about by the local as well as global drivers of change which impact on how industries operate -  streamlined business processes, use of global value change, and adoption of high technology and information technology and mobile workforce.  With the fast-paced and complex way of doing business,  TVET has to respond to these challenges of addressing the diversified industry requirements and at the same time making sure that no one is left behind in TVET.

It is in this context that TESDA has been implementing scholarship program to enhance TVET access and encourage technical education and skills development for the needed workers of key employment generating as well as emerging industries.

Target Beneficiaries:

1. Filipino Citizen;

2. At least fifteen (18) years old at the start of the training program;

3. Must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program for  beneficiaries.

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.  The program seeks to:

 

1. extend financial assistance to marginalized but deserving students in post-secondary non-degree courses;

2. promote TVET;

3. contribute to the development of a competent skilled workforce; and

4. assist private institutions in their development efforts by assuring a steady supply of enrollees to their course offerings.

 

The PESFA directed the beneficiaries on the choices of careers to the critical skills requirements of in-demand jobs in the labor market. It also allows for equity  distribution of the opportunities made available through government subsidies.

  

Target Beneficiaries:

1. Filipino Citizen;

2. At least fifteen (15) years old at the start of the training program;

3. Must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program for beneficiaries.

4. Must be at least high school graduate/high school completer;

5. With an annual family income of three hundred thousand (P300,000.00) and below.

Special Training for Employment Program (STEP)

 

​STEP is a community-based specialty training program that seeks address the specific skills needs of the communities and promote employment, through entrepreneurial, self-employment and service-oriented activities. STEP is TESDA 's response to address poverty in the informal sector by providing the disadvantaged sector training and employment through TVET for Social Equity, addressing the TVET requirements of the informal sector.   This training program are generally short-term and shall use the cluster of units of competencies prescribed in the Training Regulations (TRs) promulgated by TESDA, wherever applicable.  
 

Target Beneficiaries:

1. Filipino Citizen;

2. At least fifteen (15) years old at the start of the training program;

3. Must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program for beneficiaries.

Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA)

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