Tesda trains Saudi experts


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) will train 175 trainers and experts from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in their respective trade specializations under the Technology Training Program for the Trainers of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC).

“Tesda training has become synonymous to high-quality, cutting edge education, that’s why partner institutions are coming back,” Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva said.

The training will give the Saudi experts the knowledge and skills to level off their competencies to global developments and technological advancement.

“We will continue to make a strong push to make the Philippines a Mecca for tech-voc education and training in Asia,” Villanueva said.

The training of the Saudi experts will be from September to December. Each batch will complete 60 hours of training for 10 days.

The training will have a combination of theory and practice, which will include exposure to Philippine industries and companies.

The TVTC will hold trainings on the Fiber Optic Technology, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) with Plasma Arc Cutting, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning and Controlling System, Maintaining Mobile and Smart Phone, LTE System, Architecture and Protocols, Geographic Information System (GIS) Operation, and Heat Treatments and Material Testing.

The Tesda has extended its training services to Saudi since 2006.


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  1. Okay, what about our own Filipino citizens, can they get free training in Tesda so they can land a decent job?

    • Hilario Martinez on

      Sec. 2, RA 7796, 1994 (the Philippine law that created tesda) says it can only train Filipinos. so what law authorizes tesda to train other nationals?