At least six out of 10 (62 percent) graduates of technical vocational education and training (TVET) courses land in jobs within six months to one year after their graduation, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) said.
The result was based on a recent impact evaluation conducted by Tesda on its graduates, who have obtained their respective national certificates after undergoing assessment.
“TVET graduates are sitting in a sweet spot as many of them get hired immediately after graduation,” Secretary Joel Villanueva, Tesda director general said in a statement.
”It’s a testament that Tesda is on the right track of gearing its programs and services towards helping students obtain the in-demand skills and helping them find employment or start their own business,” Villanueva added.
The Tesda chief said the agency offers courses that were de-signed based on the skills priorities identified by the industry and developed together with industry practitioners.